Saturday, September 20, 2008

Week of September 21, 2008

I'm very sad to say that two items from last week's menu were total flops. The Broccoli and Pork Stir-Fry was simply "average". To be honest, I liked it but my husband didn't. Therefore . . . I won't be making it again. Thing 2 had a few bits, but Thing 1 wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. My mother-in-law said she enjoyed it, but she is a very lovely and polite woman, and I doubt very much she would come for dinner at our house and then tell me she didn't like the meal :-)

The Bruschetta Chicken Bake was - I would go as far to say - BELOW average. Not a favourite here one little bit, but I totally got sucked into the picture on the front cover of the Kraft magazine. Kudos to the marketing geniuses over at Kraft (except I didn't use Kraft cheese, so HA!).

Our one saving grace was the Capellini Caprese - it was a hit across the board here. The husband and Thing 2 LOVED it and Thing 1 even put a few bits in his mouth (a success in my book, b/c he is such a picky eater).

So this week's meals look like this:

Sunday: Out at company picnic and BBQ
Monday: Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula and roasted mini potatoes
Tuesday: Sour Cream Noodle Bake
Wednesday: Cherry Tomato Cucumber and Feta Salad and Sandwiches
Thursday: Spicy, Sauteed Chickpeas, Beef and Cilantro
Friday: Leftovers (I'm assuming we will have lots . . . )
Saturday: Out at a birthday party and BBQ

I really like Beth's idea of Quesadillas as a quick and cost-efficient meal. We haven't had them in a while, and they are an easy favourite around here. I'm going to keep this in mind when I need a last minute meal one hectic evening.

With all the fresh, local apples we have now, I may try a recipe I found in my Everyday Food magazine for Apple-Cinnamon Strudel. The site is down now, so I can't post a link, but if it goes well I will take photos and share.


Donna M said...

Nice to get an update on your meal successes and failures. I thought the bruschetta chicken looked good, and now I am deleting it.

Anonymous said...

That tomato and feta salad looks good. I might try it if I can find enough tomatoes in the garden.

Hope you like the sour cream noodles as much as we do!

Tricia said...

bummer! the bruchetta chicken bake is a favorite around here! but we live in mn where it seems everyone serves casseroles. i haven't had it in a long time cuz i can't have cheese (for syd) & sam doesn't like his food ingredients to be "mixed up" *sigh*

Dara said...

Hope you like the chickpea dish! Thanks for the link.


Amanda said...

Shannon - I made the Bruschetta Chicken Bake last week and did not like it AT ALL! My DH said it was okay, but I threw out the leftovers. Definitely not a favorite here, either. However, I did like the Cheesy Salsa Chicken Skillet in the same issue. Easy and pretty tasty. I love looking at all of your menus and getting ideas!

Jolly Mom said...

I love your blog! I am in dire toddler menu help so this will be a great blog to visit often. I found your blog through Mom Blogs and added the blog roll to my site as well.