Sunday, July 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I think our 30 year old AC unit may be on it's last leg.... or maybe the lovely repair man can work some magic- Either way, I would like to avoid the oven as much as possible this week!

Sunday: Stir Fry with Chicken, CSA broccoli, peppers, CSA zucchini; rice, egg rolls (Lunch: Mac and Cheese ,okra fries, sliced lengthwise)

Monday: Pork Roast in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, CSA beets (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips)

Tuesday: Crockpot Roast Chicken (still looking for a recipe), vegies, Melon (Lunch: Leftover pork sandwiches, chips)

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Hamburgers, CSA vegies, melon(Lunch: Pizza)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad (Lunch: Chicken nuggets, fries)

Friday: Buffalo Chicken Pizza on the grill (with leftover chicken from Tuesday), salad (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips)

Saturday: TBD-Stir fry? it depends on what CSA vegies I get this week, but stir fry always ends up using up a lot of them! Maybe this one would be good because I already have the jalapeno and ground pork on hand and green beans will be coming soon from the CSA (Lunch: kids choice)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Saturday Night Steak Night (on Sunday), Baby new potaotes, salad, watermelon (Lunch: Quesadillas)

Monday: Greek Shrimp (something like this recipe), orzo, salad (Lunch: Mac and Cheese)

Tuesday: Taco Salad, grapes (Lunch: Hotdogs, chips, Cut up vegies)

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Breakfast for Dinner. Eggs? Pancakes? fruit (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, cut up vegies) I ended up making Feta and Swiss Chard Frittata. I liked it. Scott and boys said that it wasn't awful... though they aren't huge swiss chard fans...

Thursday: Scott cooks. Brats and beans, CSA vegie, melon (Lunch: Pizza) We actually had pork chops, stuffing, vegies and melon here...

Friday: Pizza night, salad (Chicken strips, fries, fruit) Car shopping after work so we actually picked up LeeAnn Chins and used a buy 1 get 1 coupon!

Saturday: Roast Chicken, Corn, CSA vegie (Lunch: kids choice) I actually made this recipe because I had lots of jalapenos to use up... it wasn't anything special and Scott really didn't like the aioli *though maybe it will be good on a sandwich?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

A heatwave week- avoiding the oven as much as I can in the early part of the week....

Sunday: Pasta with Pesto, bacon, and CSA peas, salad, garlic bread (Lunch: sandwiches on the boat)

Monday: CSA eggs, toast, homemade sausage patties, berries (Lunch: stovetop mac and cheese)

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, CSA vegie (Lunch: TBD) CSA potatoes! I didn't mash them- just boiled, added butter and chives and slightly squished... yum!

Wednesday: Date Night. I got the free lettuce wrap coupon from PF Changs so we will be enjoying a dinner out. Kids get pizza. (Lunch: hotdogs, chips)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Red Beans and Rice, Salad (Lunch: Pizza)

Friday: Salmon, Rice, CSA vegie (Lunch: Fishsticks, fries) I did Homemade Pizza Night! I had extra sausage from Thursday and it is Friday! Poor salmon got booted again!

Saturday: Dad's Birthday Dinner??? TBD (Lunch: kids choice) I actually made Baked Ziti inspired by this recipe. Only I added ground beef, extra garlic, and CSA spinach.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

What a busy couple of weeks- it feels good to be back to a normal schedule...

Sunday: Stir-fried Noodles with Beef and (CSA) Spinach, eggrolls (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, fruit/vegies)

Monday: BBQ chicken thighs, potatoes, green beans (Lunch: Mac and cheese, fruit/vegies)

Tuesday: Pasta Carbonara (it's from a new RR mag- I looked online and it's not there to link yet), salad, garlic bread (Lunch:Chicken nuggets, fries, fruit/vegies)

Wednesday:Scott cooks. Hotdogs, beans, chips, fruit salad (Lunch: Pizza, I can put fruit or vegies on the menu, but Scott tends to forget to serve them and my food waste becomes out of control!)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Steak Fajitas, melon (Lunch: Spaghetti from the freezer)

Friday:Homemade Pizza Night, Salad. (Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup)

Saturday: Pork Chops with mushroom sauce, rice, CSA vegie (Lunch: Kids cook. Leftover Pizza or frozen microwave pizzas)

Last week, I did make a wonderful Chicken Club Sandwich from the newest RR mag as well- The marinade was amazing! Spicy, Garlicky.... that alone makes it a winner!

I also made a Watermelon Granita yesterday- We had a melon that no one wanted to finish eating (overripe- texture was off) so I pureed the flesh, strained it, added some mint-simple syrup that I made for my sun tea and froze... I thought it would be a great treat for the next couple days as the temp and humidity are high- kids said it was ok- I served Scott's in a glass with a splash of Strawberry Rum and some flavored sparkling water- He LOVED it! It was a perfect treat for a hot night!