Monday, December 15, 2014

Dinner Menu - Week of Dec. 15

I haven't posted a dinner menu in a while, though we have planned and eaten from a menu.  It has been a busy time with homeschool, Christmas preparation, etc., but I am more caught up for now - here is this week's dinner menu:

M - cheese enchiladas w/homemade enchilada sauce, shredded lettuce and tomato, calabacitas (similar to zucchini) with onions and corn, sliced oranges

T - kahlua pork, turmeric rice, homemade kimchee, glazed carrots, sliced apples

W - Asian chicken (we'll be using turkey) salads with toasted almonds, celery, carrots, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles and romaine, homemade dressing, home-canned plums

R - homemade chili w/turmeric rice, sliced oranges

F - carryout pizza, salad w/homemade Cesar dressing and croutons, sliced apples

S - chicken (turkey) and broccoli in spicy peanut sauce, whole wheat noodles, plums from Wednesday

S - ham steaks w/home-canned apple chutney, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots and cabbage, sliced apples

I have some things prepped already - when I make enchilada sauce it makes enough for two meals, and I have a meal's worth in the freezer.  The kahlua pork and the mashed potatoes just hve to be thawed and re-heated too, and the kimchee is already made.  I need to make the Asian dressing for Wednesday, croutons and Cesar dressing for Friday, the turmeric rice for twice this week,  We have read about the health benefits of turmeric, and decided that we'll add it to our rice.  Turmeric's flavor isn't that strong, so we are hoping to gain some health benefits without a major change.  We are also trying to incorporate more vegetables and fresh fruits in our meals, just for overall health and nutrition.

I get to make baklava this week too, for a potluck at Husband's work, and I'm likely to pop some popcorn for snacking at home.  We have lots of apples and oranges on hand, and we just bought a 6-pack of romaine at Costco, so Daughter and I will probably have salad for lunch a time or two.  What's on the menu at your house this week?


  1. You cook a lot like I do. Sometimes all I do is thaw and reheat for days and it sort of feels like cheating!

    M-Chili from the freezer, cornbread, salad
    T-baked lemon garlic tilapia, baked potatoes, broccoli and salad
    W-Italian Black Beans and rice, green beans, salad
    TR-turkey burgers on toast, baked beans from the freezer, salad
    F-one pan fettucine alfredo, salad, garlic bread
    S-our family 'Christmas Eve' Mexican spread with taco meat, chicken fajita meat, crockpot refried beans, Mexican rice and all of the toppings and good stuff we can pile on, tortilla chips and salsa, guacamole, Christmas cookies and candies for dessert
    S-leftovers from Saturday night

  2. Oh, I love Mexican food - what a fun family dinner!

    1. All of the kids have called and asked or sent a text just to make sure that we were having the Mexican traditional Christmas Eve food!


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