Last week was our first cookbook/blog author feature. We chose five recipes from Rose Reisman’s Weekday Wonders and ended up cooking four of them last week. The Baked Mac & Cheese was met with rave reviews – everyone at the table wanted seconds – and the Cheesy Beefaroni was met with the same enthusiasm. Half of us loved the Greek Chicken and the other half thought it was fine and the Roasted Chicken with the tomato sauce was too ‘saucy’ for my crew. Interestingly, Paul wasn’t an instant fan of the ‘cook from one cookbook’ approach and thought he would like some of our staples mixed in throughout the week. I suppose we will give the current approach another try and take it from there.
This week illness and injury have taken up residence at our house. I am not feeling particularly inspired and I feel like the menu plan reflects this. Instead of dwelling on my lack of inspiration, I choose to focus on the positives of the plan: this plan is realistic – I feel like it is manageable so we will be more likely to follow it; most of the meals are light on prep time so I can tend to sick littles and my injured foot, and; the food is reasonable healthy and always includes veggies. I bet the kids will really enjoy this week…well, maybe apart from Monday!
Menu Plan December 5 – 11
Saturday – Sandwiches and fresh veggies
Sunday – Burgers, Salad and Cucumber
Monday – Split Pea Soup, Biscuits and Roasted Cauliflower
Tuesday – Burgers, Broccoli and Potato (Paul ended up with a sandwich and salad)
Wednesday – Beefaroni and Edamame ( Paul ended up with a sandwich and salad)
Thursday – Homemade Pizza and Fresh Veggies (Paul ended up with the beefaroni, salad and some buttermilk)
Friday – Feta and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast, Brown Basmati Rice and Green Beans