Sunday, August 17, 2008

Menu Plan (August 17 – August 23)

Last week went well, menu plan-wise. I actually made (ready for it...) everything! Not necessarily on the night it was listed, that rarely happens, but everything was made. I am still tweaking the Chicken Merlot. I swapped the amounts of merlot and chicken broth, that was too much Merlot, so next time I think I will use half a cup of each. It was still very good, and Jeff loved it, it was just a bit much for me. Oh, and Emi loved it too. Go figure. The maple chicken was good, but we couldn't taste the maple at all, just the bbq flavor. It memory serves (rarely does!) there is maple flavoring in the spice isle, I may try that next time. It will also save on some of the sugar/calories. I will just taste the mixture to make sure it doesn't need any sweetener or something.

Something new this week, beef! We don't eat a lot of it so we decided, if we are going to eat it at all eat the good stuff! At our farmer's market there is a local beef farmer guy (like my technical terms?) who has okay prices, a bit higher than the grocery store but we know where THIS beef comes from! We ordered about 20 pounds (some steaks, some hamburg patties, some ground beef) and it arrived yesterday - he delivers too! So, steaks are on the menu for Monday. Yum!

As always, don't forget to head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie for more MPM!

  • 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: Nothing! Plus, we are going out to dinner with friends. No cooking for Kiy!

Tuesday: Breakfast! Ham & Cheese Omelets, hash browns, fresh fruit salad

  • Wednesday: Chicken Tortilla Bake (one pot meal)
    • I will double this and freeze most for leftovers and easy lunches, this has become a huge fav in our household

  • Thursday: Leftover Buffet

  • Saturday: Free Nite
    • Dinner with friends (rescheduled from last weekend)


8 comments:

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Sounds like a fabulous week and I love your 'no cook' night idea - around here we call it CORN night - clean out refrigerator night.

Sherry said...

Wow your menu sounds amazing! I will have to try that tilapia! Yum!

We have a CORN night on the menu too!

Sherry

http://frugaldomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2008/08/menu-plan-monday-august-18th-edition.html

Noodle said...

That Thai marinade sounds excellent! I'll have to try that!

Beth Ann said...

Thanks for coming by and welcoming me! I love your blog!
I am anxious to try your recipes! They sound good!

I'm excited to try mine and see how they come out. :)

Beth Ann

"J" said...

Can I just say....I'm coming over for dinner...lol! Your menu sounds sooooooooooooooooooo good!!!! =) I'm so glad I found on on last weeks MPM!!!! So I'm back...as you can tell!!!

I'm here for good!!!! =)

Here is my menu for the week nothing like yours! http://musingsfromleftfield.blogspot.com/2008/08/menu-plan-monday-august-18th.html

"J" said...

That steak sounds YUM-O!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is NOW what I want for dinner tonight and it's sooooooooooooo not on my menu or in our budget! lol

Kiy said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. Funny how many folks I've found use CORN and thanks Sherry, I will check that blog out.

J - That marinade rocks on anything 'meat'. As in, I wouldn't use it on fish, but I've had great success brushing it on burgers while on the grill, on pork tenderloin and chops, etc. I should up date that recipe!

Cheers, Kiy

Barbara said...

We get our meat from a local butcher, I agree with the at least you know where it comes from sentiment. The Thai Cowboy Steak sounds good, and no worries on the tilapia, my Lime Garlic Chicken makes the rounds a couple of times a month... I love the stuff and could eat it daily!