I’m really glad we started participating in the Menu Plan Monday blog party last week. For the first time in a while, we cooked almost all week. We did a pretty good job of sticking to the schedule, and if we keep this up, we may actually start to put a real dent in our pantry and freezer stores. So we’ve been doing a pretty good mix of old favorites and new recipes – on average, we tried 3 or 4 new recipes last week, and most of them were good enough that we’ll make them again, especially the Elotes Bake – we’re already planning on making it again this week along with Tamale Pie. Each one of the recipes below should be linked to either our blog post when we made it, or the original blog source of a recipe we’d like to try. This week, with the shift downward in temperature, we’ve been craving warm spices and hearty, stick to your bones meat and potatoes type of fare. Be sure to check out what others are making this week. Here’s what we have planned.
Monday: Avocado Melt, Chips
Tuesday: Meatball and Italian Sausage Grinders, Garden Salad
Thursday: Apple Sausage with Sauerkraut, Sauteed Pierogies and Onions
Friday: Chicken Meatloaf (from North Market Poultry and Game), Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Saturday: Sugo di Carne with Pasta
Sunday: Chicken Divine (original recipe, which I’ve recently adapted and need to rephotograph – I’ve blogged about it previously when using leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make a Turkey Divine)
Dessert to Try: Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars
So what dishes do the rest of you have planned for this week?