Monday, January 21, 2008

This Week's Menu

We're still cleaning out the freezer. Here is what I plan to dig out/defrost/throw together:

Monday: Turkey burgers with chipotle aioli, roasted red potatoes and steamed cauliflower

(Okay, I have to take a break and congratulate myself on that one because it's not bad for a thrown together meal, on a Monday at that.)

Tuesday: Cheeseburger pie and roasted miscellaneous veggies. My 12 yo son saw the recipe on a Bisquick box and wants to make it. Ooookkkkkaaaayyyy. I think we'll do half TVP/half burger.

Wednesday: Spaghetti and green salad. Maybe garlic bread or foccaccia if I'm ambitious.

Thursday: Vegan lentil stew, 12-grain bread, and, gosh, more salad. I need to find a few veggies recipes.

Friday: Chicken and mozzarrella tortellini, salad.

Saturday: Some kind of marinated chicken skewers, pasta salad, cut up fruit. It's my wish-it-was-summer-already dinner

Sunday: Ribs from the freezer, baked potatoes, some kind of vegetable

A note: last week I made tacos and stretched the meat to about twice its original volume with oatmeal and lentils. I just added the about a cup of plain uncooked oatmeal and a little over a cup of cooked plain lentils to the cooked meat while I was adding the spices and sauce. I ended up needing more liquid because the oatmeal absorbs as it cooks. The kids didn't notice.