Monday, October 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - a failure and a few successes


I'm excited to do some real cooking this week but I've been feeling run down the last two days. Frustrating! My brain is active but my body is tired. We'll see what I can accomplish.

Breakfast – Waffles with homemade Strawberry spread
Lunch – Quesadillas
Dinner – Mac & cheese (Newstart, pg. 107)
*Make pumpkin pie! (Newstart, pg. 57)*

Breakfast – Smoothies – banana/strawberry
Lunch – Subs
Dinner – Better Burgers (Newstart, pg. 114); mashed potatoes; brown gravy (pg. 86)

Breakfast – Cereal and raspberry muffins
Lunch – Grilled avocado sandwiches
Dinner – Pasta with the yummy, yummy sauce; garlic bread; vegetable or salad

Breakfast – Smoothies – banana/raspberry
Lunch – Subs
*Make beans for dinner, pg. 118*
Dinner – Haystacks (Newstart, pg. 119)

Breakfast – Cereal; toast; apple or orange
Lunch – Leftovers
Dinner – Pasta with the yummy, yummy sauce; garlic bread; vegetable or salad

Breakfast – Smoothies – banana/strawberry
Lunch – Subs
Dinner – Homemade ramen
*make Zucchini Spinach Lasagna for Sabbath, (Newstart, pg. 128)*

Breakfast – Smoothies
Lunch – Zucchini Spinach Lasagna
Dinner – Pizza!

Last week's successes:

Yummy Pad Thai

Hubby - "You said put the salsa and chips on the salad, right?"

Sexi Mexi Salad

My Sunday bummer:
Pumpkin pie

It looked really good. It smelled good while baking. But it tasted nasty. The entire thing was tossed out. It was a new recipe, one that used dates to sweeten the pie instead of brown sugar. It also had different spices than I'm used to (cardamom?). It was just an big failure.

Oh well! I still have these beauties to cook up.


Anonymous said...

Your menu looks tasty! Especially the raspberry muffins ♥ I have this love for muffins and cake of any kind:)

I need to post my pumpkin pie recipe. It is the best one I have ever had. Even my non-vegetarian relatives LOVE it. I thought I had posted it last fall, but I couldn't find it. It uses cashews and still has sugar in it, but you could use agave and it works just fine. The date/pumpkin combo isn't too tasty to me either. I don't know why all healthy pumpkin pie recipes call for dates!

Happy cooking and hope you get your energy back!


Cherie said...

We're having haystacks this week too. This time I'm trying my sweet and sour sauce on them.
I actually like cardamom in baking, but I will admit I've never tried it in pumpkin.