Monday, April 06, 2009
Menu Plan Monday: Holy Week
There are more meat fast days this week and a strict fast for Good Friday, which only Rich will be observing. This is the pinnacle of the Church year that we are approaching and we are excited and awed, even now, even after years of celebrating and meditating on the passion and suffering of our Lord and the joy and hope of His resurrection.
In the meantime, we are going through a tough time during this Holy Week as well. It is nothing I can discuss at the moment, but if you would be praying for our whole family, I would appreciate it. In fact, please pray for everyone involved, which extends beyond our family. We have some tough decisions down the pike, coming sooner than we expected, and there are circumstances that might push us one way or the other out of frustration or reaction rather than prayer and discernment.
This past week's meals were shifted all around because we had some things going on during the week that we didn't expect as well as something I'd forgotten.
- Monday: Blackened Chicken Salad (with half the honey and pepper jack instead of mozzarella), Garlic Bread, Pineapple (we have still not managed to make this because of our schedules lately)
- Tuesday: Bacon and Vegetable Quiche, Salad
- Wednesday: Mejeddarah, Crisp Onions, Yogurt, Lemony Salad (we were invited to our neighbors' for dinner Saturday, so this was put off)
- Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit, Carrot Sticks
- Friday: Fiesta Casserole, Salad
- Saturday: Shrimp Salad Sandwiches with Avocado (there is a great deal on wild caught, cooked shrimp)
- Sunday: Paschal Feast - Two Herb Roasted Legs of Lamb, One Grilled, Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Hummus, Khoubz Araby, Laban bi Chiyar, Harissa, Tabbouleh, Potato Salad with Kalamata Olives & Lemon-Dill Dressing, Waraq Ounab, Braided Paschal Bread with Red Eggs, Triple Chocolate Cheese Cake, Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Sauce and more! I know I will end up making more than this and other people will bring their offerings to the meal as well. (Someone bring deviled eggs, please!) We'll have wine and sparkling cider and all the kinds of foods we haven't eaten during Lent. I'll post links to the recipes later, but I'm actually typing this at the time stamp below and I am tired.
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.
Legs of Lamb
Pie Crusts (I made these a bit back, and will use them for the quiche)
Pepper Jack Cheese
All Dried Herbs
Potatoes (from our garden last summer)
Fresh Basil from a Pot
Fresh Rosemary from the Herb Garden
Fresh Thyme from the Herb Garden
Fresh Mint from the Herb Garden
And your family will be in my prayers.