Monday, October 27, 2008

What's For Dinner?

It's that time again! Menu Plan Monday! Yippee!

Heavens, I almost forgot. And it's only been 2 weeks. How lamer than lame.

I know you're all chomping at the bit so here it is:

FRIDAY: Homemade pizza.
Do not be impressed with me whatsoever. The crust came out of a can, the sauce out of a jar and I sprinkled pre-shredded mozzarella and sliced pepperoni on top. How very imaginative. But it was cheap and did the trick.

SATURDAY: Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches and Chili.
Lobelia made these and they were perfect in their simplicity. Though that chili was not very simple. Vegetarian, beany, colorful, stick-to-your-ribs...MMMMMMMM!

SUNDAY: Chicken Noodle Soup, Salad and Crusty Bread.
I have made this soup three times in the last month. My children are officially sick of it, the Philistines.

MONDAY: Tacos.
Okay, I caved and bought a kit. In a box. It was late and I was tired. But the kids love tacos so I still felt like a pseudo-good mother.

TUESDAY: Grilled Cheese and Soup.
Don't tell the kids, we're having the last of the chicken noodle. Can you tell I'm craving comfort foods this week?

WEDNESDAY: Cincinnati Chili and Cheesy Onion Cornbread.
This is The Viking's favorite chili. I made it once a few years ago and he still talks about it so I figure I should dig it out for him again. It's ATK all the way. The cornbread is kind of a family recipe, one that we enjoy around the Holidays, but it will go so well with this chili so I'm bringing it out early this year!

THURSDAY: Burgers, Oven Fries and Salad.
I've got a great burgers recipe and it's one of my children's favorite meals. America's Test Kitchen, baby! Check it! The oven fries are also theirs. I'm making them for the first time. I just can't think of what else to have with burgers. Maybe I'll make milkshakes, too.

Several years ago I overheard one mom telling another that she always makes a pot of beef stew on Halloween and leaves it on low in the crock pot so her boys (she has like 5 of them) can come and go during their trick-or-treating and help themselves as they please. I was so entranced with the idea I adopted it on the spot. I've done the crock pot of beef stew every year since. Let me tell you, nothing hits the spot better when you're tired and cold and have eaten nothing but candy the you've had to "confiscate for further inspection" from your kids' candy buckets.

I know, I know, that's a day too many, but I was excited about the beef stew. I am always excited about beef stew.

Well, I'm off to bed. I've been squeaking by with 6 hours of sleep each night and it's catching up with me.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I need that onion bread recipe. And I'm jealous of your home-cooked meals. We are not eating well these days.