Sunday, March 18, 2012
Menu Plan: March 18 - March 24
However, I have some pictures of our meals this week. I made some of our pancakes on Saturday in the shape of shamrocks (everyone's seconds were just regular round pancakes) and made green, peppermint steamers.
For dinner tonight, I recreated one of my favorite sandwiches.
It is a double decker, grilled reuben sandwich with turkey in one layer, corned beef in the other. I used our homemade sauerkraut in it, which was especially nice. I actually made our corned beef a little differently this year. A few recipes I saw suggested cooking the meat in beer, so that is what I did. It was very good and we'll definitely repeat it.
Today was Laetare Sunday, which is joy Sunday, milk joy Sunday, the Mother's Day of the Church. It was not nearly as restful as I would have liked. I did get a few minutes' nap, but when I went to take a bath, I had running and screaming brothers, sisters who were arguing over a picture and a son who exclaimed, wondering who had licked the icing off of the cake. You see, we had left the remaining birthday cake (from Amira's birthday party) on the counter to thaw to eat with dinner. It turns out that Yasmina had made the most of the time and taken quite a thorough turn with the cake. We have not often seen such a good job of removing frosting. I should have gotten a picture. We have yet another feast day this week, St. Joseph, so we will be celebrating and making some crafts and doing some study on him. He is one of the saints after whom we named Elijah. He is the patron of children, born and unborn, and we know prays especially for them.
There is one repeat on our menu this week, because last Friday was just exhausting and we had a throw together dinner. For the second week in a row, we have been able to get a 25 pound bag of organic navel oranges for $10, so they are in a lot of our meals this week.
- Sunday - Laetare Sunday
Breakfast: St. Patty's Scramble with Leftovers from dinner (and I know that it's supposed to be St. Paddy's, but we Americans are shortening Patrick, not Padraig, and we have most of Ireland's population here anyway, more people of Irish descent than the entire nation of Ireland - just like we make corned beef here instead of boiled bacon, since the vast majority of the Irish who survived the famines to leave their country and come here could afford to eat beef here and did that as often as they could), Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Double Decker Reuben Sandwiches, Mustard and Dill Pickles
- Monday - Feast of St. Joseph
Breakfast: Slow Cooker Rice Pudding with Coconut, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Sausage Spinach Stromboli with Marinara Dipping Sauce, Coconut Water and Blackberry Jello
Breakfast: Blueberry Lemon Baked Oatmeal (doubled, obviously), Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Bean & Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, Fruit Plate
Breakfast: Vegetable Hash, Sliced Apples, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino, Garlic Bread, Sliced Oranges
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins & Brown Sugar, Milk & Coffee, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Fried Rice with Stir Fried Sesame Garlic Green Beans and Vegetarian Potstickers
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Honey, Sliced Oranges, Tea & Honey
Dinner: Indian Style Potatoes and Spinach (with Garbanzo Beans), Spiced Cous Cous, Sliced Oranges
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Pepita Crusted Cod with Salsa, Potato Wedges, Sliced Oranges