Monday, March 16, 2009
Menu Plan Monday: Third Week of Lent
We have a few duplicates this week. Our week was just hectic and crazy. I blame daylight savings. So, we're trying again with a few things this time around.
I have some thoughts about Lent floating in my head, and I have a project to show you and a frugal post to finish up. I hope those things happen this week. Wouldn't that be a change?
- Monday: Red Beans & Rice with Smoked Pork Chops, Salad
- Tuesday: Corned Beef, Colcannon, Soda Bread
- Wednesday: Baked Rigatoni with Cauliflower, Salad
- Thursday: Blue & Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts
- Friday: Eggs in Purgatory, Garlic Toast, Salad
- Saturday: Cream of Asparagus Soup, Whole Wheat Rolls
- Sunday: Garlic-Herb Roasted Lamb with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Herbed Peas
What is on your menu this week?
Here are my Fridge and Pantry Clean Out lists. Again, these are only for dinners and will not include anything bought specifically for the meals or within the last week.
Smoked Pork Chops
Asparagus Trimmings for Soup
Leftover Ricotta Filling from Rollantini
All Dried Herbs
Dried Small Red Beans
Potatoes (from our garden last summer)
Sunflower Seed Oil
Fresh Basil from a Pot
Fresh Rosemary from the Herb Garden
Fresh Thyme from the Herb Garden
Fresh Mint from the Herb Garden
I made it through the week without stopping at the store. This week there are double points at Fred Meyer, if any of you live near one. We have been busy planting and getting ready for our garden. I am hoping to provide most of our vegetation this summer, 60% or more. Part of that depends on our work and part of that depends on the weather. We keep hoping for some global warming, rather than this ice age we are going through now.
I'm even going to try to freeze, dry and can as much as I can to see how far through the year we can go without buying those vegetables and fruit. We were able to get through the fall and winter with potatoes from what we planted last year. It looks like we have enough to get us through the spring at least, and use some for seed in this year's garden.
Love the Irish themed dinner, too, for St. Patrick's Day.