Posted By FarmerJ on October 10, 2011
Another week gone by. By the looks of it, this is turning into a boring menu blog. It’s not. I promise! I have so many things I’d like to share with you and update you on ~ I just need to make the time to do it.
Last week’s menu planning worked really well for us. I did end up switching a couple of days around to better accommodate a change in the schedule ~ or lack of me picking up a key ingredient while at the grocery store. And, I did manage to get a pumpkin pie built for Darling Husbie. Except, it wasn’t a pumpkin pie at all. I substituted Boston Marrow squash for the pumpkin. Another variation was instead of using the spices called for in the recipe, I used the leftovers of a homemade Chai Tea mix I had made a few days earlier. The Chai Tea mix was good, but it wasn’t great. I’d found a recipe for Chai Tea concentrate that I much preferred, so rather than waste the first mix, I used it in the pie. And, the pie turned out great! I love it when I can have small successes like that, as opposed to so many of the flops and duds I’ve created.
Anyway, we enter a brand new week with new blessings and new challenges! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us ~ and being blessed with a full and satisfied tummy doesn’t hurt.
Monday ~ Chicken and Rice Casserole; Garden Salad
Tuesday ~ Steak; Roasted Potato Bites; Corn on the Cob; Cauliflower; Garlic Bread
Wednesday ~ Pork Roast; Mashed Potatoes; Sweet Peas; Glazed Carrots
Thursday ~ Cheeseburgers; Ranch Beans; Pasta Salad
Friday ~ Chicken Bacon Wraps; Jasmine Rice; Sweet Corn; Green Beans
Saturday ~ Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups; Steamed Broccoli; Bread Sticks
Sunday ~ Chicken Enchilada Soup; Tortilla Chips; Garden Salad
As far as dessert this week, while digging the Boston Marrow squash out of the freezer, I found a bunch of carrot puree. So, I’d really like to come up with something to use some of that. I was thinking about perhaps some kind of muffins. Those would be nice as a sort of grab-n-go with our coffee in the morning. I wonder, too, if I wouldn’t be able to use a spice cake mix and the carrot puree and do what I did for the Easiest Chocolate Strawberry Cake, Ever!? Hmmm. Perhaps I’ll do both.
And, somehow stick to the diet.
Bon Appetit! ♥