Monday, April 7, 2008

MPM---The Leftovers Edition

Here we are at the start of another week. Last week went pretty well; I forget how easy and what a big hit a roast turkey breast is with the family. Everything else went ok's what's coming up now...

Monday: Leftovers. Barefoot Contessa's brisket (sorry, Ina, this one just isn't a winner here. Shocking, really. There's a cranberry brisket recipe I really need to find, so alas, as easy as this one is, this is probably the last time we'll be making this recipe) and the best crockpot pork roast ever; sweet potatoes; spaghetti and meatballs.

Tuesday: New chicken recipe from Bon Appetit (thanks Country Mouse/City Mouse!)--roasted breasts with chickpeas. Broccoli. Quinoa pilaf.

Wednesday: Sloppy joes, baked potatoes, asparagus.

Thursday: Indian-spiced crockpot chicken from Don't Eat Baby, red lentils and asparagus from the "Delicious Living" magazine that is always free at two of my shopping places. Probably leftover sloppy joes and rice for my kids, but I can try.

Friday: Probably back to our usual pizza.

Weekend: we'll see. Leftovers, or maybe we'll get insanely lucky again. Last weekend, on Saturday night as I was trying desperately to summon the will to get off the couch to figure out what was for dinner, one of my sisters-in-law called, asking us to please please please come to dinner and bring containers. Ok then. We roused the boys, drove on out, and found she had invited all the other sibs and kids as well (so that was three adults and three teenage boys) plus a friend and her parents and a friend, her boyfriend, and his three kids, ages 10, 6, and 4. What was the occasion? She and her husband had hosted his family, plus her parents and one aunt & uncle for a lunch/dinner at 1pm. When everyone (~20) left, she found herself with a huge pot of meatballs in gravy (that's red sauce, if you aren't from around here and Italian), two lettuce salads, one with antipasti in it, macaroni salad, hot sausage and peppers, sweet sausage and peppers, two trays of deviled eggs, three trays of chicken (one lemon, two piccata), other stuff I can't think of right now...and, oh, yeah, dessert. Pistachio pudding whip straight outta my childhood, Italian Rum Cake (also straight outta my childhood), cookies cookies cookies, chocolates, and other stuff I couldn't absorb. AND we all left with goody bags. AND so did everyone who was at the first party. What a blessing. All I had to do was boil water last night and poof! Dinner for four. Hence all my own leftovers from last week for this week.

Wanna play? Go visit the Organizing Junkie (she's getting busy over there on Mondays!).


Domestic Goddess said...

Dang. That sounds like a nice dinner! What a nice surprise!

Mommychicky said...

Enjoy the chicken... I'll do the meme tomorrow...