Monday, December 29, 2008

MENU Fri Dec 26th through Sat Jan 10th

Christmas through 12/28 - lots of holiday food, party food, and leftovers from said holiday and party meals.

MON 12/29 - Chili made w/ leftover (frozen) rib meat, cornbread muffins.

TUE 12/30 - Salmon with Caper Relish, rice, salad

WED 12/31 - We're going to a party that night, so we'll probably do something super quick & easy.. I had been planning to make Pasta au Gratin (a great recipe from my mom - she makes it every New Year's), but that'll have to wait to New Year's Day instead. I think we'll have Chicken Pot Pie (without the pie.. do some bread instead.. I keep the chicken stew in 2-portion bags in the freezer).

THU 1/1 - Say hello to 2009 with Pasta au Gratin (my mom's great recipe)!

FRI 1/2 - Brandy and Orange Chicken (RR2/190), stuffing, Glazed Parsnips and Carrots.

SAT 1/3 - Puerco Pibil (recipe from extras on the dvd for Once Upon A Time In Mexico), corn, rice

SUN 1/4 - Roast Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes, veggie (whatever's on sale)

MON 1/5 - Chicken and "Chorizo" made with leftover chicken from Sunday night's Roast Chicken and with the 1/2 # kielbasa I have in the freezer. From having celery w/ wings for our party last weekend, I experimented with freezing celery.. it will now go in this recipe.

TUE 1/6 - BBQ Chicken Legs (the way my fabulous older sister taught me to make them), mashed potatoes, veggie (whatever's on sale)

WED 1/7 - Goulash (RR1/155) made using ground turkey instead of beef, salad

THU 1/8 - Fajitas (RR1/90) w/ Guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and tortilla chips on the side

FRI 1/9 - Good bread w/ dipping oil w/ spices, Stuffed Chicken Rolls (Med/131) using rice & ricotta from the freezer, served with pasta & salad

SAT 1/10 - Onion Soup, Pollo Rosa Maria, veggie (whatever's on sale, hopefully asparagus)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

MENU Sat Dec 6th through Thu Dec 25th

Great news!

My sweet husband gave me a most wondrous early Christmas present: Just Right Menus now has its own domain!! Check it out - - woohoo!

(( will still get you there, too.))

AND... I have business cards, so when I tell people about the site, I can now give them a card as a reminder of where to go. This means you don't have to be able to spell McRackan to find the site - it's just Tell your cook friends.. and tell your non-cook friends, too - they're especially the ones I'm trying to help!

So, on the subject of menus.. yet again, I didn't make the Jambalaya last weekend. I still had many, many containers of leftovers in the freezer, of eggplant parmesan and of lasagne ... so I couldn't make the Jambalaya as I had nowhere to put the leftovers. ::sigh:: Instead, we went out to Olive Garden, using a gift card we received as an anniversary gift from Dinah's parents. Yum, yum, yum.

Oh, and yesterday we had leftover pork ribs from Thursday's meal, canned veggies (peas and corn), and instant potatoes - I got a free sample of the potatoes in the mail. Why not.

With no further ado:
Here's the menu for the next two weeks plus the days leading to Christmas.

SUN 12/7 - Twice-Baked Potatoes (TOH2/Sp07/8), zucchini, and Lamb!! I'm making Shoulder Lamb Chops with Squash and Tomatoes. (The grocery store had nice lamb chops for $6/lb.)

MON 12/8 - Pasta w/ Tomato Sauce & ground turkey, salad

TUE 12/9 - Pork tenderloin, acorn squash, and broccoli

WED 12/10 - BBQ chicken legs, spaghetti squash, fried apples

THU 12/11 - Salmon w/ Balsamic Glaze, leftover spaghetti squash, broccoli

FRI 12/12 - Black Bean, Corn, and Sausage Soup (from the freezer), corn muffins

SAT 12/13 - going to a party that evening.. not sure what we'll do for meals. Probably have a late lunch then party snacks in lieu of regular dinner.

SUN 12/14 - Jambalaya - seriously, I'm making it this time.

MON 12/15 - Chicken Marsala, Herbed Angel Hair Pasta, Cheddar Zucchini Saute.

TUE 12/16 - Carrot Soup (TOH2/Sp07/25), Grilled Chicken Sandwiches (on buns from the freezer)

WED 12/17 - Italian Breaded Pork Chops, Onion Soup, veggie

THU 12/18 - Sweet and Sour Pork, rice

FRI 12/19 - Chicken Pot Pie stuff from the freezer, made w/ drop biscuits instead of in a pie, and use up the extra bits of veggies in the freezer with it

SAT 12/20 - Puerco Pibil, rice, corn

SUN 12/21 - I'll be baking cookies all day ... leftover pibil = dinner

MON 12/22 - Pasta w/ pesto & chicken, salad

TUE 12/23 - Chicken Enchiladas, salad

WED 12/24 - We'll be at Dinah's parents' house... and they always have Baked Spaghetti for Christmas Eve Dinner - it's one of Dinah's favorite meals. His grandparents will be in town also, so it'll be a really nice time.

THU 12/25 - I'm making Sour Cream / Apple Coffee Cake and a sausage & egg casserole for breadfast; we'll go to Dinah's sister's family's house for a big Christmas lunch... I'm not sure how dinner will work out.