Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Menu Plan and Recipe Review

I've never been much on tardiness, but yet here I am again late to the party. Actually, I was feeling pretty crummy yesterday. I think it's just one of those summer colds. (Yeah, yeah...excuses!) But I want to make sure I share my menu for the week. Some of these are repeats as the nieces stayed with us over the weekend so the menu was altered to their benefit.

Breakfasts: Oatmeal/Cheese grits, Juice, Eggs w/bacon & toast, Pancakes, Coffee cake muffins

Lunches: Simple sesame noodles w/carrot sticks, Bean burritos, Soup w/grilled cheese, PB&J, Tuna noodles, Cheese quesidillas, Leftovers

Dinners:
Baked ravioli from Amy Lynn on Tasty Kitchen
Grilled Chicken w/boiled red potatoes & grilled con on the cob
Broccoli Quiche w/salad
Soup (from the freezer)
Baked ravioli w/salad

Pork Chops with creamy mushrooms and dill from Pink of Perfection

Though it's no longer Monday, I'm still linking up with Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
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Recipe Review

Slow cooker sticky wings: These were pretty good. I cooked them on low for about 8 hours instead of high for 4. I never quite got the sauce to thicken up though. Hubs had two helpings, but there were still plenty of leftovers. Unless I can find some skinless chicken wings I probably won't make them again.

Hashbrown casserole: This was super tasty. It smelled good before I even got it in the oven. It never quite browned on top but still tasted just fine. I added some granulated garlic and onion powder to it. I will probably make this again.

Spaghetti with zucchini, walnuts, and herbs: This was better than I expected. There wasn't a whole lot of seasoning to it. Per me, I added some granulated garlic but very little. It was tasty and fresh. I will possibly make this again.

Beer Bread
Beer bread: We had this with the cheddar soup (below) and I'm afraid it may have been the star of the show. We both really love bread and this was so very yummy. I was happy to have found a loaf bread that came together so quickly with no rising and waiting to bake it. I will definitely be making this again.

English country cheddar soup: I'll admit that I was a little worried about how rich and over-powering a cheddar soup would be. In the end though, it wasn't bad at all. In fact, we really enjoyed it. The only complaint either of us had was the length of the julianned carrots. I had a problem with them slapping me on the chin and making a mess. Pat said he felt like it should have been cheese strings (being cheddar soup and all) and was a little weirded out when it was carrots instead. I just need to slice those smaller next time. I will most likely make this again.

That's all from me for today. I've got to get back on the ball in some other areas too. Here's hoping this week is treating you well.

1 comment:

  1. Found you through the Alabama Bloggers link-up! I always do my menu-planning on Sunday afternoons; I can't wait to try some of the recipes you've shared, especially the Simple Sesame Noodles!

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