Monday, November 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 11/30/09

"Thirty days past September, April, May and NOVEMBER!" Yikes, November is over. Christmas, I mean, December is here! I've got a good start to my Christmas list. However, I've been invited to two cookie exchanges so I've definitely got some extra baking to do. :)

Monday: Sage Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans
Tuesday: Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Rice & Coleslaw
Wednesday: Tacos, Homemade Refried Black Beans, Salad
Thursday: Parmesan Tilapia, Parsley Potatoes, Salad
Friday: 15 Bean Soup & Crusty Bread

Monday, November 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - THANKSGIVING!

How wonderful that our nation's founders, culminating with Abraham Lincoln, decided to set aside one day a year to give thanks. We, in our household, are very thankful for all of you! And who are we thankful to? Why, our Heavenly Father! As I recently memorized in James chapter 1 - "Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights in whom there is no shadow or change due to variation."

This week's menu:

Monday: Butternut Squash Risotto (need to cook some butternut squash for a pie!) & Almond Green Beans
Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup
Wednesday: Shipwrecks & Veggies with Dip
Thursday: Spicy-rubbed Turkey Breast, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Apple-Onion Stuffing, Salad (etc.)
Friday: BBQ Turkey Pizza and Green Salad

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 11/9/09

It is Holiday Specialtea week! Yea! Now all the work really goes to everyone else and they can make all the recipes that myself and a good friend included picked out. Pray for these women! Lord willing, no one will get sick.

This week's menu:

Monday: Roast Chicken, Rice and Roasted Asparagus
Tuesday: Five Minute Tomato Sauce (pressure cooker recipe) and Pasta, Salad
Wednesday: Spinach Tortellini Soup
Thursday: Chicken Tacos, Refried Beans, Salad
Friday: Cheeseburgers & French Fries

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sage Harvest

This year I started a bunch of sage plants from seeds. They are a perennial here and I think the gray-green foliage is pretty. I also like sage. Sage is delicious paired with pork and with another favorite garden produce item - butternut squash. Mmmmm....sage scented butternut squash soup - delicious!

So anyway, winter IS coming. It has already made it's presence felt a few days this fall. So I harvested some sage. All I did was place it on a cookie cooling rack. Then I left it in an out of the way spot (in this house, that means up HIGH!). After a few weeks I needed the cookie rack so I checked on it. Yep, it was dry! So then what was I to do?

I figured that I would one of my presents from birthdays past. This time it was a molcajete or in normal speak - mortar and pestle. It did the job fantastically and the product looks so much better than the dried rubbed sage I buy at the store.



Another Week of Menus

Alright, posting a day late again, but posting regardless!

Monday: Pesto Chicken, Brown Rice w/ herbs (baked), & Broccoli
Tuesday: Beef Short Ribs with Tomatoes & Peppers (Rick Bayless) & Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday: Tatertot Hotdish & Romaine Salad
Thursday: Broiled Salmon, Raisin Cous Cous & Dilled Peas
Friday: Pizza!