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!