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!
I’ve been a bad blogger. Not such a bad menu planner, just a bad blogger. I had my menu all planned for last week – even pretty much followed the plan. I just got busy (ended up working more than I had been), and well – the menu never got posted. Sorry!
John and I sat down tonight and got this week planned out. So, for the week beginning today, Monday, October 11th through Sunday, October 17th, 2010 our plan is….
Monday – Chicken Fetuccini. Made a new alfredo sauce today – pretty much the same as we normally make, only this time I added a tempered egg yolk to it. Amazing what a difference that made! Smooth, velvety, fabulous! Will decidedly do it this way from now on!
Tuesday – Spaghetti with Meatballs. Pretty similar to the line linked at Williams-Sonoma. This is new for us, so we’ll see how it goes over! (Keeping in mind that William doesn’t believe in consuming any tomato products!)
Wednesday – Shrimp Fried Rice. I gotta tell you – we tried this a few weeks ago for the first time and – hands down – an all out fave. I see this one getting repeated often! It’s quick, tastes fabulous, and is literally about 30 minutes from start to serving. Well – you do need to have rice cooked and cooked ahead of time, but hey – I don’t mind doing that!
Thursday – Baked Fish. We’re going grocery shopping tomorrow night, so not really sure which type or how – but this is an all time fave at our house – there’s pretty much no BAD way to fix fish when John McBride is the guy cooking. Seriously – he’s got a gift! Sometimes it’s seasoned and floured and baked, sometimes fried, sometimes it’s not coated – just steamed in garlic butter and dill. Amazing stuff!
Friday – Steak & Salad Night! Steak for John and Jonathan (William will be away at Middle School Retreat), salad for me. If it’s dry, we may even heat up the grill!
Saturday – Tuna Noodle Casserole. Seriously. We’re guessing Jonathan will be busy at dinner time, and William is out of town at retreat. And well, John and I really like this – we can just never get our kids to eat it. So we’re gonna! (BTW, we don’t do ANY canned condensed soups. Yeah – not okay. We just mix up a roux quickly and go from there.)
Sunday – Taco Bell after church and picking William up from Retreat.
So – that’s our plan.
What’s Your Plan?
I’d love to know!