07 February 2010

What's for Dinner

This is me trying to be organized about meals. One of my new year's resolutions! I sat down last Sunday made a plan. Here it is:

S:  Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes, Crispy Deviled Eggs (these are from How to Eat Supper and they are so good)

M: TV Dinner Night! Pierogies, Carrots and Dip

T:  Chili (Mom and Dad brought supper!)

W: Knit Night (this means Brent usually gets McDonald's)

T:  Porcini Farro (except I couldn't find Farro so I made this Pasta Bake instead--delicious), Salad, Grape Phyllo Tart (from Martha Stewart's new book, super good)

F: Pumpkin Leek Soup, Cheese Flautas

S: Chicken Marsala on sage polenta, Salad, Rice Pudding

It went more or less like that.

And now it's already time for this week's menu planning! Any recommendations?

I am so in love with myself for working on this new year's resolution. Self, you are so organized and awesome. I hope I don't burn out after three weeks. Which could so happen. Because planning, shopping, and cooking add up to a part-time job and heaven knows I don't have time for that in between all my knitting and American Idol watching.

7 comments:

  1. Once you have a few weeks' menus you can recycle them, perhaps with minor modifications.

    I think you have to go to health food store or maybe whole foods for farro. Or amazon.

    As opposed to faro, a card game popular back in the day or

    Farrow, the name for swine giving birth.

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  2. Yeah I totally thought Whole Foods would have it too! But they didn't. I think Amazon is maybe the way to go.
    I never heard of Faro but of course have heard of Farrow. oink. The State Fair is so educational.

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  3. This, it is easy to make and very good cold weather food.

    http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=2261

    -jerimy

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  4. Hi there, I stumbled across your blog while looking for info abt the mendocino dress. Yours is FAB btw!!! Anyway now today Im wondering where did u get that great FRDIGE list you have posted on your recent post?
    THANKS!
    http://princessand2peas.wordpress.com/

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  5. If you haven't heard of faro, you need to watch or read more westerns. It was a popular gambling game in Western Saloons, back in the day so it is said.

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  6. Hey karlacola--the What's for Dinner list is part of a kit that The Small Object sells. You make it yourself! So Fun! The other grocery list one I got at The Container Store. Thanks for the complement on my Mendocino dress! It's been cold here for sooooo long, I can't even remember wearing it!

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  7. Jerimy--that shepherd's pie recipe looks right up Brent's alley! But holy cow that is a lot of ingredients. Maybe a project for this weekend! Yum!

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