Monday, November 26, 2012

Menu Plan Monday









 

 It is time for me to get organized again.  I am finding my lunch project is helping tremendously.  Now, I am returning to Menu Plan Monday.  I found, last year, having dinner planned when I am teaching, makes all the difference in the world.  Knowing what I am doing,means having the ingredients, in the house and being able to cook in the mornings or at least, set up so when I come home, I will be able to get to work, without hesitation. 

Most of the recipes will be new ones so I don't have the appropriate photos for the dishes.  I plan to post these after, I make them and we hopefully enjoy eating them.

All my food is gluten-free unless, (very unusual) I mention there is an exception.  When I bake for my class, the cookies are not gluten-free.  Otherwise, there should be no issue. 

This week, I am using Faith Durand's, "Not Your Mother's Casseroles".  This is an interesting book, not a photograph in sight.  Usually, I want the photos.  They inspire me and I do a check if I made the "right dish".  I am always pleased with myself when my dish looks something like the one, in the book.

The recipes have appeal.  The ingredients used are available and sometimes, a little outside my own thinking.  For example, I hope to make the Greek Braised Green Beans which include cinnamon as a spice. Along with red pepper flakes, white wine, black pepper and garlic, this is slightly different.

Here goes:

Monday - creamy cabbage casserole served with potatoes & salad
Tuesday - sweet potato hash with sausage and red pepper (served with salmon)
 

Wednesday - spinach egg puff plus a yummy salad

Thursday - baked spaghetti with tomatoes and pine nuts plus green veggies


Friday - a Shabbos side dish - butternut squash pasta casserole plus chicken and potato kugel or a rice dish


 Go on over to Organizing Junkie and see many menus that you will be inspired by.
     

5 comments:

  1. Your menu looks great! I love anything hash or spinach! :)

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  2. A well planned menu. Wish I could be more organized.

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  3. Omigosh, can I dine with you on Tuesday? Your whole week looks delicious. Visiting from Menu Plan Monday.

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  4. The Wednesday puffs sound delicious.

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  5. My problem with menu planning Mondays is that I'm also usually making something new each week, so I don't have pictures either!

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