Monday, February 15, 2010

What's on the Menu?

Last Sunday I sat down and began creating a weekly menu. What inspired me I'll never know. But, I was getting tired of the nightly chore to figure out what's on the menu. I don't mind cooking, but I do mind trying to figure out what to make at the last minute. It's either: there's nothing in the fridge or pantry, it's not "hitting the spot," the meat we need isn't thawed get the picture. So, in order to bypass argument and the dread of dinner time, I made a menu.

Last Week's Menu:
Superbowl Sunday - Pizza
Monday - Wine Butter Chicken (despite many substitutions from the original Marsala Butter Chicken, it turned out quite delicious)
Fend for yourself Tuesday (due to late night class)
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Breakfast for Dinner, Eggs & Toast
Friday - Tacos & Black Beans
Saturday - Parmesan Garlic Chicken

This Week's Menu:
Valentine's Sunday - Coconut Shrimp & Baked Potatoes
Monday - Shepherd's Pie
Fend for yourself Tuesday
Wednesday - Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday - Salmon Patties & Parmesan Risotto
Friday - TBD
Saturday - Taco Soup

Hopefully, this will eliminate last minute decisions, eating out AND make our dinners a little bit healthier. But, the last bit is hard being a GRITS (Girl Raised in The South, for those of you who don't recognize the acronym) because most recipes call for butter, salt, and/or bacon grease!

We'll see if tonight's Shepherd's Pie recipe turns out as tasty as this one looks:

Stay tuned next week for the menu...

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