Sunday, June 22, 2008

Menu Plan (June 22 - 28)

New addition to my menu plan is 'What I Didn't Get to Last Week' Sundays. Sadly, I should have been doing this for quite awhile. I didn't make two of the planned meals, the other was the Chinese Lemon Chicken Crock Pot. I just never got around to remembering to buy the lemonade. With any luck, I will remember this week and add it back onto my menu for next week. It looks really good and super easy. These days, that's pretty much the requirement. Exciting kitchen news, I broke down and bought a convection oven. The jury's still out on how I like it as I am still getting used to it. I did read (on-line, the oh-so-unhelpful owner's manual didn't share any secrets) that I should reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees and the cooking time by about 25-30%. If anyone reading this knows differently or has any tips/tricks, I am all ears .... errr, eyes. {smile}

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  • Sunday: What I Didn’t Get to Last Week
    • No matter how much I plan or promise myself I won’t laze out and just say “scrounge night”, it happens. At least once a week. So, I end up with a menu and (usually) ingredients for one meal (sadly, sometimes more than one). So here is my plan to not waste anything and to use up that meal. If, on the other hand I am fabulously organized and manage to make all planned meals … I hereby declare Sunday nights PIZZA night. Order in, Kiy does nothing, Pizza night!
    • This week it’s the Pork with Sweet Onion Marmellata. I have no idea what I am serving with this, probably just steamed sticky rice and some frozen vege. Easy and all ingredients are on-hand.

  • Thursday: Leftover Buffet

  • Friday: Fresh fish (whatever looks good at Yokes), pasta with butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, peas and carrots

  • Saturday: Free Nite
    • We tend to go out one nite a week, or need a night of not making dinner for various reasons. I am factoring this in my menu plan each week, but it won’t necessarily always (or often) be on a Saturday.

3 comments:

monkeycat said...

Your menu looks really good!

I have a combo microwave/convection oven, and the reducing time and temp seems to work pretty well. I set the timer about 10 minutes before it is "supposed" to end and check it. Sometimes it's done, and sometimes it needs the full amount of time. I ALWAYS drop the temp though, otherwise I end up with blackened bits of charred unedibleness.

Kiy said...

Good tip, thanks! :)

Alaina said...

Such a cute name for a blog! Thanks fro checking my menu out...I hope everything is as good as it sounds!