Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective - 3/6 to 3/12

I'm a menu planner, but when I've tried to post my weekly menus here in the past, they weren't accurate because I often change things at the last minute. On the other hand, I really like being able to look back to see what we've eaten, what we loved, what we disliked, and most of all being able to link to the recipes on my menus that have come from other blogs. That's why I prefer to post my weekly menus after the fact.


Sunday, March 6 - HM Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage and Peppers over Spaghetti Squash, Garlic Toast, Mixed Berry Crisp

I found this idea for Italian sausage over acorn squash, but it just made more sense to me to use spaghetti squash.  It was very tasty.

Monday, March 7 - Marinated Venison Steaks on the grill, Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Peas, HM Lemon Pudding

The steaks in this meal were very good, but I didn't care for the homemade lemon pudding.  I thought it tasted a little too egg-y.

Tuesday, March 8
- Potato Cakes, Sausage Links, Scrambled Eggs, Leftover Lemon Pudding, Green Beans

I used the leftover mashed potatoes to make potato cakes, which are always a favorite here.

Wednesday, March 9 - Wild Rice and Steak Casserole, Leftover Green Beans, Corn, Chocolate Cobbler

The casserole was a variation on a recipe I'd found in a magazine and was just so-so.  This chocolate cobbler was simple, but delicious.

Thursday, March 10
- Soup and hot dogs.

This was another of those days when time got away from us, so I thawed some previously-made soup from the freezer and heated some hot dogs in the microwave.  Not the best meal, but it sufficed.

Friday, March 11 - Leftovers from Wednesday's meal.

The steak casserole improved a bit over time, and the chocolate cobbler was as good or better after a couple of days in the fridge.

Saturday, March 12 - Cajun Rice with Smoked Sausage in Tortillas, Green Beans

This was another idea I saw in a magazine somewhere.  Shane liked it, but I thought it sounded better in concept than it was in reality.  It was ok, but nothing special.  But again, it worked.  It was a quick and easy supper after a fairly large lunch earlier in the day.

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