Even the best laid plans have to be flexible in order for them to work. That was the case with last week's menu.
I couldn't find my recipe for chicken spaghetti on Monday so I went with another recipe by the same name but with less than stellar results. It was edible though and was eaten but didn't get the same oooh's and aaah's that I had anticipated. Tuesday's shrimp stir-fry was good but didn't have quite as much flavor as I was hoping for. Apparently I had misread a bag of frozen potatoes as I made plans for Wednesday's Eggs for Dinner Casserole; I had a bag of frozen french fries, not hashbrowns. Thursday's Philly Chicken sandwiches went off without a hitch and Friday's Bubble Pizza turned into pancakes as we needed to get out of the house pretty quick to make it to a ballgame.
So I'll give it another whirl and see if this week can turn out better. Here's what we'll be eating, in no particlar order. I don't usually plan the sides but I always have salad, fruit, steamed veggies and bread available to fill in/round out the meal.
Impossible Tuna Pie (I'll be improvising this recipe)
Beans and Rice Con Queso
Pasta with Vegetables and Cheese
Chicken Pepper Steak with Rice
There was a bit of baking in our kitchen this weekend. Although it never seems to last very long. A 15 x 10 pan of toll house bar cookies baked yesterday is more than half gone. Alison loves lemon so I baked a Lemon Loaf today (new recipe). I think it will be good as a breakfast bread or a dessert. I bet it doesn't last longer than two days. The recipe came from this book. I checked it out after reading that it was one of Jill's favorites.