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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Menu plan

Last week we didn't have a menu plan.  Well, we did, but the plan was just to eat some of our many meals from the freezer.  But for some pinto beans with turkey leg with corn bread that we brought to a pot luck (so good I've got to get another turkey leg), our home focused on other things rather than meals and meal prep. 

For this week, this is our plan.

Sunday: Salmon patties.  We had these once before when my MIL made them and our daughters loved them.

Monday:  Meatloaf and baked potatoes

Tuesday:  Corned beef and fried cabbage (Jaimie picked some up on sale and really, really wanted it).

Wednesday: Eggplant tart.  We still have several eggplant to use up and I came across this website with a lot of eggplant recipes.

Thursday:  Ravioli with marinara sauce

Friday: Egg fried rice

Saturday: Potato soup with fresh bread

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Menu plan

So it's been a couple of weeks and I think the family is going to rebel if I don't get a menu going.  So, here's the plan for this week.

Sunday:  Squash soup.  We used up a bunch of squash that was leftover and had it with homemade bread. 

Monday:  Spaghetti with eggplant sauce

Tuesday:  Cherry chipotle chicken (the sauce was from a place in town), baked potatoes, and luscious slices of tomatoes. 

Wednesday:  BBQ chicken sandwiches with the leftover chicken.

Thursday:  Bean, chicken & cheese quesadillas

Friday:  Pad thai (that means I've got to pick some veggies tonight)

Saturday:  We'll be going to a picnic with burgers to be served, and then to a potluck later in the evening.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Menu plan

It was Labor Day weekend this past weekend, and Jaimie will be going back to school this week while the girls go back to day care.  We moved the swing set because a neighbor had their tree cut down, which took away the shade for them to play in.  Jaimie also power-washed it (and the picnic table), while I worked on dehydrating tomatoes & apples, harvesting all sorts of goodies, and cleaning up the house.  We also fit in some time with friends. 

Monday: Burgers.  I was trying to get away from the standard fare, but was outvoted because everyone seemed to want these.  They are good.  We had them with corn on the cob.

Tuesday: Pierogies. We didn't make them last week because we had leftovers more often than planned.  Jaimie said that these were very labor intensive, so we decided that we should get all three adults involved assembly line next time (because they were too good to not have them again).  He filled them with mashed potatoes and served them with caramelized onions and the sauerkraut we made a few weeks ago.  The sauerkraut has got to be the absolute best we have ever tasted. 

Wednesday:  Egg foo young, as my MIL has requested it.  It will include garden vegetables, of course.

Thursday: Honey sesame roasted chicken, (though we'll roast an entire chicken) along with green beans from the garden, and rice with Japanese seasonings.

Friday: Leftovers

 Saturday: We're on the road, as we're going out of town on Friday after work to visit my new nephew (my MIL will fend for herself just fine without me telling her what she'll have to eat for dinner).  

Sunday: Pasta (because it's easy to prepare when we've been on the road all weekend).