Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Valentine's Day Edition

Isn't Valentine's Day fun?  We celebrated by taking a day trip to a nearby town on Friday. The day was spent poking through antique stores and thrift shops. One of our favorite pastimes when spending time together! My sweetie pie took  me out to lunch, which is always a highlight. We hurried home mid-afternoon to beat the snow that was supposed to appear that afternoon. We were home only a little while before it started to snow and it was so beautiful! They had said that only an inch or so was expected for our area but we ended up getting about 4 inches. Most of it was gone by Saturday afternoon, but so pretty and fun while it lasted!

We celebrated our Valentine's Day with time together and special food. Because of the snow, our church fellowship was postponed to noon instead of the usual mid-morning time. We still had our weekly potluck and just ate first instead of at the end. I cooked our traditional valentine's day steak dinner in the evening. Over the past few years, Andy's grandparents have sent us an Omaha Steaks gift box each year for  Christmas. The first year, we saved the filet mignon for Valentine's Day instead of going out. Evidently we liked it because we've done it every year since! I asked Andy if he wanted something different this year and he assured me that "the usual" was fine with him! So steak dinner it was!

This week's menu. All freezer meals are marked with **.
Breakfast- toast, yogurt "parfaits" with strawberries and blueberries, homemade hot cocoa( I cut this recipe in half for the two of us.)
Lunch- Potluck contribution- Valentine's cookies, plate of salsa rolls, carrot sticks and broccoli
Supper- filet mignon, twice-baked potatoes, salad; dark chocolate Ferroro Rocher candies for dessert

To do: thaw beef, bag of cooked beans and pancakes for tomorrow. 
Breakfast- oatmeal, grapefruit
Lunch-leftover beefy vegetable soup, crackers, carrot sticks and broccoli
Supper- eat at church meeting

To do: soak oatmeal for tomorrow, cook ground beef; save half for tomorrow.
Breakfast- green smoothies, pancakes**
Lunch- leftover twice-baked potatoes, salad
Supper- Beef and bean tortilla bake with sour cream,  tortilla chips with guacamole

To do: bake French bread, soak white beans.
Breakfast- oatmeal, grapefruit
Lunch- leftover tortilla bake
Supper- Lasagna soup, French bread, carrot salad

To do: cook white beans, soak brown rice; cook enough rice for 2-3 meals.
Breakfast- cornmeal mush with cheese, grapefruit
Lunch- leftover lasagna soup
Supper- White beans cooked with carrots, celery and onions and served over brown rice

To do: Thaw chicken. 
Breakfast-oatmeal, grapefruit
Lunch- leftover beans and rice
Supper- lemon-herb chicken, rice, steamed broccoli

To do: plan and cook food for Sunday, hard-boil eggs.
Breakfast- cold cereal, milk, fruit
Lunch- leftovers from week
Supper- creamed eggs, waffles

** Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!

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