Monday, March 9, 2009

A Slightly More Organized Menu-Monday

Monday again. Crazy weekend. Our new carpet has been the death of me. I want so badly to keep it clean and the kids, well Spanky, do not. Since we got the carpet, Spanky has dumped 3 cups of water, sprayed an entire can of spray starch all over it, dumped a mug of coffee on it, and (the piece de resistance!) took off a poopy diaper and threw it contents all over the room. Joy.

Well enough of that venting. Here's this week's menu (with links to the recipes!)

Monday: Tender and Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes (note: this does include fresh tomatoes which are pretty bland right now--I don't usually cook tomatoes now but my kids love this dish and the cherry tomatoes looked pretty good. The potatoes in the recipe are mentioned as optional but feel they are a must!)

Tuesday: Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops with Baby Bok Choy (easy--wrap bacon around sea scallops, season with s&p, saute in olive oil over med high (approx 2 minutes per side--slight brown color), remove and saute baby bok choy in the *blush* bacon grease.

Wednesday: Rigatoni with Eggplant, Sweet Tomatoes and Buffalo Mozzarella (soft buffalo mozzarella is a must for this one)

Thursday: Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup and Salad with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (simple meal as it is a GNO for me ;) The soup is from left-overs and just needs to be reheated)

Friday: Poached Salmon with Sauteed Kale (saute kale with sliced garlic in olive oil)

Saturday: Date night--kids get a pizza (woo-hoo)

Sunday: Turkey Meatloaf with Red Pepper Sauce and Cheesey broccoli (Cook broccoli over stove and add grated cheese to complete this total comfort meal!)

And that is this week. If you'd like any tips on any of these recipes (or a substitution suggestion), feel free to email me.


mah-meeee said...

i think i'm going to try the turkey meat loaf for sure. but do you know another sauce that might go well with it? pepper of any kind spicy or not doesn't go well with my kiddos...

Brian and Staci said...

Once again.....mmmmmm :) I must give the rigatoni with eggplant a try!!!! Sorry about the woes with the new carpet :(

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

AGain, very good and very adventurous. I think my week is going to include Hamburger helper and tacos and YES AGAIN broiled boneless skinless chicken breast. Maybe baked chicken because chicken leg quarters are on sale at Albertsons for 49 cents per pound.

And, could you do that bacon recipe with turkey bacon? My hubs eats the turkey kind. I know, tho, probably not much grease. BUT you could always add a little olive or canola oil.

dani said...

you, miss lisa, are such the gourmet!!! everything sounds really good... and healthy:b
will all your kids eat what you prepare (katherine was such a picky eater when she was a little girl.)???
i prepare the scallops occasionally in the broiler (i mix soy sauce, brown sugar, chives, pressed garlic, and a little canola and sprinkle it while they cook;).
off to your other subject... it sounds like your poor new carpet is taking a beating!!! i hope it is not white (i made that mistake "ONCE") and very stain resistant:/
dani xx

photomama said...

I love the sauteed kale and garlic, so yummy.

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Yum - I need to not read your menu posts at lunchtime anymore! I'm now hungry.
I just saved your Monday meal - sounds perfect for my family. Thanks for sharing.

EatPlayLove said...

I'm so glad you're doing this! Selfishly glad.