Sunday, June 5, 2011

What's Cookin' This Week (June 6 - 12, 2011)?

I'm feeling much more relaxed and rejuvenated since I took that little break!  Now I'm ready to start cooking and planning again. 

Although I must confess.... even though I didn't meal plan online, I still  prepared our meals one day ahead.  Each day I thought about what I'd either pull from my freezer or throw together for dinner hours in advance.  Once a planner, always a planner I suppose.  It's just in my blood now - being organized and thinking ahead so I'm ready.  :-) 

I also received my new food processor last week.  I'm super excited about using that!  First I need to watch the instructional DVD that came with it though, LOL!  It has a lot of bells and whistles I'm not used to having.  My previous one was ten years old.  You simply turned it on, pulsed it and your food was done.  My new one has a lot more features!  I'll keep you posted on how I do with that.  Hopefully I don't injure myself with it! 

Here's what I have planned for the coming week - a few new recipes and a few old, favorites! 

Monday, June 6 Chili chicken sandwiches (using lefterover cut up, barbecue chicken I have in my freezer).  Serve with a side of baked beans and watermelon.

Tuesday, June 7 - Sausage and black bean corn bread pie (a family favorite recipe that is featured from my cookbook!).  Serve with a side green salad.

Wednesday, June 8 - Leftovers or Eat out with friends

Thursday, June 9 - Stuffed Meatballs with vegetable sauce - a new recipe that I'm excited to try!  Serve with a side of green beans.  (I think I may make these in the slow cooker the night before!)

Friday, June 10 - Barbecue chicken and ranch pizza (leftovers from my freezer!)

Saturday, June 11 - Baked Tilapia Fish.  Serve with a side of spinach and parmesan cakes.  Also serve with baked hush puppies.

Sunday, June 12 - Sausage Skillet Supper.  Serve with leftover spinach and parmesan cakes.

I hope to tackle a few new desserts this week.  Can you tell that I'm being inspired by all the berries in season right now and the popular, frozen summer drinks too?  I can't wait to try these (below):

(1) Healthified Raspberry Brulee

(2) Healthier Blueberry Coffee Cake

(3) Heather's Homemade Frappe recipe - I will share this if I love it after making it!

That's all from me for now.  I'll be sharing some great family favorite hearty meals over the next several days.  Stay tuned for those good eats!

What's on your meal plan this week?  Anything special that you plan to cook up for those you love?  I've missed you all and look forward to catching up on your sites this week!

No comments:

Post a Comment