On Monday, when one would ordinarily post a piece titled "Menu Plan Monday," I had a fever. With a headache. And a bad attitude. On Tuesday, more of the same, only slightly less. Today, I am better but very stupidly stayed up far too late last night reading and laughing over a book recommended by my internet friend (and fellow Hoosier) Katie H. It is called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. My bursts of snorting laughter kept disturbing my husband, who kept crossly saying, "Quit laughing. Turn off the light. Go to sleep," in a groggy voice that made him sound something like a zombie himself, so obviously I had to keep reading because I was afraid to turn out the light.
With a week like this one, I'm very glad to have my lovely slow-cooker, because it's obligingly made our dinner all three nights so far this week.
Menu Plan for the Week of August 30, 2010
Monday - Chicken Chow Mein served with rice, chow mein noodles and slivered almonds: This was a new recipe I plugged into the Meal Matrix from a 1970s-era cookbook my mom gave me. It was really delicious and made nice leftovers and reminded me of this place in Lewisville, Indiana where she and I used to go for dinner once or twice a month when I was in high school. It was a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but they had basic Hoosier cooking on the menu along with the yummiest Chicken Chow Mein ever. Memories!
Tuesday - Beef Stew with Parsley Dumplings
Wednesday - Roast Beef with Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
Thursday - Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts on Croissants with potato chips - last time this season!
Friday - please o please let us be able to go out to eat because if we don't I think we may be having bean burritos and that just doesn't sound all that great right now.
I wish I could remember what I cooked for Saturday evening's dinner after church -- wait! I do remember! We ordered a pizza. And then there was Sunday? But....what did we eat? I don't know. I was starting to feel decidedly off by Sunday afternoon -- achey and lightheaded and very tired -- so I'm sure we ate something, but heaven help me if I can remember what it was.
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