Those of you reading this in a feed reader will have already seen this week's meal plan. I always plan a week in advance and keep the post in draft form, but I accidentally published it way early. So no surprises for you this week. Sorry about that! Me = airhead, more often than not.
ANYway. Waaaay back at the beginning of the year, I made a resolution, and that resolution was to cook one recipe from each of my cookbooks by the end of the year. Well, here we are in the middle of August, and I've only cooked out of a handful of them. I have a loooong way to go. So the majority of the recipes on our meal plan this week -- and probably for quite a few weeks to come -- will be from the cookbooks I haven't used yet.
My only excuse is that the internet is just such a wonderful and immediate source for delicious recipes. But cookbooks, like the internet, are a treasure trove of good eating, and to me there's something very calming about sitting back and paging through one looking for recipes. I'm looking forward to trying everything on the menu this week!
(Also, be sure to check in tomorrow for three or four new posts -- including the recipe for our new favorite sandwich and some delicious cheesecake cupcakes. I got a little behind on my posting last week.)
Monday -- Soup or Salad:
Tuesday -- Pasta: Creamy bow ties with ham and vegetables
Wednesday -- Grilling: Peach-glazed BBQ pork chops, grilled asparagus, some variation of foil packet potatoes
Thursday -- Quick and Easy: Taco puffs
Friday -- Burgers and Fries: Hawaiian sliders, steak fries
Saturday -- Regional or International: Chicken gyros, Greek-style potatoes
Sunday -- Comfort Food: Roast beef sandwiches topped with gravy and oven rings, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli. (Inspired by Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives. That show always makes me so damn hungry.)
Baking: Butterscotch blondies