My simplified dinners this week worked out pretty well and hopefully I'll succeed with more simple meals next week. There were a few meals on next week's menu that we never got around to this week -- either Doug had a dinner meeting and we ate really simply, or a sporting event.
You may notice we're celebrating Oktoberfest a day late this year. Oh, well. With baby leaving for college and a death in the family, we just didn't get around to the celebration before now. I don't think anyone will complain.
Tuesday's Mozarella Chicken sandwiches from MyRecipes.com were delish. I simplified the recipe a little by omitting the roasted red peppers and the sliced tomato. I stopped at a local bakery to grab a loaf of Ciabatta and instead ended up with a loaf of Campagna, a crusty Italian loaf. I sliced it crosswise instead of lengthwise and toasted it before I broiled it with the chicken, pesto and cheese. I also grilled the chicken -- one less pan. The sun-dried tomato pesto and mayo was a great combo which I will keep in mind for other sandwiches.
Saturday -- Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Lunch: Skyline chilitos
Dinner: Probably grab a pizza on the way home from a birthday party, Pizzelles, Coffee Gelato
Breakfast: Overnight Monkey Bread, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit
Dinner: Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Warmer Kartoffelsalat, Beer Bread, Apple Crumble Pie
Dinner: BBQ Country Ribs, mashed potatoes, buttered corn
Tuesday -- Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Lunch: Lunchtime Pizzas
Dinner: Green Beans potatoes and sausage, bread, Flan
Dinner: Teriyaki Pork Chops, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, fresh fruit, bread
Lunch: Wendy's chili
Dinner: Turkey Rice soup (using last week's leftover turkey and rice), Challah
Dinner: Linguine and Clam Sauce, salad, bread
* Tried and true