Monday, September 17, 2007

Menu Monday

Now, isn't this just a cheery picture? Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great week last week and enjoyed time around your table with your family. We started "eating our way through the USA" beginning with the New England states. We enjoyed a lobster casserole and a Boston cream pie. (I couldn't believe how much lobster cost! I got ONE lobster tail and had them steam it for me. The recipe I used called for 1-2 cups cooked lobster meat, so one $10 lobster tail had to do it for us. It was a great recipe, though!) This week we continue in New England enjoying recipes from New Hampshire and Vermont.

I'm also still loving my crock pot. In the summer I love it because it doesn't heat up the kitchen. During the school year I love it because it cooks dinner while I'm teaching. It's great for any season! Last week I made a lasagne recipe from the Fix It and Forget It cookbook, and it was the best. lasagne. ever. (I cook so much from that book that I've affectionately given it the nickname "Fifi" - the initials that I put in my menu plan notebook. "Fifi" and I cook together just about every week!)

Here's our menu for the week:

Breakfast choices:
Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
breakfast burritos
cinnamon toast/ toast with jelly

Lunch: Baked potatoes with all the fixin's
Dinner: Baked fish, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, spinach salad, bread

Lunch: turkey hot dogs, pita chips, fruit
Dinner: Chicken Chimichangas ( from a recipe my fun friend Sandy left in the comments of this post), corn, Mexican salad

Lunch: Lean Pockets
Dinner: New Hampshire dinner- Slow-Cooked Corn Chowder, wheat rolls, salad, orange cake

Lunch: grilled chicken wraps
Dinner: Left-over buffet

Lunch: Leftover lunch buffet (from this week's lunches)
Dinner: French Dip Sandwiches (FIFI p. 103), spinach/parmesan pasta, caesar salad, Vermont maple candy

Leftovers and out-to-eat after church

Oh, won't you hop on over to Laura's and check out everyone else's menus or, even better, add your own if you've never done it before. There are some great ideas over there and I know some of yours would bless the rest of us!

Have a yummy week!


Susanne said...

Looks so yummy! I love my crockpot too and use it all year round. I'm going to have to check into that cookbook.

Wendy @ Life in the Button Factory said...

Great menu; I'll be stalking your blog for crockpot recipes! (I have FIFI/Entertaining and it's great.) Have a great week! :)

Zen Master said...

I recently started cooking with a crock pot and I loved it. I went out and bought a bigger one with all kinds of bells and whistles and in fact, I am using it as I type.

They are such a wonderful invention!