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Menu Plans

Thursday finds me at the grocery store. So that means I had to menu plan. This week we have a few new things to try and I’m looking forward to them.

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The boys went with Richard to work for “Take Your Child to Work Day.” They are on their way home now, so we are going to meet up and go to Emporios for dinner. Emporios is a meatball restaraunt. We haven’t been there since the fall and it will be fun to go back.

Tomorrow I’m making fish and chips. I was watching Worst Cooks in America the other day and they made fish and chips, so I decided we needed this on our menu. I’m actually making homemade fish sticks. I found the recipe in Alton Brown’s cookbook EverdayCooks.Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

Sunday we are having pizza or stromboli, we shall see. I’m trying another pizza dough recipe. This one is Alton Brown’s (you may notice a theme here this week)Alton Brown: EveryDayCook. I need to make the dough on Saturday. I hope this dough tastes the way I expect pizza dough to taste.

Monday we are having grilled chicken and a sweet potato side dish from Alton Brown’s cookbook Alton Brown: EveryDayCook (see I told you there was a trend this week). This dish is made with sweet potatoes, quinoa, parsnips, apples and pepitas. I’m looking forward to trying this and I predict I will be enjoying the leftovers next week for lunches.

Tuesday I’m heading into the boys’ school for a teacher appreciation luncheon. I signed up to make cookies and am planning to make Amish Sugar Cookies. I have made these before and they were really good. They remind me of a snickerdoodle, but without the cinnamon. Since Tuesday is a day Richard usually works late, and I’ll be out for a good chunk of the day, we are having quesadillas for dinner.

Wednesday we are having sloppy joes. I haven’t decided which version to make. I have a yummy version that tastes like Philly cheese steak, a more traditional version and what we call Sloppy Richard’s because it’s the version he grew up with. I may go search the web to find a new version… we shall see!

Well, that’s my menu for the coming week. What are you looking forward to eating next? Any of the dishes I’ve mentioned that you’d like me to post about after we’ve tried it?


9 thoughts on “Menu Plans

  1. I want to know about the sweet potato side dish. It sounds good to me, but before I go buying all those ingredients and messing around in the kitchen, I want to know what I’m getting into with it!

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    1. that recipe I will certainly share. I was watching Pioneer Woman yesterday and she made a similar dish (or so it seems since I came in part way through the cooking process), but she added a salad dressing and arugula to hers and served it as a cold salad… options!


  2. Please share how the recipes turn out, I love Alton Brown. I haven’t made them in a while, but used to make “snobby Joe’s” all the time, which are a vegan version with lentils. The hubs and I both really liked them.


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