Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Menu Day & Recipe

Last week's meal planning didn't go as, well, planned ... nor did last night's supper for that matter.  Regardless, of the glitches I continue to press forward.  Here's what I have on the supper menu this week.

Since I forgot to turn the oven on last night, Mr.B and the littles had toasted scrambled egg and fried bologna sandwiches w/ a garden salad.  They LOVE this sort of food.  Me? not so much, I chose a bowl of raisin bran cereal.

Tuesday -  I'm going to try to get yesterday's supper on the table this evening:  meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, buttered corn
Wednesday - lentil & spinach soup, garlic bread sticks
Thursday - crunchy shrimp scampi, rice pilaf and a spinach, apple & walnut salad
Friday - pepperoni, green pepper & onion calzones
Saturday - black bean burritos, Mexican rice
Sunday - roast w/ gravy, roasted root vegetables and a garden salad

What are you planning to cook this week?

Spinach, Apple & Walnut Salad
(adapted from Keeping It Simple web-site)

2 apples, cubed
4 tbsp. lemon juice
8 c. fresh spinach
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 c. walnuts OR pecan halves, toasted
crumbled goat cheese OR shaved Parmesan cheese

Toss the apple cubes in 2 tbsp. lemon juice.  In a small bowl whisk together remaining lemon juice, olive oil, cider vinegar and honey.  In a large bowl toss apples, spinach and dressing.  Top with toasted nuts & cheese.
4-6 servings.
NOTE:  the original recipe calls for walnuts and crumbled goat cheese; however, since goat cheese is not a readily available ingredient in my region & I often do not have walnuts, I substitute pecan halves and shaved Parmesan cheese.


  1. And the name of your restraunt is????
    your meny sounds fabulous and makes me think I better get my act together and vary ours a little lol.

  2. Well, I forgot to put the steaks down to thaw so Mr. A and I had jalapeño poppers for dinner. They were good, but certainly not very healthy.

  3. Mmmm jalapeno poppers ... I haven't enjoyed any of those in over a year!


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