It’s that time again – time to share what we’ve got planned for our menu for the coming week…
Here’s the plan: Every Saturday (okay, and occasionally it won’t happen until Sunday!), I’m going to publish our menu for the week here – on this blog – as a means of accountability. I’ll try to give links to recipes whenever possible. I’ll share links to resources as I come across them. And if you want to join in – and please do! – leave a comment in the comments section here telling us what YOU are planning for your dinner menus for the week. Maybe if we all join in – we’ll get inspired to try something new and different – or just maybe forgotten for a while!
For the week beginning today, Sunday, August 29 through Saturday, September 4th, 2010 our plan is….
Sunday – Beef Pot Roast with Roasted Veggies; evening meal is DIY.
Monday – Jonathan’s Chicken Surprise with Spanish Rice and Corn. Yes, it’s true. Jonathan has volunteered to cook dinner Monday night. He’s a pretty good cook, and we’re looking forward to whatever it is he’s got up his sleeve!
Tuesday – Breakfast for Dinner. We’re gonna do omelettes and hash browns. We typically customize each omelet for each individual. It works out well, that way everyone has exactly what they want. I’m seriously leaning toward sautéing some squash fresh from the garden to put on mine!
Wednesday – Chicken Stir-Fry with Yakisoba Noodles. The boys really like this meal – I love it because of all of the veggies.
Thursday – Some sort of Soup in the Crockpot. William has bilateral knee surgery at Shriner’s Thursday. It will probably be a day surgery – but there’s no knowing for sure if it will be, and if it is, no knowing when we’ll arrive home. So this will have to be one of those crock pot recipes that holds well at a low temperature! We’ll know more at his pre-op appointment on Wednesday what to expect – and that will affect what we plan for this meal. (But this one is looking mighty good!)
Friday – Homemade Macaroni & Cheese. I can admit it. I’ve tried making it roughly a bazillion times – and well – none of them have been anything worth trying again a second time. (Although the chickens have enjoyed my failed attempts immensely!) Anyone? You got a good homemade mac & cheese recipe that I should try this time out?
Saturday – Burgers on the Grill. I’m thinking we’ll have to see if we can find some corn on the cob to grill, too. Hard to believe our grilling days are winding down…
My big insider tip for this week is a web site that I probably turn to at least three, maybe four times a week. It’s Cook’s Illustrated. It’s one of the few web sites that I feel it’s worth paying the subscription for a higher tier of access on the web site. I am – to be perfectly honest – a little put out that they’ve added yet another tier of service – requiring yet another level of subscription – to access *everything* at the site… but I’ll likely get over it. The one plus about this highest tier of service is that it includes the contents of their many – admittedly fabulous – cookbooks. (Several of which I already own – but I’m just too cheap to buy too many more, as lovely and fabulous as they may be!) I may break down eventually to bump up to that higher tier of service – but frankly, given our current economic status – it’s WAY down at the bottom of the list of possible things to fork out cash for!
And because I think it’s kinda lame that you gotta subscribe to Cook’s Illustrated – one other fabulous web resource for recipes: Epicurious. I’ve been turning to them for – gosh – at least 10 years. Their web site – even way back when – has always been a fabulous way to kind of get an idea if you’re heading the right direction with a new recipe – or if you need to learn a technique. Great place!
How about you? Any web sites you wouldn’t consider cooking without?
And of course…
What’s Your Plan?
I’d love to know!