Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/10/09

It is August and we really should be having cucumber salad every night. Yes, I've got cucumbers. I did make some freezer pickles. Yes, I said freezer pickles. But I don't really have plans to make anymore pickles since I still have 6 jars of pickles in the basement from last year. Plus, I also have pickle relish. I've toyed with the idea of making faux apple rings (you know red hot candy and cinnamon flavored) but every recipe I see calls for pickling lime. I don't want to have to buy pickling lime.

Now the big question is whether I should make salsa or if I should make marinara sauce with my tomatoes. Hmmmmmm. I have all the stuff for both. I really do like freshly made salsa. I wonder if I can freeze my hot peppers and just use them through out the year? I've roasted and peeled some of my Anaheim peppers and froze them in cut rings. They'll make great "green diced chiles" through out the year.

Enough rambling:

Monday: Grilled Pork Chops & Peaches, BBQ Beans
Tuesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad
Wednesday: Lime Marinated Grilled Chicken and Salsa Pasta Salad
Thursday: Parmesan Tilapia, Grilled Summer Squash, Rice
Friday: Hot dogs, Grilled Corn & Cucumber Salad

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Anonymous said...

Delicious looking menu!
My family & I LOVE pickles!

Erica Brooks said...

Yummy menu. Lots of my favorites (pork chops, chicken). Have a great week!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, that pasta salad sounds yummy! Great menu you've got there.

Come by and visit me over at Free2Be Frugal.


Wanda said...

Hey Tanna, How did you ever find a site for Cooking for Engineers. Seems funny that they give such detailed instructions with pictures for those who can read technical jargon and detailed blueprints and such.