Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 6 - Holiday Menu Planning. . .

Well, I skipped last week because I'm a total slacker, but we have lots of food to cook next week so I think I'm making up for skipping last week.  We have my brother-in-law and his wife from Oregon coming to stay with us this Wednesday and they'll be here through January 4th.  Of course, there will lots of fun stuff going on throughout the next few weeks with the holidays and kiddos out of school.  So, I'd love to see what you are cooking for Christmas, so post your menu when you comment on this blog!

Monday - Tacos, black beans, rice
Tuesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, salad
Wednesday - Chicken Cacciatore, broccoli, mashed potatoes
Thursday - (My birthday) Fajitas (shrimp and chicken), black beans, white rice
Friday - (Christmas Eve) Appetizers (stuffed mushrooms, hummus, black bean dip, spinach-artichoke dip, veggies, pizza breads, lentil soup)
Saturday - (Christmas) Lasagnas (traditional & fancy), pot roast, ratatouille, salad, trifle
Sunday - Leftovers

Merry Christmas to all and to all some good cooking!!!  :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Week 5 - Decisions, decisions. . .

I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying the beginning of the Christmas season!  Emilie was in a Christmas program on Tuesday night singing all kinds of Christmas carols.  It was precious to see my little 4-year-old singing songs and dancing along.  How did she get from my chunky little baby to this grown up little girl so quickly?

I'm having trouble deciding what to make this week, but I'm definitely craving some comfort food, so here's the menu for this week:

Monday - Beef steak with caramelized onions, white rice and black beans (shown above)
Tuesday - Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup, salad
Wednesday -  Trout burgers, ceasar salad, green beans
Thursday - Out to Eat
Friday - Mahi-Mahi fish tacos, pico de gallo, honey-lime slaw, corn, black beans
Saturday - Fajita burgers, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, broccoli
Sunday - Leftovers