Monday, December 17, 2007

Menu Planning Monday--Have a Holly Jolly Edition

Ho Ho Ho! Merry holidays, everyone. My week fell apart dinnerwise last week and I can't even tell you what we ate anymore. This week doesn't have much promise either. But I can tell you this: if you ever get invited to dine chez Lemonade & Kidneys, by all means, GO. While neither lemonade nor kidneys were on the menu, everything we had there, from the avocado creme to the savory-sweet meatballs, was divine. And the company was fantastic. Many thanks, friend!

So, this week. Can't hold a candle to yesterday, but what are you going to do? My pantry is so bulging this week, I'm only purchasing perishables and hopefully few of those. If all goes well, here's the week:

Monday: Dinner By Design pork chops in parmesan, or something like that. Carrots, probably roasted, on the side. Salad, if I buy some today. Otherwise, my favorite frozen creamed spinach.

Tuesday: I have a holiday party. The boys are on their own. Which I'm sure means spaghetti and meatballs for them.

Wednesday: Remember that hot chicken salad? Yeah, never quite made the chicken last week, so it appears again here.

Thursday: Crock pot pork roast, mashed potatoes, something green.

Friday: The lemon gnocchi mentioned at Don't Eat Baby a few weeks ago.

Oh, and somewhere (Saturday?) will be the chicken schnitzel from Don't Eat Baby. I'm wondering why I wandered so far from Rachael Ray. I think she's oversaturated so I'm avoiding her (though I will fiercely defend her choice to make hay while her sun shines in this moment! Rock on, sister friend, and ride this pony as long as you can) but I forget, she really does make some of the best quick, complete dinners out there.

Enough of that. Here we are at Dec. 17 and all we have up at our house is a lame little string of LED lights on our puny azaleas. I have to get going so the boys don't think that Christmas decorations happen to other people only! Oh, and plug in the slow cooker so my chicken actually happens this week. Merry everything, everyone!


Anjali said...

That lemon gnocchi sounds wonderful. Hope to try it myself in the next couple of weeks!

Mommychicky said...

Hot dogs/sausage and noodles are always an option. I hope you get to eat the gnocchi, it was so tasty!

Rachel said...

Are you kidding me? Where you at Ruth and Michael's yesterday?!!! I was there from 2:15-2:30 and then again from 6:00-6:30. Isn't there food incredible?! How do you know them and how did I miss making the connection you know them? Wow - small world!

Domestic Goddess said...

Is spaghetti the universal "When Mommy's not home" meal? Except in our house, it's tortellini.

KELLY said...

and stay tuned for all that january will entail as the babysitter is back (temporarily) and dying to get into a *real* kitchen!!