Monday, March 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 3/21/11

Menu Plan Monday - 3/21/11

Happy Spring! 

Monday - all-day event at Miss D's school - Spaghetti and Meatballs (meatballs from the freezer, marinara in the fridge) - easy and done!

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Tuesday - My Mom's recipe for Homemade Mac and Cheese - hopefully get a chance to post this recipe later.

Wednesday - Turkey Tacos

Thursday - Spinach Lasagna

Friday - ???

Mac and Cheese

Spinach Lasagna

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Purim Gifts

The baking is done and the gifts have gone out.  Here are a few pictures.  Happy Purim!


Funfetti Hamantaschen

The other day I saw this post from Mommzy at A Jewish Homeschool Blog for Hamantaschen using a box of cake mix and I immediately pondered the contents of my pantry.  I wasn't sure if the Funfetti mix would work as well as the yellow cake mix described in the original recipe, but I really think the cookies came out great!  Besides, the kids think anything with sprinkles is just a little more special, and I agree with them!  I used up the remaining of my apricot and raspberry filling from the more traditional recipe I baked up the other day and even filled a few with chunks of white chocolate.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A wee bit of Irish...

Our "Irish" dinner last night.

Irish Soda Bread


Chocolate Mint Brownie Pie

Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 3/14/11

Menu Plan Monday - 3/14/11

Well, it's nice to have a plan, even when the plan changes mid-week.  Last week's plan didn't exactly all happen, so some repeats this week. Also still trying to use up some more of the pasta/rice stockpile.  Made the dough for the Hamentaschen for Purim, now just need to actually bake the cookies!  Hope to post more about it later in the week.

Avocado Chicken Salad

Monday - Avocado Chicken Salad

Tuesday - Pizza

Wednesday - Baked Chicken and wild rice

Thursday - Grilled fish, Colcannon 
 (minus the piggie!) , and
Irish Soda Bread

Friday - Pasta with sauce.  I just got the new Philly cooking creme..has anyone used it?  I'm thinking maybe penne with vodka sauce?

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 3/7/11

Menu Plan Monday - 3/7/11

Monday - Pasta, pesto and peas- similar to this recipe from Barefoot Contessa (minus the mayo, I substituted 4 oz. cream cheese instead and used pesto I had in the freezer).

Tuesday - BBQ Meatballs, from Pioneer Woman (meatballs, my recipe instead and baked, not fried)

Wednesday - Turkey Burgers, sweet potato fries

Thursday - Pancakes for dinner (Miss D's request) with blueberries and strawberries, smoothies.

Friday - Spaghetti with sauce or chicken and rice bake???  not sure

Trying to keep it simple this week.  I'm also planning a bunch of baking projects:  Hamentaschen and mini-loaves for Purim gifts.  Hopefully, I will get to post a bit more later in the week.

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