15 September 2008

The Very Nicest Things

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
~ Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

Happy Monday!

It was a full weekend for us, but it's time to get back into the swing of things...so without further ado...

Let's recap last week's menu. The Orange Chicken was enjoyed by all of us. I added quite a bit of red pepper flakes as we like our food with a bite. The monsters liked the Open-faced Lasagna Sandwiches, but I think if I make them again, I'll use half the amount of spaghetti sauce and I won't bother with the fresh mozzarella. The monsters couldn't care less, and I can use that money on something else in my grocery budget. The Spicy Southwestern Pasta was so-so for us. The Pork Roast Yucatan Style, Mexican Mashed Potatoes and Apple Pie got huge thumbs up from everyone. They'll stay in the "Make Again" file. The Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salad didn't however, so that recipe gets 86'd. I also made Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast on Sunday. They didn't make last week's menu, but they made the "Make Again" file!

This week's menu is as follows:

Monday ~ Scouts for Bugaboo

Chicken Fingers made with Best Batter Ever and fries.

Tuesday ~ Football Practice

Cheese Manicotti

Wednesday ~ Chore Night

Orange Beef with Broccoli

Thursday ~ Football Practice


Friday, Saturday and Sunday ~ Monsters with their dad

I'm not sure what I'll do Friday. Probably a leftover night. Saturday I'll be making Shrimp Stroganoff and then a few batches of Easiest Brownies to bring to Mr. A's games Sunday to celebrate his birthday with his team. Sunday is Mr. A's double headers, so it'll likely be a picnic of sorts between games.

Don't forget to head over to Organizing Junkie to see the rest of today's meal plans!

Until later...


Pennies In My Pocket said...

Oooo I need to try that Orange Beef. Sounds soo good! Thanks!

Everything looks delicious!