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- Cheese enchiladas
- Spanish rice
- homemade guacamole, salsa and chips
There was a nice, large eggplant in my last organic produce co-op box so eggplant parmigiana will be on the menu this week. I slice the eggplant, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and bake on a cookie sheet until lightly brown. I then layer with spaghetti sauce and cheese, top with more sauce and a final topping of cheese, Parmesan and breadcrumbs, then bake until hot and bubbly.
- Eggplant parmigiana
- tossed green salad
- garlic bread
This is fast becoming a favorite meal around here. All three of us adore Chinese food but the restaurant options here in our little town are less than stellar. It’s so easy to make this meal at home that we aren’t even tempted to risk a disappointing meal out because we are craving Chinese food.
- egg drop soup
- fried rice with veggies
- homemade egg rolls
While looking through my pantry to see what needs to be used soon, I found a jar of curry sauce and two jars of mango chutney. I’ll use the curry sauce and one of the jars of chutney for Thursday’s dinner. I might try my hand at some homemade naan bread but if time is short, I have a package of pita bread in the freezer which will work just fine with this meal. In fact, that’s very likely what I’ll do as I will also be taking a lunch casserole to the campus ministry organization I am currently chairing. Time will be short that afternoon so I’ll take the easy option.
- chutney, yogurt, raisins and other toppings for the curry
- naan or pita bread
I have a couple of frozen chicken carcasses with a fair amount of meat still on them in the freezer so I will use those to make chicken and noodles. While I’ve got the flour out to make homemade noodles, I’ll go ahead and make a batch of rolls and homemade hamburger buns for our Sunday lunch.
- chicken and noodles (homemade noodles)
- whiskey glazed carrots
- homemade rolls
- grilled chicken with homemade bbq sauce
- potato salad
- green salad
- baked beans
After church we will be going over to my cousin’s house for lunch and and Easter egg hunt for the kids. Drinks and desserts will be provided and it was suggested that everyone pick up KFC for their own family. I’m not a fan of KFC, plus it’s always busy right after church. I am planning to make plenty of extra food on Saturday so I can pack a yummy homemade lunch to take over instead.
- leftover bbq chicken sandwiches on homemade buns
- leftover potato salad
- leftover beans
- fruit salad (pineapple, mandarin oranges, grapes, bananas)
Since I need to use up perishables before we leave next week, I’m also going to make something with the apples and pears I have in the refrigerator. I haven’t yet decided whether it will be a cobbler, cake, or something else. Since David and I had a couple of days of the sniffles, I used up most of the oranges for fresh-squeezed juice. I just need to figure out what to do with the kale…