Saturday, January 29, 2011

This week's menu

Thought I'd share what's on our menu for the week:

Sunday: 
Breakfast-baked oatmeal and boiled eggs
Lunch-EMFH (Every Man For Himself--aka leftovers)
Dinner-slow cooker French dip with salad and homemade bread

Monday: 
Breakfast-cereal
Lunch-cheeseburger cresents
Dinner-lettuce cups (The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook) and rice balls (Basic Asian)


Tuesday:
Breakfast-biscuits and sausage
Lunch-leftovers
Dinner-cheddar & potato soup with spicy spare ribs (cooking double to use in fried rice on Wednesday) and homemade bread

Wednesday:
Breakfast-cinnamon bread
Lunch-homemade Mac and cheese
Dinner-stir fried rice, potstickers, and chocolate wontons--recipes from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook
(due to other commitments, we're celebrating CNY tonight, it's on Thursday.)

Thursday:
Breakfast-toast and sunny side up eggs
Lunch-leftovers
Dinner-chili taco salad

Friday:
Breakfast-pancakes
Lunch-sandwiches or homemade lunchables
Dinner-Dh is hunting, so it's leftovers and sandwiches for the weekend...

Saturday:
Breakfast-banana nut muffins (the boys make them!)

Sunday:
Breakfast-grits 
Lunch-??
Dinner-PW chicken spaghetti (cooking extra chicken to make 2 chicken pot pies-one to eat this week and one to freeze)  Both recipes are from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl


Our newest gizmo is a popcorn popper and we're loving it.  The kids are into having popcorn with nuts/seeds for a snack and we were going through the microwave bags too fast!  I also bought a Kindle book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  I made my first batch of bread today and it turned out great!  One of the kids said it tasted as good as Great Harvest Bread Co.--I'll take that as a compliment!

We (Troy) ended up grinding 53 pounds of venison from one deer!

Ingredients for baking bread today (minus the oil)

 This is what it looked like right after I finished mixing it:

This was 2 hours later--it had tripled in size!

Getting ready to go into the oven...

Fresh out of the oven.  I sprinkled a little too much flour on top, not a big deal...

The kids LOVED it!

~Excitedly waiting on popcorn~

What we do in our spare time...

1 comment:

tikvah73 said...

Artisan Bread in 5 Minute A Day is an awesome book. We love making the Naan, you just take the basic recipe and cook it on the stovetop on cast iron. Its ready in just a few minutes. I think it only needs to raise 20 minutes out of the fridge -- perfect for fast days.