Sunday, March 13, 2011
Menu Plan: March 13 - March 19
It turns out that we still have a ton of beef and lamb left, too. We are lower on seafood and pork than I thought we were, so we know to buy more of that when we can. We were gone so much last year, with business trips and family things, that we didn't end up cooking as much at home as we normally do. Our steer from last spring is going to last us until probably June. Rich has been busy butchering turkeys, and we've put three in the freezer already with three to go. I'm so excited to have these for our family. We can't wait to cook up a turkey we raised and butchered ourselves. I'm thinking of using one for Laetare Sunday.
Today, we are having Amira's birthday party. We did a small family party on her actual birthday. I brought her flowers in the morning and she chose our breakfast and dinner that day. Today, we will get to feast and have a great cake and do presents with her friends.
This week is also the feast of St. Patrick, so we'll be feasting on corned beef. I actually corned our own brisket from our steer. This is the first time I've corned my own meat, and I'm pretty excited about it. I am doing this as part of Charcutepalooza. I'll be making the bacon and the duck breast soon as well, though most likely after Lent.
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Mango-Apple Sauce, Milk, Tea
Dinner: Pizza Party and Chocolate Cloud Cake* for Amira's Birthday
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Costa Rican Black Beans and Rice with Fried Eggs, Avocado and Lime Wedges
Breakfast: Almond Butter on Toast, Sliced Oranges, Milk
Dinner: Sausage and Spinach Calzones, Carrot and Celery Sticks
Breakfast: Granola and Yogurt, Tea and Honey
Dinner: Minestrone Soup, Whole Wheat and Rye Rolls
- Thursday St. Patrick's Day
Breakfast: Spinach Omelets, Toast, Mint Steamers
Dinner: Corned Beef (that I corned myself!!!), Garlic Hasselback Potatoes, Baked Cabbage, Soda Bread (the recipe is formatted a little oddly, the raisins are optional, not the buttermilk)
Breakfast: Pretzels with Almond Butter, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Potato, Pepper and Onion Frittata, Olive-Herb Bread*
Breakfast: Banana Bread, Hard Boiled Eggs, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Fr. Jeff's Salmon, Pepper-Garlic Pasta, Cabbage Salad