Friday, July 27, 2012

Menu 7/29

Menu:

Su:  pizza - didn't make it last week
          using bread machine dough

M: chili - from freezer (gluten free)
      http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/52905453/my-game-day-chili/detail.aspx
   tortilla chips

T:  Family Manicotti  (vegetarian)
       http://vegetarian.betterrecipes.com/family-manicotti.html?sssdmh=dm17.609838&esrc=nwbr072512&email=1620696116
    green vegetable (broccoli or green beans)

w: Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
     http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/chicken-fajita-quesadillas-104886.aspx?cm_mmc=eml-_-mtd-_-20120425-_-6003
    corn

Th: Panini (vegetarian)
        http://thisweekfordinner.com/2011/01/06/caprese-paninis-garlic-basil-mayo-and-how-to-make-a-panini-without-a-panini-maker/
       cucumber salad (new recipe)
            http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cucumber-salad/aff7166e-e3f7-4d87-9dc3-22368cf04332#?st=6&term=cucumber salad&src=SH&ps=9&pi=9

Camping weekend
Fr: Salmon
      Veg medley (potatoes, summer squash, etc cooked in foil packet)
       dinner rolls or rice

Sat:
   Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes

   Pot luck Lunch: Hot dogs -
             I'm in charge of desserts
                             zucchini brownies (never made before)
                                    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-brownies/     
                             Carmel butter pecan bars (for those that don't like the other.  also new recipe)
                                     http://allrecipes.com/recipe/caramel-butter-pecan-bars/detail.aspx

    Dinner: club house grill sandwiches - using pie irons
                     http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/recipe/club_house_grill_sandwich-2192.asp
                 baked beans
                 chips
      

Extras: zucchini bread
                    freezing corn: because i have a lot
                              http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingcorn.htm
                     freezer cucumbers (new recipe)
                               http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,173,159185-250200,00.html


Review of last weeks:

  • BLT Salad was very good. The dressing was a bit thick and I didn't use all of it. 4 stars
  • Chicken Pasta was so-so. The only flavor I tasted was thyme (not my favorite). I would have used basil instead but I outsourced the seasoning to hubby. 2 stars
  • Hawaiian burgers were good but they are delicate and not sure they are worth all the work.  3 stars.
  •  The coleslaw was a good basic dressing.  I let mine sit for several hours in the fridge.  I would use again. 3.5 stars
  • The grape jello thing was super quick and easy.  Very cute.  I did 6 custard cups instead of 4 6oz glasses.  2year old loved it, 4 year not very much.  3 stars.
  • Potato salad. Pretty quick for potato salad.  I don't really like rosemary (kind of like thyme) so I used parsley on the potatoes and basil in the dressing.  I think this tasted better warm than cold.  Not sure I would make again. warm 3 starts/cold 2 stars
  • The orange chicken was ok.  But there is a different one that we like better. 3 starts.

2 comments:

  1. Any idea how long the freezer cucumbers will keep? I have a lot right now from our CSA. ~HPL

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    1. I don't know for sure. My guess is 6 months in a regular freezer maybe longer in a freezer chest.

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