Monday, May 30, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Buffalo burgers, (though I skipped the peppers) sweet potato fries, carrots and cantaloupe

Monday: Turkey Dinner, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls

Tuesday: 1st CSA pick-up!!! Ham and cheesy potatoes, CSA asparagus (i hope!), rolls

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad

Thursday: Scott cooks. Leftover turkey casserole, vegie

Friday: Homemade pizza night, salad

Saturday: Beef Pho (with CSA spring onions? and use part turkey stock with canned beef stock for the broth!)

Monday, May 23, 2011

menu plan monday

Sunday: Greek Chicken tenders, salad, bread, carrots
Monday: Breakfast for Dinner: Baked French Toast, bacon/sausage
Tuesday: Beef Stir fry, rice, egg rolls
Wednesday: Scott cooks. Tortellini, garlic breadsticks, salad
Thursday: Scott cooks. Brats, beans, fruit salad
Friday: Pizza night, salad
Saturday: ??? I need some inspiration.... We ended up going to my sister-in-laws for my father-in-laws birthday....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry-Chipotle BBQ sauce (I'm making this up with a few frozen raspberries and chipotle peppers in adobo from the freezer added to some store bought BBQ sauce. I am also making cocktail meatballs for the shower at the bride's request. Depending on how this raspberry-chipotle sauce turns out, I may modify them to be more like that versus my normal sauce), sweet potato wedges, carrots

Monday: Track meet until 6. Breakfast for Dinner: Eggs, Sausage, toast, berries (with test mojitos for Scott and myself)

Tuesday: Chorizo and Quinoa stuffed peppers, (the original recipe didn't call for chorizo, but I so love that stuff!) Chips and Chorizo con Queso dip (the dip is a test recipe for my sister's shower)

Wednesday: Scott gets out of cooking! Another track meet, and it's our anniversary! I think the kids are getting pizza after track and we are going out for a nice, quiet date night!

Thursday: Scott cooks. Crab Pasta, breadsticks and salad

Friday: Lemon chicken, rice, green beans

Saturday: My sister's shower: I will bring leftovers home for dinner.

I also have the following recipes lined up as shower possibilities:

Beer bread Already tested: Just as good as the expensive pre mixed box!

Cocktail Jello Squares Already tested: I actually used a sugar free blackberry jello with 1 cup hot water and 1 cup sangria/orange liqueur- a little stronger than I would have liked- it brought me back to my college days! I am thinking I will try it one more time with regular gelatin and kahlua... I don't think I will end up serving it at the shower, but it may show up at a BBQ this summer!

White Cheddar puffs with green onions or Onion-cheese puffs We'll see in a head to head matchup which one wins the honor of being at the shower!

Strawberry truffles If I can find the freeze dried strawberries

Cookies and cream cheesecake bars I don't even think I need to test this one- how can it be bad- cream cheese and oreos?

Strawberry Mojito I bought a bottle of strawberry rum for this- I only wish my mint plant was bigger!

Spinach-Artichoke dip Sister's request.... I've never made it but I don't think it will be too difficult!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Lots of easy 1 pot meals this week!

Sunday: Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Skillet, salad

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner; French Toast, Bacon, Fruit

Tuesday: Herb Crusted pork chops, Yummy Zucchini Dressing, Salad

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Zuppa Toscana (sausage and potato soup), (I've been making it for years and I don't really know where the original recipe that inspired me is located anymore as I know it by heart now- this is probably the closet to my recipe), Bread

Thursday: Scott cooks. Chicken fajitas, pineapple or grapes

Friday: Pizza night.

Saturday: BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Sweet potato fries, salad

I also am trying to find some special items for my sister's wedding shower....
Winners so far:
Bacon Wrapped potato bites with spicy sour cream dipping sauce (though I am going to use fingerling potatoes...yum!)
Pastry cream filled fillo shells (the bride loved them, but my other sister didn't really like fillo shells...I loved the bite size of them!)
Raspberry Limeade cooler (though it was suggested to use raspberry vodka to bump up the flavor and I used less vodka than called for in the recipe)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Sweet and Sour Pork, rice and eggrolls

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner. French Toast with berries, bacon

Tuesday: Red and Green Pesto with Pasta and Lemon Shrimp, garlic breadsticks, salad

Wednesday: Scott cooks. BBQ pork sandwiches, Oven fries, carrots I have no idea what I had Scott cook here but I know it wasn't this!

Thursday: Scott cooks. I actually had planned tacos here for Cinco de Mayo, but Scott got home late from Jake's first track meet and had picked up a couple pizzas instead, so....

Friday: Scott's out with friends, Pizza Night, Salad Tacos got bumped to here instead!
Saturday: Saturday Night Steak Night (with leftover chimmichurri sauce from the freezer), sweet potato fries, salad My parents called and asked us to come over to celebrate mom's day early so they could go golfing today!

This week was really messed up off my plan- let's hope next week looks better!