Monday, November 29, 2010

What's Cookin' This Week - 11/29 - 12/5

Time to move back into normal life for awhile - our Thanksgiving visit over, and it's a few weeks away Christmas.  Money is tight enough to pinch like new shoes, so again, my menu plan has to use as much as possible what's in the pantry.  The bit of grocery budget I had for this week all had to go to household items - dish detergent, freezer bags and the like. 

The weather's turned as well - regularly starting the morning with frosty ground and breezy below-freezing temperatures.  It's still moderate in the afternoon but chilly enough that cold weather meals are in order.

This week I have my granddaughter Hailey twice during dinner (babysitting) - so I tried to keep that into account as well, not preparing anything that requires intensive time in the kitchen on her days.  As a toddler, she needs to be attended to constantly.

Monday November 29 (Babysitting)
Early in day: prepare bread dough for the week.

Breaded Chicken Cutlets

Homemade Rolls

Tuesday November 30 (Meatless)
Spinach and Feta Pie with Filo Crust (from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman)
Greek Style Potatoes

(did not make this - daughter came over and brought Chipotle Chicken Burritos, so I didn't cook.  Will add this back into next week's menu)

Wednesday December 1 (Fend for Selves)

Thursday December 2 (Babysitting) (Slow Cooker)
Crockpot Chicken Dinner
Homemade Rolls

(flaked on getting this into the slow cooker - wound up just making Chicken and gravy with stuffing along with the rolls and salad)

Friday December 3
Curry Beef and Rice
Steamed Broccoli
Homemade Flatbread

(didn't make the samosas - will do those next week)

Saturday December 4 (LEFTOVERS)
 Leftovers for Dinner

Sunday December 5 (Soup, Salad or Sandwich)
Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Dessert:  Riccota Crepes with Cherries
Shared with Menu Plan Monday

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