Week 9 Menu

Where have all the lentils gone? I wanted to try the chicken soup with lentils and barley recipe that I got from Melinda last week, but I couldn't find any lentils! We only have one grocery store here, Smith's, and they didn't have any. I even made the trek to Walmart (20 miles away) and they didn't have any either. Today my luck changed and they had some at Smith's. I've never cooked lentils before, so it will be an adventure!

We had a nice long weekend in Utah with family. We came home loaded up with freshly dug potatoes, dried apples, applesauce (that we canned this weekend), cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and a cooler full of beef. Thanks to my nice parents and in-laws for sharing their bounty.

After overeating while driving in the car for 9 hours twice over the weekend, I don't feel like eating much. I'm sure this feeling won't last long, so here's my menu for this week:

Monday: we were on the road -- no cooking!

Tuesday: End-of-Soccer-Season Pizza Party

Wednesday: Chicken soup with barley & lentils

Thursday: Broccoli Beef w/rice

Friday: Dave's birthday, steak and fried new potatoes

Saturday: easy night -- who knows what we'll eat?

Sunday: Baked pasta with chicken sausage or click here for original Martha Stewart recipe

So, what are you making this week?