Weekly Menu May 14 to May 20, 2012

We’ve been crazy busy, and I haven’t been helping myself out and creating menus.  Time to get back on the wagon!  Here’s what we have planned for this week:

Monday – Got some nice Ribeye at the market – will pair those from the grill with brown rice and quinoa stuff I found at Costco (easy and tastes pretty good) and salad and corn.

Tuesday – Grilled pork chops, leftover quinoa, salad and assorted veggies

Wednesday – OMG Chicken.  My good friend Danielle pinned this recipe to my shared wall on Pinterest.  I have some leftover greek yogurt and a big pile of grated parmesan, so I’ll give this one a try tonight.  I have a head of green leaf lettuce from my Bountiful Basket and some tomatoes and peppers, I’ll make a salad and maybe bake or roast some potatoes on the grill.

Thursday – Sloppy Joes – Believe it or not, we love Manwich here.  I’ve made them from scratch, but the kids really only like Manwich, and its cheap, so I’ll give in on that convenience food.  I have some Alexa Sweet Potato fries in the freezer to pair with this.  Will make a salad or steam up some frozen veggies, too.

Friday – Breakfast night!  Pancakes, bacon and eggs – easy peasy.  I usually buy pancake mix, but I doctor mine up with a splash of vanilla extract and some cinnamon.  I have strawberries in the freezer so might make some strawberry syrup for these.

Saturday – We MIGHT play poker Saturday, if so I generally just make a few appetizers.  I want to try something new, so I might try these spicy shrimp and avocado bites that my friend Erin pinned to my board.  They look yummy!

Sunday – Lazy day I think, will be warm so grilled Nathan’s Famous with mac and cheese sounds awesome.  We’ll see if that mac and cheese is homemade, or not…..sometimes you want the neon orange stuff, its comfort food 🙂

Weekly Menu 4/21 to 4/27

This week we’ll have to see how it goes – I have a lot of work to get done and Maddie has a late band practice one night.  Last week we had to improvise Thursday night – Maddie went to a Soccer game and I got home later than usual.  Todd started breakfast for dinner before we got home and had the bacon all done – so we didnt get to try Alton Brown’s Gyros.  We’re going to do those Monday night this week.  Here is the plan.

Saturday 4/21 – Homemade Pizza.  I use Wildtree pizza dough mix and it was dead easy.  Mix it up – knead for 2 minutes, let rest for 10 minutes, roll out.  I’ll set out italian sausage, pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, cheese and sauce and let everyone build their own.

Sunday 4/22 – Grilled Chops, basted with honey, soy and garlic.  I’ll serve with roasted brussels sprouts and Maddie wants me to try a parmesan potato dish from this month’s Taste of Home.

Monday 4/23 – Tonight we’ll try to do Alton Brown’s Gyros again.  I’m super excited and found some nice Pita (a rarity around here.)

Tuesday 4/24 – Hamburgers on the grill with grilled zucchini and summer squash.  Yum!

Wednesday 4/25 – This is usually pasta night, but this is Maddie’s late band practice so I might grab a rotisserie chicken on the way home.

Thursday 4/26 – Day 2 rotisserie chicken and noodles.  I have the frozen dumplings we like in the freezer right now so that’s a great plan.

Friday 4/27 – Skillet Rosemary Chicken.  I modify this recipe some – I don’t have rosemary handy so might do something slightly different.  Honestly the chicken is great without the herbs, and I have lemons left from last week’s veggie box so that should work well.