April 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: April 28-May 4

There was a bit of a disaster in the Stanley kitchen this past week. Part of the preparation of the potato leek soup I made on Wedenesday required some puree-ing (not sure if that's really even a word!). With no stick blender to be had, I thought it wise to pour the boiling soup into the regular blender. Also, seeking to conserve time, I was just sure I could puree all the soup at once. I could barely get the lid on, but it fit so away I went. Big. Huge. Mistake. Soup was EVERYWHERE!!!

Enter my cooking tip of the week: If the recipe calls for the use of a stick blender, there must be a good reason--use it!

On to this week's menu:


Macaroni & Cheese
Turkey Sandwhiches
Grilled Cheese
Meatball Subs
Leftovers (Lasagna, Potato Leek Soup)

Fruit (Apples, Oranges)
Monday--Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tuesday--Chicken Tenders, Rice, Sweet Potato Patties
Wedenesday--Grilled Brats w/Peppers & Onions, Baked Beans, Potato Salad
Thursday--Salmon, Salad, Baked Potatoes
Friday--Leftovers or Pizza
Saturday--Dinner w/Mom at her house
Sunday--Breaded Fried Pork Chops, Green Beans, Stuffing


Wendy said...

Wow, you do a *thorough* meal plan! So impressive! Your stick blender story really made me smile. Have a great week!

Patty Arnold said...

One time I was making some cilantro mayonnaise in the blender and for some reason I can't remember thought it would be ok to run it without the lid fully in place. Mayo was on the cabinets, the ceiling, my face, and in my hair. The worst part was it was while I was a renter in a house and the family that owned the house was just in the next room so I scrambled to clean it up before they saw what I had done to their kitchen!

Very impressed by the meal plan, I might have to steal that idea for my blog!