Sunday, November 25, 2007


I'm feeling fairly uninspired this week and I'm definitely exhausted from all of our celebrations over the past weekend (4 in 3 days). I'm making myself menu plan tonight because I know I'll regret it if I don't!

We ended up not eating the Apple Ham Bake - we had brunch with my sister and brother-in-law instead which was great! So, I'm adding that back in for this week. We have an abundance of sweet potatoes from my in-laws so I'm planning a number of recipes that include them over the next few weeks! :)

Monday - Sweet Potato Lentil Stew (crockpot), Biscuits
Tuesday - Irish Colcannon (this is from a couple of weeks ago), Salad, Bread
Wednesday - Apple Ham Bake, Peas
Thursday - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad, Fruit
Friday - Pizza, Apple Slices, Chips
Saturday (Tree Trimming Party) - Crackers & Cheese, BBQ Cocktail Sausages, Veggies & Dip, Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Punch, and probably a few other snacky things
Sunday - Peach Stuffed French Toast, Bacon

Most of the main dishes this week are new recipes (okay, so I guess since I'm not feeling inspired, I must be feeling adventerous :)). Monday and Tuesday are vegetarian dishes. I'll be making my own spaghetti sauce - recipe is from my good friend Micah! What are you having this week? Feel free to check out my recipe blog - I hope to add some holiday recipes this week. For more menu plans check out I'm an Organizing Junkie. Have a wonderful week!


Rona's Home Page said...

You have some terrific recipes, selected for this week's menu plan.
Do you make your biscuits from scratch?

Natalie said...

We're having pizza this week too. I was also feeling uninspired tonight. Oh well...just trying to work with what we have this week. Have a good one!

Monica said...

Question about the Sweet Potato Lentil Stew- is it soupy/liquidy when it is done or is it more like a potato type thicker soup? Looks good to me and I'd like to try it.

A few people have called me or commented to me today about your recipes. I reassured them that all the ones I have made have been delicious.

Alaina said...

Monica, It's pretty thick - definitely not really soupy by the end of cooking. I'm going to change a few more things - 1 - 1 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. ginger, and 1-2 tsp. salt. I also topped it with shredded monterey jack cheese. It was good - Andrew loved it, I really liked it, the boys ate it. :)

Thanks for the vote of confidence on the recipes! I really do love cooking and finding the right recipes (or developing my own) is so fun - it's even more rewarding that other people are enjoying them!

Mob said...

Just have to tell you - I love your blog.