Monday, November 28, 2011
Menu Monday - Post Holiday Plans
Monday: Lazy Day Beef Stew, Corn Muffins, Baked Apple with Caramel cream sauce
I love this easy stew. I have enough left for another meal for John and I later in the week, just enough for a supper one evening.
All that is needed: 1 pound cubed beef, 1 cup chopped carrot, 1 cup chopped onion, 1 cup chopped potato, 1 cup frozen green peas, 1 can tomato soup, 1 can water, 1 bay leaf. Cover dish with foil and top with lid, cook at 250F in oven for 4-5 hours. No salt needed by the way, the soup has plenty of that in it.
Tuesday: Deli Combo Meal
There's a special at the grocery where I mean to shop tomorrow: Choice of 8 pieces fried chicken or 1 whole deli roasted chicken, 2 sixteen ounce sides and 4 rolls, $9. Seriously good deal. I mean to have a bit of this today and set aside the rest for Saturday's dinner following synagogue.
Wednesday: Turkey and Rice Soup, Waldorf Salad
John asked me specifically to make this soup this week and I mean to oblige him. It is economical, delicious and just about perfect for a cool autumn day.
Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Toast, Green Salad
I was clearing my big recipe notebook the other day and came across a photo/recipe for spaghetti and meatballs. Gracious but it made my mouth water! That's a nice comforting meal too. I plan to add a zucchini and some grated carrot to the sauce. It adds sweetness and fiber that fills you up.
Friday: Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, Tangerines
Saturday: Chicken dinner leftovers
Sunday: Roast Beef, Cauliflower au gratin, English Peas, Rolls, Cupcakes.
I have a big Rib Roast in the freezer and it's my intention to cook half of it. I think a Sunday roast is in order this week...why? Because I feel like making one! lol I haven't done anything elaborate or special on the weekends in a while, because I am usually too tired, but I can pull this meal off without too much trouble if I make the rolls and cupcakes ahead on Friday.