Archive for September, 2011

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 26, 2011

Pomegranate, coconut, papaya, dragonfruit

Jaid and I had a lot of fun grocery shopping last week. We saved $18.85 with coupons! We decided to be adventurous and bought some fruit that we’ve never had before. I am so lucky to have a daughter that loves trying different foods as much as I do.

I made homemade salsa with Thai chili peppers yesterday. It turned out so yummy! I wish I knew how to can foods so I could make a huge batch and use up all my chili peppers. Would freezing it work???

This week I get a week off of school and work. YAY! I’m going to be a cooking Queen!!!

Check out how I’m doing on my Food Resolutions!

Monday
Supper: Leftover BBQs (sloppy Joes), pork ‘n beans, baked corn on the cob

Tuesday
Supper: We’re going to experiment with Wonton wrappers tonight. We’ll try them 3 ways: cream cheese and peppers, bbq chicken, sugar cinnamon chips

Wednesday
Supper: Sausage and peppers over polenta, Brussel sprouts

Thursday
Supper: Meatloaf, Pink Pasta, spinach salad

Friday
Supper: YOYO

Saturday
Supper: Steak, mashed potatoes, garlic sauteed green beans

Sunday
Supper: Roast with onions, carrots, celery and potatoes

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Thai Chili Pepper Salsa

This is a very basic salsa recipe. Substitute your favorite pepper for the Thai chili peppers. I like that I can make a super spicy batch for myself and a mild batch for my daughter.

I use my Magic Bullet so my salsa isn’t chunky. If you cut the veggies by hand you can make it as chunky as you want.

2 tomatoes
1/2 onion (I used white)
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
3-4 Thai chili peppers (more if you like a lot of spice)
salt to taste
cilantro

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 19, 2011

Oh, how time changes everything! I haven’t menu planned for a couple of months… And I haven’t posted for even longer.

I decided to go back to school and, without thinking, took only night classes. Jaid asked me one day “Who’s going to make supper?!” Well, I guess YOU are kiddo! So for the past two months, we’ve been eating pasta, tv dinners and grilled cheese.

That’s all about to change 🙂 This quarter of classes is over as of Thursday and in two weeks I’ll only have class two nights a week. I’m looking forward to eating some ‘real’ food for a change.

I made my first rack of ribs on Sunday. They were tasty, but a little dry. If you have tips or a no-fail recipe, please let me know.

On to the menu…

Monday
Supper: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn

Tuesday
Supper: Taco Tuesday!!! I have a late class tonight so I’m slacking on supper and stopping at Taco John’s for 69cent tacos

Wednesday
Supper: Mostaccioli and meatballs – Finals tonight so I’ll be home early which means I can cook something besides a tv dinner 🙂

Thursday
Supper: Last final tonight, yay!!! BBQ pork sandwiches, pork ‘n beans, corn on the cob

Friday
Supper: YOYO (you’re on your own)

Saturday
Supper: Fettuccine and chicken Alfredo, sauteed garlic green beans

Sunday
Supper: Roast with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions

*** As a tribute to autumn starting, I’m restarting my Food Resolutions. Check my ‘food resolutions‘ link for updates starting next Sunday.

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