Monday, March 02, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - March 2, 2009


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Last week went pretty smoothly.  I didn't make the won ton tacos because I had less leftovers than I had anticipated.  I also ended up making bourbon chicken (watch for that recipe this week) and fried rice.  It's one of Martijn's favorite meals and he was having a bit of stress so I thought he'd enjoy it. 

This week:

Quinoa Mushroom Soup and Melt Sandwiches- I have this bag of quinoa that's been sitting on the shelves for months.  I look at it and put it back but THIS WEEK I SHALL CONQUER THE QUINOA! 

Pasta with Tuna and Tomato Sauce (recipe is in Dutch)- This has both broccoli and tuna fish in it and as luck would have it both broccoli and tuna fish are on sale this week!  I'm going to leave out the capers though, I really find them dreadful.

Fabulous Freezer Chicken Drumsticks - I have some of these in the freezer from the last time I made them.

Chicken a la Mayo - I'm going to try this but sub yogurt for part of the mayo. 

Fish Sloppy Joes - We haven't had these for quite a while and they sound tasty.

I'm not sure if Martijn will be having his not-always-but-usually-weekly
dinner this week and if he doesn't we'll probably add on something easy
like roasted chicken wings.

I'm really terrible with planning side dishes.  I usually toss in a steamed veggie of some kind, but I'd love to hear what your favorite (easy is a plus too) side dishes are.  I need to stash some ideas in my recipe files!

5 comments:

Jessica Dudley said...

Hi Kim,
Haha...side dishes. Personally, I think they are over rated. I don't plan for them either, I just make sure I have the things on hand that I need to throw together quick and easy things. Steamed veggies are our favorites (especially broccoli, and sometimes I like to add a bit of garlic and lemon juice. YUM!) I also like to make quick salads, so I keep lettuce and croutons, and favorite dressings on hand. Sometimes if the main course is really big and you worked really hard, I think passing around a plate of raw veggies works wonders. Sometimes bread and butter is the ticket. I will tell you that I sometimes get adventurous and we have Bodacious Broccoli Salad from allrecipes.com. Another one of our favorites, usually for Sunday meals is a potato dish. You just boil some potatoes, mash them with butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheese, and onion, and then put them in a dish, put cheese on top and bake. If you want, I can email you the recipe...I think I have another one I need to email you anyway. Ok, so I know I talked a lot, but I just wanted you to know that you are not the only one who stinks at planning side dishes!

Vonlipi said...

I really like oven roasted veggies and they are really easy! I pre-heat the oven at 400F. on a cookie sheet I spray some olive oil then I add cauliflower spray it with oil and sprinkle salt ,pepper and thyme to taste(or other herbs or spices you enjoy). I cook it for approximately 10 min ,turn them and another 10 to 15 min in the oven. Delicious! I do the same with sweet potatoes (in wedges) and regular potatoes and squash (peeled and cubed) I even enjoy this process with thick slices of sweet onions. I believe that Rachel ray has a big batch of oven roasted veggies recipes in her website. I hope you enjoy the veggies!

pplfichi said...

Bah!

I added this to my LJ memories for the chicken recipe. I then realised that it would vanish soon. Boo!

I'm rubbish at side dishes!

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