Monday, February 28, 2011

What's Cookin' This Week: 2/28 - 3/6

Woo! It has been a busy weekend - all sorts of things going on, and today Deanna and I got into sorting our books into the 'keep' pile, the 'sell' pile, the 'give to other family member' pile, as well as the 'mom will hold these for Deanna for a couple years' pile...oi.  Now the living room is full of little piles of books, and boxes of books I need to draft someone stronger than me to carry downstairs.

Meanwhile, my new-style menu planning from last week worked like a charm!  Turns out I cooked four times, as predicted, and ended the week with no leftovers - it also happened to be a very successful week in the sense that all four menus were greeted with enthusiasm!

So I'm keeping with the four meals, and no set dates for when they'll occur.  Here is the plan:

Fresh Fruit Cocktail

Ground Turkey Gorditas
Refried Black Beans
Mexican Rice


Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup 
(from Simple Slow Cooker Recipes)
Citrus and Spinach Salad


Spaghetti and Meatballs
Garlic Toast (using leftover hot dog buns)
*Deanna will likely make a meatball sub out of hers


DESSERT (once this week):
(made from a can of biscuits)


  1. I'm into doing the same thing this week. Books, books everywhere. I am a book aholic so it is very hard to let them go but it's a must do. Your menu sounds really good...may have to use your brain power instead of mine. tee hee. Have super fantastick week. The Olde Bagg, Linda

  2. If I thought there were any rational way to just build on an extra room to Michael's house to stow all the books, I'd do that - this is like self amputation! lol