Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monday Meal Planning

New Home Edition
For Monday Meal Planning, not me (yet - we're still on the house hunt). For a while I have been saving up recipes, tips, methods, and links, and I recently decided that they really needed their own space. So here it is: Mrs. Ca Cooks. I hope you enjoy it!
This week is one of our favorites of the year, made up of Cinco de Mayo, Aaron's birthday, and for the first time this year, Mother's Day! To say we'll be busy is a bit of an understatement. We also eat very well this week, and here's what we're planning:

Monday:  Huevos Rancheros and Fruit Salad

We love brinner (breakfast for dinner) around here. A lot. And, a special week like this is the only time I can do something like Mexican food two days in a row. This meal is easy, fairly healthy, and delicious.

Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo! Chicken Fajitas, Pico de Gallo, Cheese Dip and Chips

If only I could drink margaritas this would be just about a perfect meal. The cheese dip is modeled after the dip served in a popular local Mexican restaurant. We bought some cottage cheese for Gabbie, but she won't eat it, so this is the absolute perfect way to use it up!

1 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. shredded monterey jack cheese
1 clove garlic minced
1 - 2 jalepeno peppers, minced
2 green onions, chopped

Combine all ingredients, mix well. Chill for an hour or two before serving to let flavors meld.

Wednesday: Bacon, Onion, and Tomato Quiche and Salad

Using this recipe again, I substitute chopped cooked bacon and diced tomato for the broccoli, and use whatever cheese I have on hand. Yum!

Thursday: Chicken Cobb Salad and fresh bread

This is one of my favorite meals ever. I could eat this weekly and never tire of it, seriously.

Friday: Midwestern Grilled Bratwurst Sandwiches and potato salad

Easy man-food is on the menu tonight. We make the sandwiches both with and without the saurkraut. Both ways are equally delicious. A quick potato salad, or even some from the local deli case work well here.

Sunday: Meatloaf, Paprika Roasted Cauliflower, and Roasted Asparagus

This is Aaron's desired birthday dinner, and even I'm looking forward to it, because this is one tasty dinner. Pretty easy too, so I get off easy after telling him I would make absolutely anything he desired.

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME. It's about time you started a food blog; you always choose the yummiest-sounding things and have so many good tips. Can't wait to read more!

    I didn't know Andrew and Aaron shared a birthday!



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