Monday, October 5, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

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!

1 comment:

tammy said...

I love Rick Bayless and just can't imagine his recipes as easy. ;) Yummy menu this week. I have mine up, too.