I thought I would begin to share my menus for the week for a Sunday post. I normally take the weekends off from blogging to thrift and spend time with the family but a menu-plan post should be pretty quick. Are you interested in this type of thing? What would you want to see besides the basics?
Lately I only shop once a week. I plan my menus on Saturday and shop on Sunday. This has changed around to fit into our ever life over the years. I used to shop on Wednesday and other months on Friday. Because my work week is so limited I try to work rather than shop. We pick up our raw milk from a farm on Tuesdays so we don't have to go to the store twice a week. I hope to eventually move to making our own yogurt, butter and whipped cream using the milk. Which means even less dairy to buy at the store. I do pop into our fabulous local grocery store Olivers on Wednesday to pick up the sales ad but try to avoid buying anything, perhaps picking up some fruit if anything. The ads are also on-line but I'm old fashion and need to look through the ads at the table with shopping list in hand.
No matter how many new cookbooks I try, I tend to fall back on Everyday Foods. It just is so simple, so tasty and I always seem to still find a recipe that I haven't tried before. You'll find that many of my menus includes recipes from this book. If you have a similar book to recommend, I'd love to hear your suggestion.
Monday: Bean & Cheese Wraps using these better-than-wheat Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas. We place on the table; rice (from the rice cooker) , freshly grated cheese, beans and then whatever we find in the refrigerator. This is a great way to eat up leftovers. We serve the tortillas warm.
Wednesday: Easy Spaghetti Carbonara (check back Wednesday for recipe) & bean salad.
Thursday: Chicken Caesar Salad - pg 119 Everyday Food Cookbook
Friday: Golden Spice Rice with Chickpeas - pg 142 Feeding Your Whole Family by Cynthia Lair.
Saturday: Roast Chicken with Artichokes - pg 162 -March 2010 Martha Stewart living Magazine -accompanied with with Steamed Broccoli.
Off to do my grocery shopping and enjoy Valentine's Day with my family.