09 November 2010

Food for Thought...


I come to you blog world because my brain is tired and I fear I am slowly becoming someone who cooks the same 5 or so meals on an unofficial rotating schedule. To change things up, I have been looking to the above cook book. So far, we have thoroughly enjoyed some chicken enchiladas with a cheesy white sauce and almonds, yep almonds. I'm quite sure it is as far from authentic Mexican cuisine as an enchilada can get, but still quite tasty. Chili, I more or less used the recipe as a guide and took some risks of my own. And, a corn chowder that I have no desire to make again. I froze the rest of it, Kelly's excited to chow down on it again, me not so much. I'm thinking I should have froze it in lunch size portions for him...
Anyway, does anyone have any recipes or links or ideas? I've seen on a few friend of friend blogs that people post a week of dinner menu ideas, anyone want to jump on board the recipe train. Like next Monday the 15th could be MENU MONDAY!! We could each post a list of a week of menu ideas (it can be your real dinner menu for the week, a dream menu like if I had all the time in the world this is what I would make menu, or combo), anyone up for it?
Hearty, healthy, easy, decadent, gourmet, real butter or low fat. Veggies or Beef, I am excited to see just what's cookin' in your kitchen.
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One more note, I was inspired to write this post because this evening I ended up having baked beans and chocolate chips for dinner. Don't worry a) that is not one of the rotating meals, and b) Kelly worked late and got a bite. I was going to make a whole meal, but when Kelly let me know he was working late I had only made the beans, and well I just ended up having some of those. So, please think about Menu Monday, I'm in a bit of need here :)

6 comments:

Lindsey said...

speaking of baked beans..

interesting fact: the cruise served baked beans on the breakfast buffet. Isn't that strange? The demographic was at least 80% British people...do you think thats the reason?

alsooo.... the entire week was full of awkward stair run-ins. They drive on the left, so they'd always try to go UP on the left, while I was trying to go DOWN on the right (same side). It took me a few days to catch on... uh, uh, sorry...uh, here, I'll move. lol.

Robica said...

I love your idea! I'm getting tired of making the same things and eating leftovers too. Do you like french dips? I have the most fabulous french dip recipe that was passed down to me. It's a real french dip, not a fake roast beef version. I'll try to post it this week. It's one of Rob's favorite meals I make.

Robin said...

Love your idea! Count me in to post! By the way, I have a pretty good groove going with my menu planning- I open 3 tabs on the internet- one is the Cooking Light website where my search always starts, but sometimes heads in a different direction depending on what links look tasty. =) The next tab is my email where I list out the days of the week and then plug in the link to the recipe I'm fixing that night. The 3rd tab is Amazonfresh.com, where I get my groceries, so I just plug in whatever ingredients I need and when I'm all done, I have my groceries on the way to my door the next morning, an email sent to myself with a week full of meals, and lots of new ideas! I also have a binder that I have been building so when we have a new recipe we like, I print it out and add it to the binder. My goal is to get to the point where I have 6 weeks of meals planned out and can just rotate them- seems like a 6 week plan gives plenty of variety. I'm also a fan of making 2 batches of something and having one to pop in the freezer, and the good old crock pot. =)

Nicole Lee Smith said...

Linds- you always crack me up! I can totally hear the um, sorry, excuse me... :)

Danica- I would love the recipe, Kelly and I are both huge fans of French Dip! I'll be looking for it on your blog :)

Robin- Can you please write a book, I am loving all of your organization and sahm ideas! I'm looking forward to Menu Monday!!

Kirsten Leah said...

Count me in! I need all the help I can get.

Jessica said...

I'm game too! Looking forward to some yummy new treats. (I warn you my meals are not always sophisticated, but generally pretty yummy)!