Monday, October 08, 2007

Menu Monday and a GREAT Chocolate Sauce Recipe

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We did, and now it's time to hit another week. I love how every Monday brings another chance for a fresh start... an effective week. God's mercies are new every morning, every minute, every week! What a wonderful thought to start our day.

Here's our menu:

Breakfast choices:
Pumpkin bread (I made some yesterday... C'mon fall!)
scrambled eggs
toast & jam or jelly
oatmeal/cereal
grapefruit
various combinations of the above

Monday ~
Lunch: tuna salad and crackers
Dinner: New Jersey Chicken Casserole (EYWTUSA p. 70) (We didn't have this last week), green beans, red velvet cake

Tuesday ~
Lunch: french bread pizzas
Dinner: Baked Potato Soup, hot bread, salad

Wednesday ~
Lunch: turkey wraps, Flat Earth chips
Dinner: Spaghetti, caesar salad, grean beans, garlic bread

Thursday ~
Lunch: Frito pie
Dinner: Leftover Dinner Buffet

Friday ~
Lunch: Leftover Lunch Buffet
Dinner: Crock Pot pork chops (envelope of golden onion soup mix + can of cr. of celery soup + pork chops = yummy), pasta, mixed veggies

Last week we had so many yummy leftovers we had two leftover nights (yey!). One thing I like to do when we're having leftovers since I'm not cooking a whole meal, is to whip up a new dessert. (And I'm talking s-i-m-p-l-e, like a box cake or even slice and bake cookies if I'm pressed for time.) Last week I made a family favorite- a yellow (box) cake and my Nana's chocolate sauce. This chocolate sauce recipe is SO yummy and easy, I encourage you to try it!

Nana's Chocolate Sauce

3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour (generous)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (generous)
pinch of salt

Stir dry ingredients well.

Add 2 cups milk. Use a whisk to stir while cooking in saucepan. After sauce cooks and thickens a bit, add:

1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Our family has always enjoyed this sauce over yellow cake, but I suppose you could serve it with any type of cake, ice cream or fruit. Enjoy!

To read more menus or to pick up some awesome organizing tips, stop by Laura's. Have a great week!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Yumm... love the chocolate sauce recipe. :)

Mindy said...

This all sounds delicious!
Have a fabulous week!
In HIM -
Mindy

Karen said...

umm....that red velvet cake is sounding pretty good.
Karen
http://thetagblog.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Okay, so we went to the store today and bought a red velvet cake mix and cream cheese icing. It's already made and I've had some. Yum, yum, yum......
Karen
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