Monday, February 18, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: Week Of February 18, 2007

This week is going to be interesting and busy. I work with the youth at church, and we are leaving Friday morning to go on retreat through Sunday afternoon. So... I will need to have things frozen/easy to prepare for my sweet husband to have over the weekend!

Without further ado:

Monday: Lentil Dal, Coconut Cabbage, and Pita Bread
Tuesday: Baked Potatoes, Broccoli, Pumpkin Rolls, and Salad
Wednesday: Bean Burgers w/ Oven Baked French Fries
Thursday: Tomato Pasta (I think?)
Friday - Sunday (for my husband): Pizza, Bean Burgers, Leftovers, Quesdillas

I am also preparing one of the breakfast meals at the retreat. Here is what I am planning:
Whole Grain Pancakes
Muffins (not sure what kind yet)


I am going to make the dry mixes for the pancakes and muffins in advance. Any recommendations on muffins? I LOVE this recipe made with whole wheat flour, but I don't know if the teens will.

Mmmm... Lentil Dal for dinner!!! I better get cooking!

Head over to Org Junkie's blog for more menu plans!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb 11, 2008

So... the name of my blog is "Live. Love. Food.", but I have not been loving food very much lately. I never in a million years thought it would be possible for something to make me not want to cook!!

Well, this pregnancy has defiantly put a kink in my favorite thing to do! I not only don't really want to cook anything, but nothing sounds good. Oh well, I am sure this will pass... and then everything will sound good (let's hope)! My sweet husband has been so patient and kind through all of this! He has not only helped prepare meals, but has been ok with sometimes having cereal for dinner!

Without further rambling, here is this weeks meal plan:

Monday: Bok Choy, Veggie, and Tofu Stir Fry over Soba Noodles
Tuesday: Red Lentil Hummus on Pita Bread Sandwiches w/ side salad
Wednesday: Church Fellowship Meal - I am bringing a loaf of bread
Thursday: Grilled Tilapia topped with Cabbage & Radish Slaw and Tortilla Strips w/ side of roasted sweet potatoes
(This is a treat for Valentines Day... I am also going to serve sparking cider and make a dessert, not sure what yet)

Friday: Date Night!
Saturday: Veggie Loaf w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad
Sunday: Leftovers

My reasoning for these are: the stir fry won't take very long, and the lentil hummus I can prepare earlier in the day and assemble for dinner, the veggie loaf will make leftovers... always quick!

Hopefully, this will be a pretty simple week! Does anyone have any other ideas for quick, yummy meals?

Friday, February 8, 2008

I won, I won!!

So, about a week ago, there was a HUGE giveaway carnival over at Bloggy Giveaways. I spent... oh, 5 or 6 hours entering the contests. Ridiculous, but completely addicting I tell you.

Well, it paid off! I won a BEAUTIFUL set of handmade cards from Heather over at Cool Zebras. Here they are (to be honest, I stole the pictures she posted on her blog... I hate dealing with our camera sometimes! They look even cuter in person!):

How cute are those?? I will totally be needing them for upcoming thank you notes! Thanks Heather!