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.
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.