Menu Plan Monday March 21 (AK)

21 03 2011

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketLooking for a new recipe for salmon to go with the coconut rice recipe I wanted to try, I stumbled upon this gem: Thai Fish Cakes.  Luckily for me from recent attempts at Thai food (never as good as my friend Nancy makes) I had most of the ingredients to attempt this.

And I must say YUM!!  It was a hit and was gobbled up by the entire family.  Not that we need much incentive to eat salmon, but it’s always nice to find a new way to eat our freezer full!

And here is my menu plan for this week…

Monday: sausage gravy on noodles, leftover veggies
Tuesday: Shake ‘n Bake Ranch chicken and stuffing
Wednesday: slowcooker stew adapted from this recipe
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: trout, asparagus
Saturday: backstrap, brown rice pilaf
Sunday: salmon gyoza, yakisoba

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Meal Plan March 7

9 03 2011

Better late than never- the meal plan for this week!  Note, I did make it Monday morning but we have had extra kids this week so I haven’t had a chance to sit down to the computer to post.

Last week was a success and so far this week is shaping up that way too. 

So it looks like another yummy week.  Not too yummy though, because we are supposed to be sacrificing!  I can’t say I’m going to pare down my cooking for Lent since I’ve already pared it down because of the new baby. But for the next few weeks I’m going to try out new recipes that take advantage of what I already have on hand and we’ll see if I can’t pare down my pantry a little- use up all those items that got shoved to the back!

Monday:  Polish sausage stirfry, pierogies
Tuesday: Rabbit stew (yes, rabbit- from hubby’s winter hunting- this recipe turned out really good),  biscuits
Wednesday: Simple supper of soup and bread for Ash Wednesday (maybe trying a version of this recipe: Morocco’s Best Lentil Soup  Note: this soup was great!  It looked like “prison food” according to my husband, but it tasted very good and was even better the next day.  The bread was easy and good, but very crumbly.  Perfect with the soup though.
: leftovers
Friday: Knights of Columbus fish supper
Saturday: buttermilk fried chicken (recipe cut out of a newspaper years ago and yet to be tried- I’ll post if it comes out)
Sunday: pizza

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Have a great week!


Butterfly Princess: Wordless Wednesday in MA

9 03 2011

Don’t wake the sleeping butterfly princess!

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Egg Roll or Roll of Egg?

8 03 2011

Looking for something quick for a Mardi Gras dinner, I found a recipe for a “baked omelet” in my Taste of Home Cookbook. Basically, you blend 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup flour, and some seasonings, then bake it in a greased 13×9 inch pan at 450 F until the eggs are set. Sprinkle with cheese and roll from the short end. I also fried up some black olives, diced potatoes and cubed ham to put on top of the cheese.

Overall, I’m not sure that it’s an authentic omelet texture (it’s been awhile since I ate a good omelet), but the flavors are not too strange to keep the family from trying it. And eating it!
I think it could be improved by adding chopped herbs like parsley to the egg mixture to give it more color and a brighter texture/flavor. Also, once fillings beyond the cheese are added, enlist your sous-chef to help transfer the roll from the pan to the platter. It’s very wobbly!