Sunday, February 6, 2011
What's Cookin' This Week (Feb. 7-13, 2011)?
Today we're having a non-Superbowl party with friends of ours! We're barbecuing steaks, chicken, sausage and hotdogs. We're having chips and dips, macaroni and cheese and I made three desserts. We will laugh and carry on just like we were watching the big game. But we'll probably just listen to music, talk, drink beer and play video games instead. I don't even know what time the game comes on television or what channel it is on. But that's okay! All I really care about is being hostess to my friends today. Plus all the highlights will be replayed about the game, the commercials and more tomorrow anyway! I hope you have a fun day planned ahead, whether you are rooting for one of the teams or just doing your own thing like me.
This week I'm starting off with a few new recipes. Then I will end it with some comfortable, stand-by favorites. My husband reminded me that I don't need to cook new every day or every week. The recipes that are printed in my cookbook are there for a reason - they're some of our absolute favorites! So I'm going to start incorporating more of our family's best into my meal plan each week.
The plus side to including my stand-bys is that I can then free myself up to try an assortment of new desserts and snacks for upcoming Valentine's Day. If I find enough good ones, I may even do an entire "sweet treat" week for you! We shall see what happens though!
Monday, Feb. 7 - Tofu Sloppy Joes with corn and salad - I'm hopeful to try this out - my first ever tofu dish!
Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Potato Pizza with side salad - I'm going to use REAL potatoes for this of course, NOT the instant kind!
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - Leftovers or eat from freezer
Thursday, Feb. 10 - Chicken Spaghetti with green beans
Friday, Feb. 11 - Breakfast for dinner: German Pancakes with homemade syrup, will serve with a side of turkey bacon and grits
Saturday, Feb. 12 - Cheater Enchiladas from my cookbook
Sunday, Feb. 13 - Ham and Potatoes Casserole from my cookbook
Here are the fun, festive Valentine's snacks and desserts I hope to make this coming week:
(1) Red Velvet Marble Cupcakes - adorable and it only makes 12, perfect!
(2) Chocolate Hearts - kid friendly!
(3) Conversation Heart Fudge - kid friendly and cute!
(4) White Chocolate Cranberry "I Love You" bark - my own personal recipe (coming soon)!
(5) Granola fruit cake - well, I need something healthy to help offset all the sugary items above!
What's on your meal plan this week? Anything special that you are looking forward to making or baking?