The Monday Menu: April 27, 2009

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Weather affected my gardening plans, and my herb garden is now sitting in pieces in the garage. It is sad and raining outside for the second weekend in a row. The long and short of it is that it’s not going to happen until sometime this week, but it’s going to happen. I bought a […]

The Monday Menu: April 20, 2009

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Ole’s gone this week until Thursday at a conference for work, so I’ll be utilizing a few make-ahead meals that I’ve been stockpiling. Our local supermarket also has a great deal on grillables (read: steak, steak and more steak in the form of a whole beef tenderloin). So, right before he comes back, I’ll be […]

The Monday Menu: April 12, 2009

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Easter’s over, and I’m still full. Hopefully some of the sugar wears off my kids by morning. We’re going to use our Easter spoils in two of our meals. Our freezer emptying from last week led to Ole smoking a brisket this weekend. We also had a holdover from last week. Costco was out of […]

The Monday Menu: April 6, 2009

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We’re back from our North Shore of Lake Superior adventure. Bags are being unpacked, clothes washed, snowboards and snow pants are being stored until next winter. We haven’t had much time to plan, but we did come up with a menu focused on clearing out the freezer. We’ll be making our weekly trip to the […]

The Art of Menu Planning

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In my opinion, planning a menu and finding a system that works for you is an entirely personal function. What works for one family or one individual may be entirely different from what works for another individual in the same type of situation. Personality types, budget, seasonal foods, work and play schedules, grocery shopping trips […]

The Monday Menu: March 30, 2009

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Spring is here! See the flower? Too bad there is snow in the forecast for this week. Fluffy white snow…flowers…spring is dead. In honor of the winter-like weather, I’m making a Thanksgiving dinner to say goodbye to March. Comfort food to help me get through the snow predicted for Tuesday. Monday: California grilled chicken sandwiches […]

The Monday Menu: March 23, 2009

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Here’s a look at our dinner menu for the week: Monday: Broiled cod with white cream sauce, roasted potatoes and peppers, Parmesan olive chop bread, organic spring mix side salad Tuesday: Bacon-wrapped tenderloin, cheesy rice, broccoli Wednesday: Soup swap Thursday: Chili dogs, coleslaw, cornbread, pears (Ole was hit by spring fever this weekend when our […]