Vacation recovery

Coming back from being away is always a little bit of a challenge.  In my case it is compounded by coming down with a terrible cold while we were away.  We got back Friday and ordered carryout Indian food.  Last night we went out with friends.  I’m still tired so we’re keeping it simple this week (while incorporating a little bit of variety) as follows:

Sunday

Leftover Indian food (we ordered chicken tikka masala, palak paneer and lamb shahi korma and they brought loads)

Monday

Asparagus and smoked salmon salad (inspired by a recipe I found in a salad cookbook)

Tuesday

Eggplant lasagna from the freezer

Wednesday

Chicken Francaise pizza

Thursday

Chili from the freezer

Will share the recipes for Monday and Wednesday later in the week – eggplant lasagna and chili are already on blog.

 

 

Menu plan for week of 1/8

Here is the menu plan for the week:

Sunday

Mushroom soup and salad (Because it is 22 degrees and soup for dinner seemed like a good idea!)

Monday

Fish tacos (Because tilapia is on sale at Graul’s)

Tuesday

Grilled Thai pork and rice (Because pork tenderloins are also on sale)

Wednesday

Chicken Tikka Masala (Because when we cleaned out the pantry I found a jar of Tikka Masala)

Thursday

Oysters sautéed with Smithfield ham (Because we have leftover Smithfield ham from Christmas)

New Year’s Resolutions and menu plan for week of 1/1

Happy New Year to all!  I have been absent from blog for a bit now as I have been busy with work and holidays.  One of my resolutions is to get back to maintaining blog.  I hope to incorporate some new recipes in addition to some old favorites.  We cleaned out our pantry over the holiday weekend so some of my choices are inspired by a desire to use up some things I found lurking in the cabinets.  I’m also going to try to use up some of what is in our freezer.  Here is the menu plan for the week:

Sunday – New Year’s Day

Crab Sardou from Galatoire’s cookbook

Monday

Pad Thai with shrimp (because I have several containers of tamarind concentrate)

Tuesday

Flank steak with grilled asparagus (because I have several packages of our favorite meat marinade)

Wednesday

Seared tuna with Asian slaw (inspired by a new cookbook and of course, a desire to have some healthy meals)

Thursday

Mexican chicken soup (from the freezer)

 

Menu plan for week of 11/13

Here is the menu plan for the week:

Sunday

Smoked salmon flatbreads and zucchini/leek frittata – because I wanted to make some things inspired by Cooking for Jeffrey – Ina Garten’s new book

Monday

Tarragon shrimp salad sandwiches – because we need something we can eat on the sidelines at Samantha’s soccer game

Tuesday

Eggplant lasagna – because we had this at my sister’s house and it is so delicious that I’ve been itching to make it

Wednesday

Crab soup from the freezer – because it’s a busy evening and it’s there in the freezer

Thursday

Zucchini “noodles” with pesto – because they are selling spiralized zucchini and squash at Graul’s and we tasted the squash and they mentioned that they had been demoing zucchini with pesto and I have pesto in the freezer

Menu plan for week of 10/9

I did a lot of cooking in the last few days getting ready of the party.  I want to reap the benefits of the leftovers so we’re going to get creative with the leftovers.

Sunday

Random salad (we’re going to top greens with leftover tuna, leftover veggies, maybe even some scallops – sort of like a Cobb salad in my vision but different)

Monday

Bang bang chicken Quesadillas

Tuesday

Steak sandwiches

Wednesday

Shrimp and pesto pizza

Thursday

Crab cakes and broccoli

Menu plan for week of 2/28

Here is the menu plan for this week:

Sunday

Cheese fondue and salad with grilled salmon (because we got a fondue pot and if we’re having cheese fondue as an appetizer we need a light dinner!)

Monday

Roasted chicken with kale, apples and leeks (because organic whole chickens are on sale at Graul’s and I love this meal)

Tuesday

Trout almondine and broccoli (because trout is also on sale at Graul’s this week)

Wednesday

Pasta with sauce (because they were sampling a delicious new jarred pasta sauce and I bought some)

Thursday

From the freezer (because we have so many delicious things in the freezer and I’m trying to be better about using them – our freezer has seafood potpies, chicken chili, Mexican chicken soup, jambalaya and more!)

Menu plan for week of 12/13

As I focus on baking and getting ready for Christmas, I kept the meals simple for this week:

Sunday

Grilled lamb chops, rosemary roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach

Monday

Sauerkraut and sausages

Tuesday

Shrimp and arugula flat breads

Wednesday

Mango pork with broccoli

Thursday

Keith’s company Christmas party