Friday, January 21, 2011

Menu Time 1.21.11

My planned meals for the next however-many days.  (I just like having all the ingredients for meals ready.  We tend to decide on a day-by-day basis which ones we'll eat, if any.  Some days leftovers are just easier.)  

*Spinach and Rice Casserole (new recipe) (still remaining from last week's menu)
*Red Bean Jambalaya (new recipe) - supposed to be veggie version, but I'm adding kielbasa (Which, btw, I just learned is the same thing as Polish sausage.  My family always called it Polish sausage growing up, so when Dave started saying "kielbasa" I had no stinkin' idea what he was talking about.  In fact, I thought he was saying "quiabasca" until today, when I used Wikipedia to confirm my suspicions that quiabasca and Polish sausage were the same thing.)
*Broiled Parmesan Tilapia (one of Dave's absolute favorites) with sides of veggie and rice/potato
*Spinach-Ricotta Skillet Lasagna (new recipe) - with ground turkey or venison added in (Yes, we eat venison in our house.  I never ever ever ever in my whole entire life thought I would eat venison.  However, Dave's step-dad hunts and we get oodles of it for free.  Which is awesome and saves us oh so much money.  I still have a hard time eating the non-ground-up venison, but I can eat the ground venison as a sub for ground beef or ground turkey in just about anything.)

*Homemade Samoas - Oh yes people, that's right.  I found a recipe for homemade Samoas.  If these turn out right, I may have found a bit of heaven on earth.  The link to the recipe has been provided.

So week two of menu planning begins.  I have now doubled my previous record for longest streak of menu planning. Whoo hoo.


  1. Love tilapia! Not sure if I have had venison before, but I've had all kinds of other stuff....poor rabbit. =( I think we had this at a Cajun place. Ostrich is tasty. I think it's better than beef but it has a bit of an aftertaste.

  2. ooooh thanks for sharing the samoas! I will def. be making that!