Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Menu Planning

Life got just a little crazy the beginning of this week, with school starting back up for the Spring term and some other life happenings.  Our routine was just a little out of whack.  I am ready to go to bed tonight and wake up feeling fresh and ready for the rest of the week.  One of my favorite motto's, "Be positive and positive things will happen to you."  I had to remind myself this a few times the past couple of days.  It helps when my husband and son are just absolutely amazing to me! I have found that my attitude towards life and this world is just getting better and better.

Last week I made a couple new recipes that were SO amazing.  The Stromboli was so very delicious.  I felt like my homemade marinara sauce was just a little bit to runny but that is the only thing I would change.  The other new recipe I made was the Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil.  I was a little nervous about making this, thinking that it would be too bland.  That was not the case at all.  All the different flavors mixed together were perfect.  I was amazed when I took the first bite.  I will definitely be repeating this recipe over and over again.  On Sunday we were invited to dinner at a good friend's house.  She made a delicious baked spaghetti.  Thanks, Jess & Mike!  So, I will be moving what I originally planned to cook on Sunday to this week.

This weekend we will be celebrating Easter with Easter Egg Hunts and lots of family time.  I am also trying my first shot at making souffle on Saturday.  I am excited to try something new!  

This week's menu:
MONDAY- Sushi with one of my best friends and our kiddos

TUESDAY-  Whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce (Drew's night to cook.  I work late.)

WEDNESDAY-  Split Pea Soup (slow cooker) with a fresh salad.  (I will omit the ham and substitute the chicken broth for veggie broth.)

THURSDAY-  Salmon Salad with Crispy Potatoes  (I will poach fresh salmon instead of using canned salmon.)

FRIDAY-  Black Bean Soup and Vegetarian Taco Salad

SATURDAY-  Broccoli & Goat Cheese Souffle, Roasted Aspargus, and fresh salad (We are also decorating eggs and baking bread this night)

SUNDAY-  Easter BBQ @ my Aunt & Uncle's home.  We are bringing homemade bread and my famous Spinach Dip.  I will post the recipe later this week.

Happy cooking & eating,


"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."-Michael Pollan

1 comment:

  1. Hey I know this has nothing to do with your post but... How did you add the list of friends along the side of your page? I've been trying to figure out how to do that on my blog and I can't figure it out.


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