Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 164 Menu

Happy Menu Monday! 

Before I get to my menus, just wanted to give you an update on one of the recipes that I tried last week in my menuBaked Pasta with Ham and Cheesy Creamy Cauliflower Sauce from Our Best Bites.  I was really excited to try this recipe and even splurged a little and bought some Pecorino Romano cheese to use in it.  However it was disappointing and my kids hated it!  If you do try the recipe this is what I would do differently:
  •  I wouldn't use wheat noodles, regular white pasta noodles.  I think they soak up the sauce better. 
  • Add some cream or half and half or butter to the sauce. 
  • Make sure you really blend up the cauliflower sauce really well.  I used my food processor and then wished I would have used my blender to get more smooth.
  • Lastly, I would add some chicken to it instead of using ham. 
Anyway...those are my thoughts on the recipe.  I really like Our Best Bites and usually have great luck with their recipes, so thought I'd share just in case you decide to make it too.  Maybe you'll have better luck than me. :)

Now onto my menu...

Monday: 7up marinated chicken, rice or pasta salad, veggies

Tuesday: quick french dip with green chili 

Wednesday: pizza

Thursday: slow cooker tamale pie

Friday:  Italian meatball soup, french bread

Saturday: chicken gyros, homemade pitas

Sunday: grilled marinated steaks, fried potatoes, salad

What are you making this week?  Thanks to Melinda, Beth and Megan for posting your menus last week.  You are great! 

Also, I messed up my Google Friend Connect and lost all of my friends. :(  So, if you'd like, go ahead and add yourself back on there.  Thanks!
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2 comments:

  1. We all got sick, one by one, last week, so it derailed some of my menu planning. We ended up having pancakes two different nights last week since that was what sounded good to a family of sick people. So, a couple of repeats from last week:
    Monday: Leftovers
    Tuesday: Cracker Chicken
    Wednesday: Marilyn bringing dinner
    Thursday: Cafe Rio burritos
    Friday: Date night? (if we're done being sick!!)
    Saturday: Leftovers
    Sunday: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken & Noodles

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  2. Thanks for the shoutout! Since I committed to a menu plan last week by posting it on your blog, we ate well this week!! :-) Thanks also for the heads up on the cauliflower thing; I have a terrible blender and can't say I care for cauliflower generally speaking so I might skip that one.

    Let's go for some good eating this week, too. Here's what I'm making:

    Monday: Fettucine Alfredo and Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

    Tuesday: Chili (crockpot)

    Wednesday: Homemade Pizza

    Thursday: French Toast

    Friday: Baked Potato Soup and rolls (crockpot)

    Saturday: Date night - easy stuff for the kids

    Sunday: Fajita-style chicken (new crockpot recipe from Pinterest)

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