Monday, August 4, 2008
Menu Plan Monday
Monday - skillet meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas. I use the recipe from Desperation Dinners - I don't even like meatloaf and I like this version. Probably because making it into individual portions and cooking them in the skillet makes for nice and tasty searing on the patties.
Tuesday - spaghetti. We keep bumping it off the menu when we make other plans and I'm going into withdrawals.
Wednesday - big salads with leftovers from grilling out Sunday.
Thursday - burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Fresh corn & baked beans & ??? Maybe coleslaw.
Friday - mujadarrah (lentils & rice with fried onions) and cucumber salad. I LOVE this but L doesn't. He'll be out of town over the weekend so... :) I use the recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. There are a lot of versions of this posted around the internet, including one based on Deborah Madison's recipe.
Saturday - vichyssoise (potato and leek soup - I may or may not serve it cold). Another one that L wouldn't like but he'll still be gone so I get to enjoy it. I'll be using the recipe from 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson. It's a new one for me, but I've tried a number of recipes from this book and they've all been really good if not great. Definitely the best slow cooker cookbook I've found.
Sunday - beef bourguignon. He'll be home late Sunday and this will reheat well for whenever he arrives. And if he's not hungry at all when he gets home, it's great leftover. I haven't decided which version I'll use - my mom's which is actually a mock beef burgundy (no wine involved) or Judith Finlayson's version from the same book already mentioned. My mom's is much easier, but Judith's is probably a little tastier (sorry mom!)
I'm actually kind of excited about the meals I've got planned this week (probably because I've got some of my favorites planned). Well, the burgers on the grill doesn't excite me all that much but L asked to have it, so that's ok. :)
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