Soooooo, after committing to post a menu for the week on each and every Monday, I’m already slacking. However, I was thinking about it and while I do still plan on posting my menu, I’m posting last week’s menu. That way I can give you all my very important and useful reviews of the recipes.
Last week we were out of town for a portion of the week and I didn’t actually cook the entire week. Here are the meals I did cook. I planned on cooking 6 nights and spent a total of $89 at the grocery store for the recipes. Although $89 is probably the least amount I have spent in a long time for a week’s worth of groceries, I was a bit lazy with a couple of items and I could have gotten it under $80 if I would have gone to Target. I bought Cream of Tarter to make playdough at home which cost me $4.99 and I bought my shampoo at the store too because we literally had zero shampoo left. I buy cheap shampoo anyway, but it cost me about $4.00 more than I usually spend. (I use Suave.)
Enough of my gibberish about shampoo – let’s get to the menu! Please try and contain your excitement.
Monday: We ate some delicious Thai food on our way home from the airport.
Tuesday: Spaghetti – No big secret to this. Just ground turkey, store bought sauce and whole wheat noodles. This is really the only pasta dish where I like the whole wheat noodles.
Wednesday: Connie’s Zucchini Patties – This recipe claimed that these were just like eating crab cakes without the crab. Uh, I’ll be the judge of that, Connie. I doubled the recipe which used about 8 zucchini and I shredded them with a really fine shredder. I don’t know if I can say these were just like eating crab cakes, but they did not suck! They were really good. The kids liked them too.
Thursday: French Dip – This is just delicious. You don’t even need to make sandwiches, you could just eat the roast, but I enjoy a nice French Dip. I added a cut up onion and another can of broth to make some extra sauce. You likka the sauce? The sauce is good! I give you more sauce.
Friday: Chili – It’s Ryan’s recipe and it’s undocumented. One secret is cutting up some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. DO NOT USE THE WHOLE CAN. I REPEAT, DO NOT CUT UP THE WHOLE CAN. It will be a double burner, if you know what I mean.
Saturday: Open Face Sandwiches – I used the left over roast, made some mashed potatoes and gravy and put it all on good old fashioned white bread.
Sunday: We made a chicken run to El Pollo Loco.