Sunday, August 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Mongolian Beef, Rice, eggrolls (Lunch: Clean out the fridge leftovers)

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner. Eggs, Toast, Homemade Sausage patties, fruit (I also have an eggplant left from my CSA basket... maybe add those to the egg sandwich??? I found this recipe, but I was thinking breaded slices and over easy eggs...) (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, CSA cucumbers)

Tuesday: Chorizo and Rice Stuffed Peppers, Corn, Salad (Lunch: Chicken Tacos, fruit)

Wednesday: Scott cooks or not. Open House: BTS night out (Lunch: Pizza)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Grilled Cheese and Homemade Tomato- Basil soup (Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, fries, carrots)

Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night. Homemade Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza (I canned some homemade sauce a few weeks ago and I'm loving it! I'll upload the recipe soon) (Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese)

Saturday: Chicken Marsala, garlic mashed potatoes, CSA vegie (Lunch: Kids' Choice)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Roast chicken (xs 2- I'm making extra for other meals this week), potatoes, squash casserole (Lunch: Mac and Cheese, okra fries) Squash Casserole was not so good... I even used a good cheese with it- what a waste!

Monday: Spicy Asian Chicken Soup, Sauteed summer squash (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, cucumbers) Yummy soup! Kind of like a chicken pho recipe!

Tuesday: Fish (probably cod because it's on sale) with Zesty Basil Butter, orzo, CSA vegies, melon (Lunch: Chicken Quesadillas)

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Beer Braised brisket, mashed potatoes, CSA green beans (Lunch: Pizza) The brisket turned out ok... I think there are better recipes out there that can give it a little more flavor!

Thursday: Scott cooks. Tacos, Chips and Guac, melon (Lunch: chicken sandwiches, fries, vegies)

Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night (sausage and Pepperoni), salad (Lunch: sandwiches, chips, cucumbers)

Saturday: Pork tenderloin, possibly a stir fry, but we'll see. (Lunch: kid's choice) I actually marinated the pork in some cayenne,garlic and lime spiked italian dressing- I know it seems weird, but it really worked at giving it some tang and the cayenne added the hint of heat.... I roasted the port, let rest, thinly sliced... Sliced a baguette into slider size, opened up, toasted in the oven and topped with a spicy jalapeno havarti cheese- Made up the sandwiches with the pork slices, some romaine leaves and a smear of ranch dressing- YUM! I have another tenderloin in the freezer that will probably be getting this treatment in the future!

I also have to use up a zucchini, so I will probably be baking some Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. I have used a basic zucchini bread recipe from a cookbook, added cocoa powder and a little extra moisture and chocolate chips. But I may try this recipe. My mom loaded me up with a bunch of tomatoes, so I am going to attempt to can them whole (since I already have 8 jars of salsa and several containers of tomato soup in the freezer from my previous tomato adventures)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Emeril's Eggplant, Sausage and Ziti Casserole, Bread, and Salad (Lunch: Popcorn Shrimp, fries, Beets with Orange Vinaigrette) my new favorite way to make beets

Monday: Steak, roasted potato wedges, CSA green beans (Lunch: Kid's Choice)

Tuesday: Chicken Stir Fry with CSA vegies, rice, egg rolls (Lunch: Sausage, White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup, bread) this was an ok soup recipe, Scott wanted more flavors

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Grilled Cheese and Homemade Tomato-Basil soup , Salad/CSA vegie, Before I add the cream, I'll take some out to freeze for later! (Lunch: Pizza)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Turkey Casserole (dropped from last week) (Lunch: Hotdogs and Chips)

Friday: Homemade Pizza Night (Bathroom Demo Day?) (Lunch: Sandwiches and Chips)

Saturday: Wedding/ Kids At Parents (Lunch: Kids Choice)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Menu plan Monday

Sunday: Buffalo Chicken Wings, CSA vegies: Okra fries, Kohlrabi Slaw and Steamed green beans, Melon (Lunch: just me, boys are at a Twins game with the grandparents)

Monday: Fried Eggs over Garlicky Swiss Chard, toast, Melon (Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, vegies) Amazingly Yummy- a new favorite for chard!

Tuesday: Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes over pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread (Lunch:English Muffin Pizzas : I have Zucchini from the CSA and Boursin Cheese in the fridge so I will probably make that one!)

Wednesday: Scott cooks.... or not.  Visiting me and eating hotdogs at a Festival. I'll be there for work. (Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, fries, vegies)

Thursday: Scott cooks. Thanksgiving Casserole, CSA green beans (Lunch: Pizza)

Friday: Chicken Stir Fry with CSA vegies, rice, eggrolls (Lunch:Sandwiches, chips, vegies)

Saturday: Depends on what I do that day if I am home in time.... may plan on some Quick and Easy Gyros, greek salad, fruit (Lunch:TBD: out?) Easy for Scott to do, but not a favorite

I am also going to take advantage of my Sunday Afternoon alone, pick up some Romas from the market and make up some:

Homemade Pizza Sauce
Homemade Salsa
Tomato Basil Soup Base for the freezer (to reheat, add cream)
Cherry Conserves
Chocolate Zucchini Bread