Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 7/12/10

I guess today is the 12th even though every thing I signed today, I wrote the 11th. Is it really the 12th of July already? My, my, my.....Maybe time would slow down if the rain stopped. lol

Here's this week's menu!

Monday: Roast Chicken (roasting two so I'll have leftovers!), Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto, & Wax Beans

Tuesday: Shrimp Fajitas, Beans, Chips & Homemade Salsa (might make a peach salsa I'm thinking)

Wednesday: Apple & Onion Chicken Burgers, Roasted Baby Potatoes (on the grill)

Thursday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips & Fruit

Friday: BBQ or Buffalo Chicken Pizzas (grilled) & Salad

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tried It & Liked It 7/5/10

In my latest culinary thoughts, I've discovered a few new prepackaged or convenience foods that I really, just really, like. So I thought I'd pass along the information in case you've eyed these things on the store shelves and have thought about giving them a try.

The first is new variety of Oscar Meyer hot dogs. Long have Hebrew National beef hot dogs reigned supreme in this house but I recently spied some Nitrate Free Angus Beef Oscar Meyer hot dogs. Now, I'm not really afraid of nitrates. I buy regular bacon and regular deli meat but I thought I'd go ahead and try these. They are really, really good in my opinion. They have a good "snap" to them when you bite in. They also have a really good spicy, savory taste to them. Reminiscent of maybe a good, non-tangy summer sausage? I'd say thumbs up on this one!

The second is some new flavors of Lays Potato Chips. I'm a potato chip fiend. But the past year, I've tried to stay free of msg (monosodium glutamate) and many, many of the flavored potato chips include this ingredient. Why? Because it makes them taste good! Aldi's sour cream and onion chips are msg free, as well as their plain. But Lays has baked up (or rather fried up) Tangy Carolina BBQ & Garden Tomato & Basil. Both are good tasting. If you are more traditional in your chips flavor then I would really suggest the BBQ. The Garden Tomato & Basil is fresh tasting though, and will grow on you especially if you like dishes such as bruschetta.

Menu Plan Monday 7/5/10

Well, I'm awake after the late night fireworks show. I was in bed, not watching...HOWEVER, I felt the display that my neighbors put on. If any of you are reading this, that sure sounded like a humdinger of a show!

So what's on the menu for tonight and on-wards this week?

Monday: Chicken Cutlets with a Wax Bean, Chickpea, and Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Venison Sausage, Grilled Squash, Onions & Peppers

Wednesday: Chipotle Lime Orange Grilled Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Thursday: Going to Friends for Dinner

Friday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread & Green Salad