Thursday, February 10, 2011

Coming together.

The dinner is coming together!  I can't believe how fast this week is flying by!
I felt like a champion when I realized that both bacon and pork tenderloin was on sale for my main dish!
We have been throwing out our ideas via FB, and we are going to do a full 7 course meal.  I don't think I have ever technically had 7 courses in one night!

Le Menu
1. asparagus & prosciutto appetizer
2. soup
3. salad
4. butternut squash ravioli with sage
5. pork tenderloin with port reduction
6. chocolate cake with ganache
7. cheese platter

with a sorbet palette cleanser between all courses.  

No men tonight, they get to see us every other night of the year! ;)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Meal planning.

Meal planning:

One of my resolutions, maybe last year's, is to plan my meals out a little better.  I am definitely a sale shopper and I love to "stock up" on certain things so that I am always prepared, but would like to take that one step further.  I often anxiously await the sale flyers( online and paper) to see what is the best price and then let my mind wander with what I can make with them when I get home.  I let very few things go to waste, but if I play my cards right, I think I can eat like a Queen and have the peace of mind, too.

This weeks meal plan looks like this:
Lunches: Make some split peas soup, bagels,

Monday: Mexican tortilla bake, (freezable)
Tuesday:  Cranberry chicken with mashed potatoes, peas.
Wednesday: leftover Cranberry chicken. (prep some no-knead bread for tomorrow)
Thursday: Beef Bourgignon & bread (from the freezer) Friend is visiting and then off that evening.
Friday: DINNER EXCHANGE TODAY!  Mu Shu Pork and mandarin pancakes. (New recipe)
Saturday: Make Mango curry chicken for a potluck that night, frozen pizza for everyone else.
Sunday: Salmon patties & garlic mayonnaise, use bread dough for buns, salad.

That's one week, I am inspired to plan a few more!