Monday, June 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Last week's menu didn't exist. As I started to feel better, I made a trip to Kroger, and I bought some basic staples. Spaghetti sauce, frozen pot-pies, and Ramen. All those things always sound good to me, and they are my fall backs when I don't feel good. Luckily, shortly after that trip, I started feeling better. Between my recent surgery and this virus, I'm ready for good, healthy normal-ness for a good long time.

This week, I'm taking dinner to a friend with a new baby on Tuesday. I planned something easy to double, so that I could make our dinner at the same time. Mike is going to be thrilled with dessert on a Tuesday. His childhood was very covered-dish impaired, so he's always excited when I pull out a Cool-whip/pudding concoction, and very often, I'm surprised by the fact that he's never had it. This eclair dessert is no exception. He might be new to it, but I know he'll love it (as will my friend Frannie). Because having a new baby is always such a crazy time, I'm also taking her a bunch of bananas and some muffins for easy snacks.

Lettuce is crazy in our garden right now, so we'll have salad with every meal, and usually for lunch, too. I have beautiful snap peas for the salads, too.

Friday: stir-fry over Ramen (bok choy, mushrooms, asparagus, snow peas)
Saturday: pot pies (lunch), nachos (late supper after the pop-up adventure)
Sunday: out (lunch), Mexican chicken salad (supper)
Monday: sausage cornbread, huge pot of greens (mustard, turnips, mallow, beet tops)
Tuesday: sloppy joes, Texas caviar over lettuce, baby roasted beets for us, chips, eclair dessert, and (for the friend) muffins
Wednesday: sausage and chicken gumbo (probably with baby chard stirred in), potato salad
Thursday: lasagna rolls, salad

This menu incorporates all of the beautiful produce I got at the farmers' market, except for a handful of tiny baby zuchinni and a head of cauliflower. The cauliflower will go into salads one night, and the leftovers, I will eat steamed for lunch with white sauce (oh, how I love thee). The zuchinni will probably end up stuffed with extra sausage cornbread tonight, and we'll eat it for lunch tomorrow.

Enjoy this beautiful week of early summer! And, for menu inspiration, check out orgjunkie's Menu Plan Monday. Always hoppin'!

1 comment:

Aisling said...

I have a friend who has had recent surgery and been hit with a nasty virus too! Poor girl has lost her voice.