Thursday, September 16, 2010

Weekly Menu

So, today starts the weekly menu planning. I will post all of my meals here, and then daily I will post the recipes. I decided to do it this way because I found there wasn't enough time to try to get all my recipes done in one day. And, I think I am going to try 1 new thing a week. I want/need to expand my cooking abilities, so this is me saying it because I am more likely to do it if I actually say it out loud.

So without further adieu, here is my weekly menu:

For breakfasts, we usually do oatmeal, cereal, or eggs&toast. Lunches are sandwiches (pb&j--yeah!), or leftovers.

Tonight - Marinated pork chops, smashed potatoes, and biscuits made from some bisquick I need to use up

Friday - Grilled salmon (with some kind of glaze, not sure what yet) and veggies

Saturday - chicken noodle veggie soup

Sunday - leftovers

Monday-Homemade chicken pot pie (recipe to come)

Tuesday - Spaghetti with somewhat homemade sauce (recipe to come) and more biscuits

Wednesday - tilapia quesadillas

Thursday- fresh snapper, sweet peas and steamed carrots

The new thing I am going to try this week is attempting to bake my own french bread. The Frugal Girl has inspired me to start baking my own rolls and some breads. I want to move us away from eating breads that have bleached flour and lots of preservatives in them. Although I have to admit that I am a little intimidated about this. Baking bread is an art that takes a lot of refining to get it right. Eeeek! I'll let the blog world know how it turns out!


The Heath Family said...

Yeah, I'm gonna need some of these recipes! Let me know what kind of glaze you choose for the fish, we're always trying to find new ways to cook fish! I love reading your dinner blogs - but where's our daily pic of your beautiful boys!?! :)

Adrienne said...

I've got sourdough starter if you want to try it. And I started getting whole grain flour at the farmer's market. I mix it with my King Arthur's so that the "dough" goes farther. The whole grain stuff is good, but expensive!