From this week's menu, you'll quickly be able to tell that I've been reading an old friend. One of my Rick Bayless cookbooks, Mexican Everyday. Such good stuff! This cookbook is billed as his "quick and easy" cookbook. Like all Rick Bayless recipes, they are long and wordy, though, so sometimes I laugh at the quick and easy part. They are all delicious, though.
I also found a 10 pound bag of potatoes on sale for $2.50, so they'll show up several times. Oh, yes, and who could forget 5 heads of lettuce for $1 at my favorite international market?? So, a good bit of salad. And, as a final glimpse into my menu planning, we're having pinto beans. Why? 'Cause someone at the fair had a booth with pinto bean plates. And they looked and smelled so good. But 5 bucks for pinto beans?? I just couldn't do it. So, they're showing up this week.
Friday: nachos with the last of the lentil/rice mixture
Saturday: homemade pizza, apple crisp with ice cream
Sunday: eggs, toast, grits, bacon (big breakfast), tortas with ham and roasted chicken (supper)
Monday: Mexican seafood soup, corn tortillas
Tuesday: chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad
Wednesday: pinto beans, cornbread, baked apples
Thursday: spinach and mushroom enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, refried beans
As always, check out orgjunkie's enormous Menu Plan Monday for lots of inspiration and ideas!