whats for dinner

i have been inspired by this blog... i already make a menu up for the week and print out all the recipes. why not keep them all in one place for all of us to enjoy. unlike carrie, i will not be making 6 meals a week ( even though i would love to) first of all it's to much money, second of all james gets home from work at 8:45, and third of all now that my granny lives here we all take turns making dinner. also- my menus aren't set in stone as to what day we eat what. enjoy! and remember i am pregnant so these recipes might seen odd. here is my meal plan for the week- {monday} bean quesadillas with pickled onions ( but we prefer black beans) spicy pickled carrots ( we had these in california, i honestly was so full by the time dinner came because i gorged myself on them... heartburn is only a minor side effect) strawberries spicy pickled carrots INGREDIENTS: · 2 lbs large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces · 5 cloves garlic peeled and diced · 1 1/2 cups vinegar · 1 1/2 cups water · 10 bay leaves, whole · 8 peppercorns · 1 teaspoon salt · 6 oz. pickled jalapenos PREPARATION: Heat oil in a large saucepan and saute the garlic. Add in carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes. Carefully add in vinegar, peppercorns, salt, and and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes and then add water and jalapenos and bring to a simmer again for another 10 minutes. Let it cool completely and then transfer the carrots and cooking liquid into a covered container and refrigerate overnight. Store the carrots in the liquid and use a slotted spoon to serve them. You may leave the bay leaves in the liquid to add to the flavor, but do not eat them. Always remove the bay leaves before you eat the carrots {tuesday} grannies meal- costco lasagna, salad and garlic bread grannies yummy garlic bread- *french bread *butter *garlic juice ( yes i said garlic juice, it is a- maz- ing!) *parmesan *whatever else you want slice garlic bread. melt butter and add garlic juice and whatever else strikes you as delicious. dip bread sliced into melted goodness. bake at 400 until desired doneness. {wednsday} marv and joes, organic roasted red pepper soup ( costco but with added ingredients to taste like paradise bakeries tomato soup) pineapple marv and joes- *unsliced or very thick sliced wheat bread *homemade garlic butter *fresh sliced tomatoes *provolone cheese *parmesan cheese *olive oil and red wine vinegar * salt and pepper slice bread into thick slices. butter with garlic butter and parmesan and place in oven at 400 until toasty. add tomatoes, oil and lots of vinegar. top with provolone and more vinegar, salt and pepper. place back into oven and broil until cheesy is melted. {thursday} aunt vickies meal? {friday} salmon, asparagus, zesty lemon potatoes or game night. simple baked salmon- *salmon fillets *butter *lemon slices *dill wrap salmon in foil, place slices of lemons and pats of butter, sprinkle with dill, season to taste with salt and pepper. wrap tightly and bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. {saturday}nothing... out to eat or leftovers {sunday}??? my dinner for the family, yet to be decided but for sure will include peach ice cream made in my new ice cream maker. that i got $100 off at sur la table, in case you were wondering. {extras... breakfast, lunch, treats} pioneer lady's favorite salad-made it last week... it is so good! it needs nuts though. she suggests cashews but i'm thinking almonds. will be enjoying it at the zoo with good friends. jessica seinfields butternut squash mac and cheese- so so good and the kids love it as much as we do!


Melynn said...

Oh, thanks for the ideas. I was seriously at a loss as to what to cook for dinner this week. I have such a hard time finding new recipes. This is mostly because I don't have the time, so thanks for the help.

Becky said...

Wow! Good for you! I just did a blog post about the benefits of preparing and eating meals together. We're on a wavelength.