Sunday, May 15, 2011

What's Cookin' This Week (May 16 - 22)?

Wow, last week flew by fast!  I stayed so busy helping out friends by babysitting or delievering freezer meals to a needy family.  I ate from my freezer with previously prepared meals or I ate out.  My husband came back to town yesterday after being gone for a week.  So we finally sat down and had a great, normal meal as a family.  I even made a summer berry pie, a simple recipe that I intend to share later this week. 

I hope to post three new recipes this week - a pasta dish, a salad dressing and a dessert.  I'm also working on a post where I discuss how I do Saturday morning cooking (2-3 hours in the kitchen) that saves me a lot of time later on.  Stay tuned for those!

In the mean time, here is what I have lined up for this week.  I'm continuing with the less is more, simple is good -

Monday, May 16 - Easy Thai Chicken Wraps with a side of steamed veggies (carrots, broccoli, etc.)

Tuesday, May 17 -
Turkey burgers and Beer-Cheese soup (both are currently in my freezer)

Wednesday, May 18 -
Leftovers or Eat Out with friends

Thursday, May 19 -
Chicken Tacos, with corn and pinto beans

Friday, May 20
 - Upside Down Pizza by Recipe Shoebox, with a side salad

Saturday, May 21
 - Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole with a side of Broccoli Fritters

Sunday, May 22
 - Homemade Chili in the Crockpot with cornbread cake (This makes a ton so I freeze 2/3 of it for later use!)

Next weekend I hope to do several hours of prepwork in the kitchen, work for visitiors that we'll be hosting for Memorial Day weekend.  I'll attempt to make a few different desserts listed in my cookbook (such as my delicious cocoa fudge cookies, low-fat brownies and banana toffee squares).  I also intend to do some chopping of onions and peppers along with some shopping.  That way I can enjoy my time with family after they arrive and spend less time slaving over the stove!

Here is the one additional, new dessert I hope to make this week and freeze for the holiday weekend as well.  This one should be easy to make and freeze for simple retrieval on Memorial Day weekend -

Dessert: Angel food cupcakes with meringue frosting!  Yummy and low-fat.  Plus my sister-in-law and her family loves angel food cake.  So hopefully they'll like this version of it.  :-)

What's on your meal plan this week?  What great dish have you made lately?


  1. It all looks so good and I love that slogan! I am praying that Morgan City won't flood and that the wall will hold, and that your parents will be safe. It's all so sad.

  2. I will be making a double batch of the cauliflower fritters tomorrow! My family loved them as much as I did! I will try the broccoli next time :) I am so going to try the beer-cheese soup!

  3. We had Our Best Bite's Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf last night. It was excellent! I also made Raisin Bran Bread for breakfast yesterday morning...very good! Last week we had a Three Cheese Kielbasa Bake (Taste of Home) that was a hit! Guess I picked some good ones for this month! This week is Chicken Masala (Crockpot) and Beef Barley Soup and maybe some grillin'.