Monday Meal Planning 2.2

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE EDITION

Last night I was pretty bummed out that the weekend was almost over and there was still so much I wanted to do. Then my mom called and reminded me she is coming down to visit me today because I have the day off (which I had forgotten about). I can't wait! I have no idea what we're going to do, but I'm sure it will be fun, and will probably involve hitting up the local Italian grocery/bakery, a yarn shop or two I've been wanting to visit, and maybe another craft store. In addition, we're making dinner and bugging Aaron as much as possible, which is always fun. Now if I can just manage to do all this without freezing to death, as high temps are barely getting into the teens here today. Brrrr!

But before I get to all that, I thought I'd share the weekly meal plan, so here it is!

Monday: Mushroom Cheddar Frittata (recipe is the last one listed at the link) and crusty whole grain bread

This was pretty good. Aaron loved it and was excited that I would only eat the one serving, as I'm still having a pretty big egg aversion. Still, even with the whole egg issue, I liked this and will make it again. Aaron liked that it was baked like a quiche, but without a crust. He doesn't like when a pie crust gets soggy, which it tends to do in quiches I make. For the bread, just buy a small loaf from the store the day you make the frittata.

Tuesday: Tangy Three-Bean Soup, crackers

I made this last night and loved it. It was fairly quick so it makes for a pretty good weeknight meal. It's like a 3-bean salad in soup form (do people eat that outside of Michigan? I've never seen it anywhere else). Very tasty!

Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce and Sausage Patties

These pancakes were awesome! Also, not much more work than normal pancakes and just one extra bowl to throw in the dishwasher. I served them with the following sauce instead of the apples listed in the recipe.

For the blueberry sauce: I combined 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp. cornstarch, and the juice of 1/2 a lemon in a pan, and heated it up over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes or until there's quite a bit of juice that has been released by the berries. Spoon it over the pancakes and then sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar.

Thursday: Que Pasta Mac 'n' Cheese

This was pretty good too. Again, Aaron liked this more than I did. Here are the changes I'd make: cut the number of peppers in half, as this was pretty spicy (which the baby apparently didn't like because she kicked me quite a bit for the following few hours). Add another 1/2 to 1 cup of cheese, to add a little more flavor. Other than that I'd leave it as is, and I liked the fact that there were lots of veggies mixed in with one of my favorite dishes.

Friday: Leftovers

There are plenty. Trust me.

So, yeah. There are only four recipes to share this week because there were enough leftovers and a night out that we still have leftovers today and we're trying to waste less food (one of our New Year's resolutions).

Happy eating!!!

2 comments:

L Sass said...
January 21, 2008 at 1:45 PM

I love lemon ricotta pancakes! I need to make those soon... they're so delicious.

Vicki said...
January 22, 2008 at 12:34 PM

FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!! how are you!?? I have a new blog...

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