Monday, September 30, 2013

Menu Plan Monday - September 30, 2013

Is it really the end of September? I can't believe it.  My big boy turns five at the end of October, so I really need to get going on those plans.  Made a trip to the Asian food store this weekend, so we're all socked up for a little while.  Made some veggie sushi yesterday.  The kids got to take leftovers for lunch today...lucky kids :)

Menu Plan:

Monday - Hamburger steaks on the grill, mushrooms, onions, grilled potatoes, baby bok choy.

Tuesday -Pasta Primavera, green beans

Wednesday - Sweet and sour tofu, veggies, brown rice

Thursday - Homemade pizza

Friday - Pecan chicken, carrots, challah, not sure what else?

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tiny Torah Treats for Simchat Torah

Today's project-
1.)Make the chocolate leather. Melt one pound of chocolate in the microwave. Stir to make sure all the chocolate is melted. Add 7 tablespoons of corn syrup and stir to combine. The chocolate will tighten up into a ball. Allow it to cool. This will make a lot, but it can keep covered in the fridge for a long time.
2.) Dip the ends of pretzel sticks with white chocolate and then into sprinkles. Place them on parchment paper and allow the chocolate to dry.
3.). Roll out chocolate leather and cut into strips. 
4.). Roll out and cut airheads candy for decoration. I used the white and layered some strips of blue on top. Tip - I used a mini fondant rolling pin and pizza cutter. 
5.) Place a pretzel stick on either end of a  strip of chocolate leather. Roll up to look like a scroll and then wrap the airheads to keep it together. Store then at room temperature on parchment paper lined container. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Menu Plan Monday - September 23, 2013

Well, last week's menu plan worked for the most part.  In my haste to get it posted last week I forgot that Wednesday was "Sukkot under the Stars" event for the kids with hayrides, s'mores, and square dancing.  I changed the meal to pasta instead (Bowties and Broccoli) for something quick.  Friday night's meal didn't go as planned either.  I ended up getting a rotisserie chicken instead, but still made homemade challah in the morning.  

This week's plan:

Monday - Broccoli and cheese soup with homemade sourdough baguette

Tuesday - Turkey Burgers, grilled veggies (if the weather cooperates)

Wednesday - Fish Tacos

Thursday - Homemade Pizza

Friday - Second attempt at  - Moroccan meatballs, hummus, tabbouleh, challah

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Menu Plan Monday - September 16, 2013

Ok. Wow!  It's been a long time since I posted a menu.  Now that we are settling in here in Florida and school is well under way for the year, I'm trying to get back in to the routine of menu planning and sharing recipes.

Menu for this week -

Monday - Tried this recipe for Black bean lasagna last week.  DH and I liked it, but the kids picked around the black beans.  This week I'm going to try it again, but omit the beans and add some shredded cheese to the top.  I know that means it's not quite as healthy, but it still eliminates the ricotta cheese mixture from the lasagna.

Tuesday - Pretzel dogs and roasted potato wedges.

Wednesday - Italian Wedding soup (with homemade chicken broth), using Ina Garten's recipe, minus the milk and cheese and using just ground turkey for the meatballs.

Thursday - Homemade Pizza

Friday - Moroccan meatballs, hummus, tabbouleh, challah

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