Monday, May 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 5/4/09

Keeping on track! That's what the menu planning feature of this blog really helps me do. It is also nice for my husband to check at work to see what he's going to come home to ;) I have to admit, I'm not crazy about every night this week. But I honestly start running out of ideas of how to use ground beef - of which we have tons - and I'm very thankful for! That's why we are having the baked fleischkuechle. If you're from ND, then you've probably at least heard of it (although they are usually deep fried). If you aren't, well then, it is basically seasoned ground beef wrapped in a basic dough and then cooked. It's a Russian-German thing from what I gather.

Monday: Chicken & Mediterranean Pasta & Salad
Tuesday: Steak Fajitas, Rice & Beans
Wednesday: Tom Ka Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup), Egg Rolls & Salad
Thrusday: Baked Fleishkuechle, German Potato Salad, & Green Beans
Friday: Grilled Salmon, Rice Pilaf, & Salad

The salad in my garden is ready to go so we need to be eating it A LOT!

As always, head on over to for more menu plan ideas!


Meg said...

I'm going to give the baked fleishkuechle a try next week... I have a couple pounds of ground beef that are coming to the end of their usefulness, so I need to use them up. Thanks for the idea!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

It all sound so good, especially the fleischkuchles!



Wanda said...

How did the Fleishkuechle turn out? Did you make them flat or in the ball from like your recipe shows?

Garden Girl said...

Hey Wanda! Have you ever seen a round Fleishkuechle? Nope, me neither - made them like you usually see 'em - more like a hot pocket. Baked, not fried (had to use a different dough recipe than the one listed too).

Wanda said...

I always use your mom's dough recipe for fleishkuechle. And then roll it thin enough with a rolling pin. I can't get it nice enough just kneading it with my hands. Then I bake them too. They aren't as good as a restaurant's deep fried ones, but a lot healthier and less mess and stink in your kitchen.