Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Monday- Ham and peapod stirfry with cilantro rice

Tuesday- Youth Group Night.  Bean soup with the ham bone in it.  Bread.  I'd do a salad, but there's only one student who would eat it, so I'm just putting out a bowl of oranges and pears instead.

Wednesday- Deconstructed cabbage rolls.  (I like the ingredients in cabbage rolls, but the actually rolling is too much fiddle for my current lifestyle.  Deconstruct your favorite cabbage roll recipe by chopping the cabbage and layering everything in a casserole dish instead of using whole leaves and filling them.)

Thursday- Thanksgiving!  I'm making buns and a salad.

Friday- If we don't bring home many leftovers, I'll make roll ups with whole wheat tortillas, finely sliced cabbage, cilantro, cream cheese, leftover turkey, and Thai Peanut Sauce.  If we do bring home a lot of leftovers, we'll just eat them as-is and I'll make another batch of bread so there's one fresh thing on the table.

Saturday- Homemade mac and cheese with sauteed mushrooms.  Sweet potatoes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Monday- Cream of broccoli soup and bread.  Cream of any vegetable soup is crazy easy with the 3-2-1 method.  3 parts broth, 2 parts vegetables, 1 part dairy.  Garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.  Cook your veggie and garlic in the broth, add your dairy, heat through, puree if you want, and finish with salt and pepper.  Cooking for one?  Use 1/2 or 1/3 cup as your "part."  Cooking for a crowd?  Use a quart as your part.  Cook it light with skim milk, probiotic with yoghurt, kid friendly with a little cheese, indulgent with half-and-half.  Or just use whatever you have in the fridge.  You're a star.

Tuesday- Youth Group Night.  Minestrone Casserole and bread.

Wednesday- Bible Study potluck.  Bread for the potluck.  Also tomato soup for the boys.

Thursday- Cinnamon Stewed Chicken, rice, salad, bread

Friday- Baked potato nachos.  (All your favorite nacho toppings over baked potato fries.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Date #5- Ball Game

Play a game of HORSE.

We had to borrow a basketball and head down to the local elementary school playground.  You might also find a basketball court at a local church or community center.  The typical rules are as follows: the leader takes a shot (from anywhere, in any style, with any additional rules he cares to add).  If he makes it, the follower tries to make the same shot.  If the follower misses, she gets one letter.  If the follower makes the shot, the leader gets the ball again and takes another shot.  If the leader misses any shot, the leader and follower switch roles. Play continues until one person has all 5 letters.  For a shorter game, play PIG.  For a longer game, play HIPPOPOTAMUS.

We're really bad at basketball.  Neither one of us could land a free throw, much less a three pointer or a hook shot.  But I did try a lay up while holding the baby.  That was good times.  We both ended up laughing quite a bit.  We probably won't go again anytime soon, but it was fun for one afternoon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Monday- Rice with leftover sauce.  (I've got leftover spicy beans, ground beef, and peppers and onions.  I'll add tomatoes.  Doesn't that name sound tasty?  )

Tuesday- Mexican Lasagna (corn tortillas, refried beans, cheese, b├ęchamel sauce, and salsa.  Layered and baked.) Salad.

Wednesday- Lemony Chickpea Stir-fry, although of course not exactly following the recipe.  Probably I'll include chicken.

Thursday- Lebanese style stuffed eggplants.  However, I will not stuff them, but rather cook everything together in a big mush.  And serve it with bread.  Yum yum.

Friday- Chicken Fajitas with homemade whole wheat tortillas.  It'll be my first try with the recipe, so wish me luck.