Sunday, August 30, 2009

This Week's Menu

Sunday - Ham and Asparagus Mac, Caprese Salad
Monday - Homemade Pizza
Tuesday - "Meal Swap" Day
Wednesday - Skillet Lasagna, peas, salad, bread
Thursday - Summer Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup, rolls
Friday - leftovers
Saturday - something fun, I'm still trying to determine what that is.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This Week's Menu

What? I was supposed to plan a menu? I feel like I haven't been grocery shopping in ages, okay it has been more like a couple weeks. With everything that has been going on around here, I just run to the store when needed and grab supplies, then we are on to the next thing.

Sunady - we ate with my parents and grandparents again. We had Salmon with Northwest Marinade, Grilled eggplant with goat cheese and pine nuts, salad with pear and grilled nectarines, and roasted potatoes.
Monday - we ate out - Thai food
Tuesday - we ate out - Soup and sandwiches
Wednesday - Navajo Tacos
Thursday - "Meal Swap" night - I heard runor of a greek salad with flank steak
Friday - Homemade pizza
Saturday - I have no idea . . .

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This Week's Crazy Menu

Okay, maybe the menu isn't crazy, but I sure feel crazy with all the "stuff" that is going on this week. We have a soccer coach's meeting, an Eagle Court of Honor, a baby shower, and a wedding reception. Not to mention a car in the shop, which required me to drive 45 minutes to pick my husband up from work. So, good luck planning dinners around that. Here's what has happened so far:

Sunday - my parents, sisters, and grandparents joined us for dinner after a weekend away at a family wedding. We had: Anniversary Chicken, green beans, mini-Caprese salad, green salad, baguette, and Texas Sheet Cake for dessert.
Monday- I picked the husband up from work, and we ate out.
Tuesday - the kids ate early, I went to an exercise class then ate restaurant leftovers for dinner, while the husband had pb&j with SunChips.

Now, here we are on Wednesday, and I'm still trying to figure out a menu for the rest of the week. How about this?

Wednesday - Fusilli alla Caprese, roasted garlic bread, green beans.
Thursday - Tuxedo Salad (easy to prep ahea of time and then we can eat whenever we get to it). This is the Baby Shower night.
Friday- I think that I desired a night off, but we'll probably whip up some pizza on the grill.
Saturday - Wedding Reception, I'll be busy. But, the husband and kids will have to find their own food. And, no, ice cream does not count as dinner.

Maybe next week will look better . . . maybe.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This Week's Menu

Sorry, this has been a crazy week. I am in the middle of planning a baby shower, and I have a cousin getting married this weekend out of town. So, things are a little crazy. Here's what our week has looked like.

Sunday - Amber's Turkey Enchiladas
Monday - leftovers
Tuesday - Grilled Hotdogs, Onion Rings, Cabbage and Green Apple Coleslaw, and a variation on Caprese Salad
Wednesday - "Meal Swap" night - we had yummy fajitas, I'll post the recipe soon!
Thursday - something fast, we'll see what I come up with amid packing and baking for the family dinner

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spaghetti with Tomato-Caper Sauce

My mom made ths for us last week when we stayed at her house to escape the heat. She is going through a kitchen remodel right now and is working out of a make shift kitchen, so really anyone could do this. And, that made me think that it would be a fabulous "less-cooking" meal.
{Spaghetti with Tomato-Caper Sauce} serves 4
6 medium-sized tomatoes
3 green onions
2 cloved of garlic
6 large basil leaves
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp capers, drained
1/4 C shaved parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
8 oz spaghetti

Core, but do not seed, and diced the tomatoes. Put them into a bowl. Mince thin the green onions. Peel and mince the garlic. Cut basil leaves into slivers. Add these and all remaining ingredients (except noodles) to the tomatoes. Stir to combine. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

Break the spaghetti into shorter lengths and cook. Drain well, add to the tomatoes and toss gently. Let sit for a few minutes, toss again and serve.

*Tip: The tomato topping would also be excellent mixed with mini-fresh mozarrella balls and serve atop crostini like a bruschetta.

Monday, August 3, 2009

This Week's Menu

We just returned from a quick weekend at "the lake" with our family. Sadly, we couldn't stay the whole time because of my husband's work schedule. We'll have to plan ahead for next year. Here is our menu for the week.

Sunday - Cold cereal (having just returned from camping, this is as good as it gets!)
Monday - Pizza on the Grill (don't want to heat up the kitchen)
Tuesday - Spaghetti with Tomato-Caper Sauce, Crispy Zucchini Coins, Crostini
Wednesday - Tuxedo Salad
Thursday - "Meal Swap" night
Friday - Grilling, again.
Saturday - And, grilling, again.

Can you tell that I really don't want to cook in my house? So far today, the heat hasn't gotten too bad, but the day is yet young. I'll update as I decide what can be cooked outside and will be eaten by my family.


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