The Weekly Dinner Menu: 4/26/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry.

I’m wishing it was still last Sunday, walking around the lake. Living. Unfortunately, it’s not, and there’s lots to do this week, so I best get started. Do you have any fun or exciting plans for this last week in April?

Monday – Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin

Tuesday – Asparagus, Spinach, and Feta Cheese Frittata

Wednesday – Crockpot Chicken and Red Quinoa

Thursday – Black Pepper Beef Stir-fry

Friday – Eggs Florentine with Hollandaise

The Preparation Shortcuts:

1. Buy a whole beef tenderloin rather than individual steaks. The price per pound is much cheaper. Ole even shows you how to butcher it.
2. Use the scrap pieces of tenderloin and save them for Thursday’s stir fry.
3. Use any leftover vegetables from the week in the stir fry. This way you aren’t wasting any.
4. Leftover egg yolks from the frittata become the hollandaise for Friday’s meal.

The Shopping List:

1 whole beef tenderloin
2 chicken breasts
6 large carrots
1 bunch asparagus
2 green or spring onions
2 onions
1 shallot
1 bell pepper
1 pound baby spinach
8 ounces artichoke hearts
1 cup red quinoa
1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/4 cup feta

Pantry Items:
olive oil
sesame oil
oyster sauce
soy sauce
chicken stock
white wine
salt and pepper
garlic cloves

Last week from Food for My Family:

Glazed Blood Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins
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  1. YUM! That bacon wrapped beef tenderloin sounds delish!! 😀

    Have a great Monday!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday – April 26 – May 2nd =-.

  2. That tenderloin, sound sooo good!

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