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Menu, Week of 12/1

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We had an eventful weekend. My daughter had a car accident, and the important thing is that no one was hurt. On the other hand, the minivan was pretty damaged, and it is old enough to not be worth repairing–the thing is only worth about $1000, and I would be shocked if we could get it repaired for twice that. Luckily, my brother sells cars and he found the perfect replacement vehicle for us It is another Ford Windstar, 3 years newer than the old one, and it didn’t cost very much!

Isn't it pretty? The power doors and the heater work! The back windshield wiper works! Hmm, maybe I needed a new van anyway....

Isn’t it pretty? The power doors and the heater work! The back windshield wiper works! Hmm, maybe I needed a new van anyway….

Now we are ready for a nice uneventful week (hopefully!), and we are not looking to spend any money for a while. We stocked up at Costco right before this started, so we should be in good shape. We are getting back to eating at the dinner table every night–we used to be so good about that, but lately we are struggling a bit. It does make the evenings go better, and limits the amount of TV we watch, though, so I am keeping at it.

Sunday: Salmon burgers, leftover veggies

Monday: Chicken Thigh Supper, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans and bacon

Tuesday: Thanksgiving leftovers

Wednesday: Salmon casserole with green beans and cauliflower, noodles for the kids, sauteed spinach

Thursday: Hamburgers, buttered broccoli, sauteed mushrooms

Friday: Bacon and mushroom omelette, salad

Saturday: Appetizers at a trivia night–I am thinking avocado bacon devilled eggs and maybe a Spanish frittata with carmelized onions and some kind of tomato-red pepper sauce

As always, you can find a lot more ideas on orgjunkie.com.

Menu, Week of 9/15

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Last week, I hit the beginning of school wall. I thought I was doing pretty well, even with my daughter’s cheerleading injury thrown into the mix, but then a pipe burst in my kitchen sink and I ran out of energy. I did cook dinner most nights, and we got the necessities down, but no menu planning, no blog posting, and not as much Parents’ Club organizing as I would have liked.

Cute story: Saturday night, I wasn’t feeling the cooking, but I wasn’t feeling the spending money either (did I mention I had to call a plumber? so expensive!), so I just made Italian sausages. I asked the boy how that sounded and he told me he didn’t want that. Why?

“Because that’s what we have when you are in a hurry, and I like the food you cook when you really cook.”

Aww! Makes a mother and chief dinner maker proud! We ate the easy sausages Saturday, but I promised I would cook real food on Sunday, which I did. And, that was a huge success, too! I made the dish a bit less spicy than the recipe called for, but still kinda spicy, and my daughter still liked it! In fact, she has recently started to enjoy most things that I make, even if they have a sauce! (I know, that is a lot of exclamation points, but I cannot overemphasize how exciting this is! She is a plain food lover of long standing, and I hate plain foods, as a general rule.)

Sunday: Pork with Paprika, Mushrooms and Sour Cream, gnocchi for the kids

Monday: Chili, whole wheat pasta for kids

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: Crackslaw

Thursday: Baked Chicken Thighs with garlic and lemon, sauteed zucchini

Friday: leftovers

Saturday: hot wings, salad

I should also add that I made this menu on Sunday, but didn’t get it posted. I thought about skipping it again and being on time next week, but I need to dive back in or I will never have any menus posted again, I am sure. Okay, that is a bit melodramatic, but the general point is true–I need to get on this now, not keep procrastinating, ;).

As always, many more menu ideas can be found at orgjunkie.com