Monday, January 28, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

And, we're into February meal plans! Well, we will be this week!

Here's what's on the menu for the next few days:

  • Sunday (yesterday) - spaghetti & meatballs (freezer). We didn't have our usual after-ski pizza, as we didn't go due to M's illness.
  • Monday - Hearty turkey stew with vegetables. (M is not a soup fan, but he's currently sick, so I'm taking advantage).
  • Tuesday - Chicken enchiladas (freezer)
  • Wednesday - Leftovers
  • Thursday - M is out of town. I'll have leftovers again.
  • Friday - Penne in almond chicken sauce
  • Saturday - Leftovers
  • Sunday - Homemade pizza
I also share that I made a fabulous tomato soup recipe over the weekend. It took about ten minutes to put together, & it was wonderful & easy. Do not leave out the cheese, as it makes the recipe. We had feta (instead of Gorgonzola), & that worked well. We served it with homemade bread & salad. Definitely give it a try.

I made rice krispie treats for the kids this afternoon (so gourmet! ;-)), & I'm hoping to make a biscotti & another batch of the crazy good chocolate chip muffins for the freezer. I'm secretly hoping to find time to make bagels, but. . . we'll see. :-)

What are you having this week? Any great new recipes to share?

9 comments:

  1. Just posted mine. Your soups sound delicious!

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    1. I'm definitely in the mood for soup lately!

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  2. I put 3 lbs. on my ass just reading that almond cream sauce chicken recipe.lol

    I still have to do my meal plan. The only thing for sure at this point is chicken fajitas since the Daughter bought me some baby portabellas yesterday at the store.

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    1. Ha! It's not like a regular pasta sauce, where you add a bunch to the noodles. Or, at least we don't eat it that way. One batch probably makes 16 individual pasta sauce servings at our house.

      Oh, & I cut back on the EVOO, parm, & use milk in place of heavy cream. It's definitely not a light recipe, though.

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  3. This is something I'd like to get into, but am not sure of the benefits to a single person. I find that the simple task of making rice sometimes has me eating rice for days afterwards. Not that that is in itself a bad thing, but it does mean I get sick of rice very quickly. Perhaps the trick to buying/cooking for a single is just to buy less? I still haven't quite got the hang of either. Work in progress, I guess. These recipes do sound delicious, though...

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    1. What about making a few recipes/week, & then freezing half? If you follow the plan for a few weeks, you'll be able to mix & match between frozen items, & won't have to eat too much rice. ;-) That's what I did when I was single (well, when I was organized, anyway). half the time I bought easy to prepare entrees from the store and/or worked late (they fed us) or went out.

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    2. The problem there is freezer space, or, rather, lack of. My fridge is small yet efficient, but it also means less space for storage. Also doesn't help that I have a roommate at the moment, so space in the fridge is at a premium. Ah well. It's definitely doable, and the suggestion is great. I think it's just going to have to wait until the current roommate situation is over (June) before making greater plans. :)

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  4. I am going to try your soup recipe. I love soup and tomatoes.

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    1. Do! It's so easy & yummy. I had it for dinner again last night & brought the last little bit for lunch today. :-)

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