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.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekly Menu and a Quick Recipe Review

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 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

Lunch: leftovers
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

Lunch: soup
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


Nicole said...

i made the green beans, potatoes and sausage last week, with the only change being the green beans were canned from my mother in law so I didn't cook them as long. It came out great, along with the beer bread recipe made with beer my brother in law made. Thanks for the great recipes!


scmom (Barbara) said...

Oooh, homemade beer -- I bet that was good. And home canned beans -- you can't go wrong. Glad you enjoyed.