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, April 9, 2010

Weekly Menu


We've had some nasty arguments in our house this week over food. They usually begin with one of the children asking what is for dinner. Upon hearing the answer, there are complaints voiced. Now every week as I plan the menu, I ask for suggestions. I am open-minded, or at least I used to be. I've now decided that unless the children specifically ask for a dish, I'm preparing what I like. Pooh on the rest of them. If they are going to complain anyway, I might as well enjoy my own cooking, right?


Dinner: Pita Pita Pumpkin Eater pizza -- appetizer, Antipasta salad, Cheese-filled Shells (my friend Gina is bringing), Bread (I think I'll try something from the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day), Tiramisu Cake

Sunday -- Divine Mercy Sunday
Lunch: Pinto Bean and Cheese Nachos
Dinner: Nuevo Chipotle Beef in Butternut Squash Boats
, bread, Divine Mercy Shortcake

Lunch: soup and sandwiches
Dinner: Skillet Beef Stroganoff, steamed green beans, fresh cantaloupe

Lunch: Lunch Pizzas
Dinner: Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce, Garlic Bread

Dinner: Boneless Barbecued Ribs, Spoon Bread, broccoli, orange slices

Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Blackened Grilled Chicken, Pepper Corn, artisan bread

Friday -- Feast of St. Bernadette
Dinner: Omelette avec le champignon et le gruyère (Omelet with mushrooms and gruyere), French bread, Apple and Pear Galette

* Tried and true
* New to me


Sara said...

I do the same thing---ask for suggestions---but I usually end up cooking for myself and dh since we're reasonable people. And he's the one providing the $$ for the food!

OrganicMama said...

I stumbled across your blog via catholic cuisine ;o) I noticed your 5min bread comment, and thought I'd chime in! I've been making the 100% whole wheat recipe (from the 1st book) every week for the past few months and I LOVE it! I use naturally white whole wheat, so it's not as heavy and thick as regular whole wheat but with all the added healthy goodness. My friend and blogger superwoman, Katie @ came over a few months ago to learn about 5min bread. You can read her post about it here

Thanks for the weekly menu! I'm going to try some of these recipes!

Debbie said...

I only wish my mom cooked this way when I was growing up. I am glad to see good food is not out of style.