In the last post, I shared my family's menu for this week. You can tell that sometimes I get a little over-eager when I plan a menu. I also had a little flexibility built into the plan, just in case.
Here's what I really made, so far.
- Salmon with pineapple glaze. Check. Nora and Alex didn't like it.
- Homemade Mac and Cheese. Awesome, but pepperjack cheese dominated. Alex didn't like it.
- Fennel, Apple and Spinach Salad. One of the best salads I've ever made, I think. A little left over for Sun. More spinach, apple and fennel if a new batch is needed later in the week.
- Steamed fresh green beans. Check. Don't know why I put carrots on the original plan. I bought beans.
- Not many people were able to make it over for the late night football game, so vodka tomatos and tortilla pizza were dropped. But, I did make a big batch of my nutty dried fruit granola to use for breakfasts for a couple weeks.
- Homemade French Onion Dip. Check. Too bad the Hawkeyes weren't as good.
|Salmon Marinating in Pineapple-soy|
- Another batch of mac and cheese, no pepper jack. Check.
- Steaks. Check.
- Burgers added to menu. Three burgers added to make Alex happy, since he didn't like much of last night's dinner. He also ate steak. Growing boy.
- Grilled asparagus. Excellent. Leftover green beans, leftover salad.
- Made 6 sandwiches, prepped 6 portions of fruit, made three tomato/cuke/pepper salads for school lunchs. Covers 2 days.
|Amy (age 7) wanted a picture of the plate she arranged. |
That would be grilled asparagus, homemade mac & cheese, strip steak.
She sees me take a lot of pcitures of food.
New plan for Monday - LEFTOVERS. Move Monday's pork and rice to Tuesday.
Since there's no cooking needed today, I'll prep the batch of yellow cherry tomatoes. Can you eat vodka marinated tomatoes for school lunch? I mean, for a teacher. Probably not.