I’m a tad bit late (insert sarcasm here) posting this weeks menu plan. . . but honestly, I did make it on Monday and have been following it pretty well. I just didn’t get online to post it!
Monday: Potato/Ham patties, Roasted Potato Skins, Homemade Bread & Garden Salad.
I am still trying to work my way through the second ham I bought at Aldi’s several weeks back for $1.79 a lb. I ground up about 2 cups of ham, then baked 6 small potatoes, scooping the centers out, which I mashed & combined with the ham (note to self-next time add a bit of flour & egg so they stay together better!). The skins were roasted on a cookie sheet with a little bit of olive oil, salt & pepper, and a tiny bit of shredded cheddar. Mmmm.
Tuesday: Asian Crockpot Wings, Rice & Sauteed Snow Peas
Finally-I am using up the last of the chicken wings in the freezer (can I hear a hallejulia?). Although Princess, Yankee Bill and I really liked the Cola Wings, Buddy has decided that he really isn’t fond of them. . . so I decided to try a different preparation. The wings were good, but not great. . . I probably need to use one of the recipes that have more ingredients-like Hosin & Plum sauce to get that true Asian flavor. The rice is leftover from last week, and the snow peas are from the garden. I did toss some spring onion from the garden in the sautee as well.
Wednesday: Soup and Sandwiches
Sometimes you just need a quick and easy meal-and there is nothing wrong with having sandwiches for dinner. Especially when the weather is hot.
Thursday: Tuscan Linguine, with Garden Salad
This Tuscan Linguine is not your typical pasta meal-it has tuna in oil as it’s protein source and not a tomato in sight. I discovered it last year when I started trying to work a little more fish into my diet without going broke. I am always striving to eat a seafood and a vegetarian meal each week in a bid for better family health. . .
Friday: Homemade Calzones
The kids will get to help build their own calzones this week-so it’s not only meal prep-it’s family fun as well! Of course I’ll be using the Pizza Hut Crust Clone recipe.
Saturday: Potato Pancakes with Applesauce & Sour Cream, Cucumber & Tomato Salad
This meal is by Buddy’s request. I asked him “what meal haven’t we had in a while that you like” and he immediately requested this family favorite that we normally eat in the winter on “Christmas Tree Decorating Night”. I had a hard time paring it with something-but I figure after the fried food a bit of crisp vegetable with a grease cutting vinegar dressing might be just the ticket.
Sunday: Going to a BBQ
Heck, it’s the 4th of July!