Sunday, February 13, 2011

What's Cookin' This Week: 2/13 - 2/19

Well, huh!  I discovered this afternoon that my oven isn't working - at least not the regular heating coil... the broiler works fine, and the stovetop is fine, but  not the baking element.  I found out when I was attempting to cook some bacon in the oven.  I'm really glad it was that (which could still be cooked by doing it on the stove), and not the chocolate chip coffee cake I was planning to make - I'd have been crushed to have wasted the food.

It occurs to me that I'm not entirely sure when it stopped working - I haven't baked anything in over a week.  So, I'll need to get with the landlord on that. Which always intimidates and bothers me...whenever anything breaks, I get these little comments about how the house costs more than what i pay in rent to maintenance, and she really ought to just try to sell it.  To which I think - but do not say - boy, you are going to need to do a LOT more fix up than I ask for if you want to sell it... but also I am afraid of her putting us out before our intended move out this summer - and it would SUCK to need to find  place short term.

Ok ok, never mind..that was whining.

Here's my (oven-free) meal plan for the week:

Sunday, Feb 13

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches
Chopped Salad

Monday, Feb 14 (Valentine's Day)
Teriyaki Chicken with Snap Peas and Carrots

(oops - this is already changed. Daughter's boyfriend (already invited for dinner and a movie - they had their date OUT yesterday) asked me if he could cook and wants to make pancakes.  So pancakes it is!  I am only slightly concerned because I'm not sure he actually can cook, and will need to make sure everything he needs is set up for him.)

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake
(from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker)

Tuesday, Feb 15
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Hot Dogs

(oh my.... that recipe is super rich and cheesy awesomeness!)

Wednesday, Feb 16

Thursday, Feb 17

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Friday, Feb 18
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Saturday, Feb 19
(Michael's out for the weekend)
Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Pot Roast
Braised Potato, Sweet Potato and Carrot Medley

Cherry Cheese Blintzes 

(Note - this may get pushed back to Sunday, if we decide to eat out Saturday.  Trying to dine out on Sunday evening in my town is very iffy.)

Shared with Menu Plan Monday, where every post will make you hungry!


  1. I love the "idea" of doing this....but the reality is that I shoot from the hip too much to frustrate myself with absolutes. I am envious of you and others who can keep to a schedule.
    Thanks for the heads up this morning with my mis typing Danni's address....duhhhhhhhhhhh. You're sweet to bring it to my attention. Happy Valentoonie day to you....and get your landlord to fix the cooker upper (that's what Ry used to call the oven) pronto. The Olde Bagg

  2. I wish I was organized enough to not need to! I find that if I don't have a plan, it's suddenly 5:00 and I'm not in the mood to figure it out ... and we're blowing 3 days worth of groceries on junk food.