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, January 22, 2010

Weekly Menu

Armed with a stack of cookbooks, I'm headed to the kitchen for some heart healthy cooking. I've learned a lot this week, about different kinds of fats, good and bad, and the effects of antioxidants and fiber in our diets. It's interesting stuff, really it is. I will try to pass on little tidbits here and there as I pass on good recipes.

lunch: Turkey and Cheese Panini, baked chips
dinner: Pizza and Salad Pizza

lunch: French Toast cups, turkey sausage, fruit and yogurt
dinner: Steak Diane, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Brussel Sprouts

lunch: Tuna and White Bean Wraps
dinner: Turkey Cutlets with Avocado Salsa, Peppered Couscous, tossed salad

lunch: baked potatoes with veggies and low-fat cheese sauce
dinner: Tortellini soup, bread

lunch: grab a bite out
dinner: Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs, Pan-roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli and carrots

lunch: Turkey and salad wraps
dinner: Grilled Brats and Bacon and Onion Potato salad (mom is out)

lunch: Sunbutter and jam on wheat bread
dinner: Chopped Nicoise Salad, Stoneground Whole Wheat Bread

* Tried and true
* New to me


Anonymous said...

Barbara, do you know anything about cooking for a diabetic? I am the one who commented on your Chicken Stew recipe last week, and I would like to make it for our pastor and a visiting Redemptorist priest who is giving a mission for us in March. The mission priest is a diabetic. Each day of the mission one family will be cooking, and I get one of the days. I thought the chicken stew would be good, but he has to limit carbs, so do you think less potatoes & maybe some green beans? Any ideas would be helpful! Thanks--Laura

scmom (Barbara) said...

Hi Laura,
My sister-in-law is diabetic and I cook for her whenever my brother's family is in town. She does not watch her diet as strictly as she should; she accommodates with amount of insulin she gives herself before or after meals. That said, I think carrots in the chicken stew would be worse than the potatoes in terms of raising sugar levels, but I really think the dear priest would be better able to just take the amount of food he should eat, depending on how much sugar/carbs he has eaten during the day. The chicken stew would be a good meal, maybe with a side of green vegetables or salad and some whole wheat bread.

Hope that helps. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Barbara! I was thinking of a cucumber salad with oil & vinegar dressing. I second another comment on here--I would buy a cookbook of yours as well!

God Bless YOU and your family!