Hello Everyone! It has truly been a crazy few weeks, and instead of retelling all the gruesome details, I will refer you to the story of my son and his own cooking adventure: Thumbs are Important. If you just read it and are returning, he is doing much better today and we will find out more tomorrow.
I had every intention of posting my menu and some recipes last week, but things got a little crazy and my son ranked number one on the priority list. Isn’t that the job of a mother though? We are constantly juggling and shifting priorities to make the family run more smoothly and to ensure their comfort and safety. But with all the craziness, I still followed a menu and we stuck with our plan of not eating out.
I have started this habit of trying to find at least five different meals from five different cookbooks. I have so many cookbooks, and I always think to myself how I would love to start cooking from them, and tweaking them to make them fit my family. Creating weekly menus is a perfect opportunity to do this. Last week, I chose from an Italian, Indian and Vegetarian cookbooks. I was nervous due to the fact I have very picky eaters, and I did not know how they would react to such diverse food choices. I am happy to report, they were actually excited to see what I would be cooking and how it would taste. Cooking in a diverse way created excitement! Who knew!
Here is what we had:
Monday: Paglia e Fieno with garlic and mushroom toast
Tuesday: Stuffed bell peppers with spinach salad
Wednesday: French onion soup with broccoli sautéed in garlic and butter
Friday: Hamburgers with homemade mac and cheese
Sunday: Mushroom curry, Corn and Onion Curry and Potato cakes
This week not as adventurous, but still delicious
Monday: Shredded pork sandwiches and mixed veggies
Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff with Broccoli
Wednesday: Maple glazed pork chops with roasted corn relish
Thursday: Chili pie and fresh cut veggies
Friday: Veggie Soup with salad
Saturday: My sons pizza
Sunday: Shepherds pie
I hope you all are having fun planning and sticking with your menus! I will work hard to post some of the recipes this week!
Love to you all,