Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's Cookin' This Week (Jan 17-23, 2011)?

My friend Jess from Pennsylvania is coming to visit me this week.  I'm so excited to see her!  I sure hope the weather warms up here.  After all she's coming down south to partly escape the snow, cold temperatures, her husband  and her twin three-year old boys!!!  LOL!

Jess helped me plan some of the menu for the coming days.   She asked me to make a bunch of things from
my cookbook
.  I am happy to oblige her.  After all, I like to give my guests what they want.  That's how I won the title "hostess with the mostess!"  :-)    Also by choosing meals that I've already made a half-dozen times, I know they will turn out good and (hopefully) no cooking diasters will occur! 

Here's what I have lined up for this week for Jess, my family and me:

Monday, Jan. 17 -
Turkey Burgers (recipe is from
my cookbook) with butternut squash rice casserole

Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Chicken Spaghetti, homemade bread and side salad

Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Slim Sloppy Joes ( recipe is from
my cookbook) with fruit as a side 

Thursday, Jan. 20 - Leftovers

Friday, Jan. 21 -
Man's Italian Meat Pie  and green beans

Saturday, Jan. 22 - For Breakfast I will make hashbrown casserole and eggwhite casserole from
my cookbook.  For Dinner, we are going to eat out Hibachi at a local Japanese restaurant for my friend's visit!! 

Sunday, Jan. 23 - We will either eat out breakfast or I will make my baked french toast (recipe is from
my cookbook).    For late lunch/early dinner, we will have balsamic chicken sandwiches from Jessica Seinfeld's Double Delicious! cookbook


Here are the snacks and desserts I will make for the week as well.  Again my friend Jess helped me choose these based on her favorite flavors (banana, chocolate, apple and chai):

Chai-spiced snickerdoodle cookies

Banana chocolate squares, recipe is adapted from
my cookbook, using chocolate chips in place of toffee bits

Apple Crumble, recipe is from
my cookbook

What's on your meal plan this week?  Stay tuned for some great recipes that I'll be sharing - dishes I made last week.  Also, I'll have a new "Learn with me" tip in the coming days!  Have a great start to your week!


  1. I think I'm going to need to get myself and copy of your cookbook!! I have a little addition to my life this week - a chance puppy found her way to me and so I'm hoping I can abide by my meal planning this week she's turning life upside down :-)

    Enjoy your friend's visit and I look forward to sharing and receiving new fun recipes!!

  2. Love seeing what you are cooking this week. I think you cook more than I do in an average week. I am so impressed you plan it out until Sunday. I like to plan but not as organized as you! Everything sounds great - can't wait to check out all of your creations!