Sunday, May 2, 2010

Menu plan for this week

MAN was today a work day!  I convinced hubby to get the garage cleaned out so I could get my car in there and after working about 4 hours, no car can fit in there yet.  However, we have 8 bags of trash at the curb, along with a broken table, a broken door and a broken dog gate.  We have a huge box of books for the library, another box of books for the church library, another box of children's books for Freecycle, and about 3 boxes for us to keep.  Then there's the huge section of the garage that's holding all of the other Freecyle stuff that I need to list and then the few things that will need to go into the shed....when we get the shed cleaned out.   Oh - and 5 bikes in various stages of disrepair.  LOL  We need to now go to the shed next week and empty that which will add a ton more trash to the curb, more Freecycle finds - and will give us enough room to put away everything so that we should be able to not just get one but both cars back into the garage for the first time in about 4 years!!  Woo-hoo!!

So hubby and I were just sitting comatose at the kitchen table having a cup of tea and I figured I'd think about dinner this week.  Because of circumstances last week, I had 4 meals that I planned for that we didn't use so I'll recycle them to this week and I just needed to fill in a few more days with leftovers/freezer stuff/take-out because of busy days and we're all planned!  Woo-hoo!!  When I planned last week, it was still only in the 40s/50s during the day and yesterday and today were pushing 90 so these things are not typical summer fare but need to be eaten to use up the ingredients.  Next week will reflect the weather a bit more.  So, this week, we have:

Monday:  Chicken Supreme, rice, broccoli (Chicken Supreme is basically browned chicken breasts put into a casserole pan, mushrooms sauteed with white wine put on top and Monterey Jack cheese over all - very yummy!)

Tuesday:  Beef and pepper stir fry, rice (eat early because of National Day of Prayer worship practice)

Wednesday:  Italian Wedding Soup, homemade bread

Thursday:  Pulled pork sandwiches, leftovers or fend-for-yourself (it's the National Day of Prayer gathering at our church for all of the county evangelical churches and hubby is doing sound and I'm doing the computer/projector so we need to be there early)

Friday:  Three Amigos (a local Mexican restaurant that has a GREAT family meal that consists of 1 lb. beef or chicken grilled with seasonings, 1 lb. grilled peppers and onions, 2 c. pico de gallo, 2 c. beans (refried, black or pinto), 2 c. rice, 1 c. guacamole, 1 c. sour cream, 12 tortillas and chips along with all the homemade salsas you want for just $20 - it easily feeds my hungry family of 6!) (We're doing this because I'll be at church at 9 am and not get home until after 5 because of work/homeschool group)

Saturday:  Coq Au Vin or chicken thighs on the grill (dependent on the weather - both will use the chicken thighs)

Sunday:  Mother's Day - we'll be going to see my ILs so we'll eat there.

1 comment:

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Okay, please set another plate at your table for six! Your menu sounds delicious this week, Ann. I'm going to have to try the Chicken Supreme. That sounds like it will go well with freshly picked asparagus spears.

And, there's just certain comfort food that doesn't seem to matter what the temperature is ~ it's just good all the time!