Monday, February 23, 2009

The Planning Stage - A 2 week Dinner menu

Every other Thursday Chatelaine & I work hard to be in the habit of planning out our dinner menu for the next two weeks. Doing this planning makes shopping the following day a lot easier, and A LOT goes into this.... scouring cookbooks, food network's websites and of course, a few "fall back" staples. Chatelaine has taken to checking out ethnic cookbooks from her school's library, so we've also been incorporating some of those recipes into our menu planning. She loves doing this, and it's a highlight for her to be able to cook these meals.

This last planning session, we took to other blogs for recipes, and we struck GOLD at J & J Dish It Out. We have seven dinners planned from what we found on their blog. Check them out!!!

Tonight's dinner we found on their blog, but originated on Rookie Cookie's blog. Her original recipe called for salmon, but Rosebud is allergic, so we subbed swordfish, and it was DELISH!!!

We are going to share our menus here and then set about to display as many of our favorites as we have time to share. Here's the current dinner menu we're working with:

Dinner Menu - Saturday (2/21/09) thru Friday (3/6/09)

  1. Grilled Steak w/mustard sauce (from J & J Dish)
  2. Tilapia and Israeli Bean Soup (school cookbook)
  3. Hoisin Marinated Swordfish (from Rookie Cookie via J & J Dish)
  4. Eggplant Parmesan, lasagna style (J & J Dish)
  5. Fettucini Alfredo (a long-time fave from a family friend)
  6. Turkey Chili
  7. Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken (J & J Dish)
  8. leftovers
  9. Pork Chops
  10. Beef Kebabs w/Peanut Dipping Sauce (J & J Dish)
  11. Twice baked potatoes
  12. Spinach White Bean & Turkey Sausage Soup (J & J Dish)
  13. Mexican on Meeting Night (J & J Dish)
  14. leftovers

It's gonna be fun working through this list!

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