Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Weekly Menu

On this week's menu we have the celebration of two of our great Catholic saints.

St. Joseph's Feast Day is being celebrated on March 15 this year, so we will celebrate with our usual Saturday fare -- pizza. I am planning a special dessert, though. St. Joseph is revered by many Italian-Americans for his great miracle of the famine, so I am planning an Italian dessert. Well, it's a dessert from Giada de Laurentiis, so I think it's Italian.

St. Patrick's Day is being celebrated early as well, and we will celebrate the night before, on Sunday. I'm using my Beef Stew recipe and we'll call it Irish Stew for the day. I'm trying a new Irish bread recipe and a new Irish dessert. Both look promising. Whether or not they are really Irish, who knows?

The rest of the week I'm keeping it simple to focus on Holy Week. The first three days of Holy Week are dedicated to cleaning the house. So, my meals are fairly simple to allow more time to activities other than cooking.

Lunch: Skyline Chili
Dinner: Pepperoni Pizza and Three Cheese Pizza Bianca, salad, Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Lunch: Blueberry Pancakes, turkey sausage
Dinner:Hearty Beef Stew, Irish Oatmeal Bread, Irish Creme Espresso Caramel

Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese
Dinner: Tortellini Soup, bread

Lunch: Bird's Nest
Dinner: White Bean Enchiladas, Mexican rice

Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup
Dinner: Fried egg, cheese and ham on English Muffins, Fried potatoes, fruit

Lunch: Cheese Soup
Dinner: Chicken and Dumplings with carrots

Lunch: Biscuits (and jam for the kids)
Dinner: Tuna Noodle Casserole, vegetable

*Tried and true
*New to me

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