Sunday, November 27, 2011

menu plan monday

Sunday: Pork stir-fry, rice
Monday: Breakfast for Dinner. Eggs, Hashbrowns, bacon
Tuesday: Butternut Squash Risotto, breadsticks, salad
Wednesday: Birthday Dinner!
Thursday: Scott cooks. Chicken Quesadillas, grapes
Friday: Pizza Night, salad
Saturday: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken bites, potato wedges, vegies

I also need to make some banana bread and probably some toasted coconut, toffee bit and chocolate chip cookies!

I also made a fantastic potato soup last Saturday. The recipe was from an Arizona cookbook my parents had given me a while ago- Basically, cooked 2 strips of thick cut bacon until brown, removed from pan and added 1 diced onion,4 cloves of garlic and 6 large (or 12 small) peeled and diced potatoes to the drippings. (I actually started the onions and garlic first, then added the potatoes after they sweated a little). Add salt and pepper to taste. (I also added dried chives and parsley here- but in the summer, I would definitely add fresh before serving!) Add enough liquid to cover (I used chicken stock and half and half) and simmer until potatoes are tender. I used a potato masher to break up some of the chunks of potato. While the soup was cooking, I finely shredded 8 ounces of extra sharp cheddar cheese. Reserve about a fourth of the cheese for serving. When soup is ready, stir in the cheese a handful at a time to incorporate. Ladle into bowls, topped with cheese and bacon pieces.... YUM! It's not quite Chili's Baked potato soup (Scott's favorite), but it was pretty good and definitely a redo recipe! (though next time, I might add the small can of green chilis that was in the recipe to give it more of a SW flair- I just didn't have any in the cupboard!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots
Monday: Homemade Chicken noodle soup, rolls
Tuesday: Chicken and fingerling potaotes with Boursin sauce, green beans
Wednesday: Scott cooks. Tacos, grapes
Thursday: Turkey day. To my parents' for lunch, I'm bringing: rolls, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes
                  To my sis-in-law's for dinner, I'm bringing: rolls, cranberry sauce, chocolate pie, appetizers,
                   vegie tray
Friday: Pizza Night, Salad
Saturday: Pork tenderloin, rice, vegie

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Homemade Chicken noodle soup, sourdough bread
Monday: Chorizo Burritos, salad, grapes (This recipe was awesome! I added some chopped onions and peppers, and extra cheese.... I also found it a great way to use up the extra Taco Bell hot sauce packets that have accumulated around my kitchen!)
Tuesday:Thai Chili Beef Stirfry, rice  This was very spicy- It was good but I think I like some other recipes better - too much fish sauce?
Wednesday: Scott cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
Thursday: Scott cooks. Hangover hotdish (ground beef+ COM soup, topped with creamed corn, topped with mashed potatoes) Jake was at his girlfriend's house, and I was working late so Scott and Drew actually just ate leftovers here.
Friday: I'm working- Order pizza Scott did the hotdish here
Saturday: Saturday Night Steak night, roasted/baked potatoes, vegies

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Balsamic- Rosemary pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, green beans

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner. Pumpkin Waffles, bacon

Tuesday: Homemade eggrolls (with ground turkey)

Wednesday: Scott cooks. Steak tacos, fruit

Thursday: Scott cooks. Lasagna, garlic bread, salad (pulled from last week due to my sister and mom's birthday dinner)

Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night, salad

Saturday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots