Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Menu Planning October 31-November 6 {Plan It Don't Panic Meal Challenge}

03 November 2011

Menu Planning October 31-November 6 {Plan It Don't Panic Meal Challenge}

I just realized that I had forgotten to post our meal plan for this week.  Last week somebody commented that I make some "fun fancy things."  That's not my goal, but I do like experimenting with new recipes.

Monday: Oven roasted sweet potato hash/Eggs  This sweet potato dish was new to me.  Drew liked it; he said, "Feel free to make that again."  :-D

Tuesday: Lentil taco salad/Guacamole
Mash 2 avocados with a fork.
Add 1/4 cup salsa. (Yes, I cheat.)
2 Tbsp lime juice (Note: Do this to prevent browning.  If you don't have limes, lemons work just as well.)
Add 1 Tbsp chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic.
Add dash salt, pepper, red pepper, and coriander to suit your tastes.
Wednesday: Sausages on a bun (They were from Trader Joes.  So, that makes it better.)  On Wednesday, I try to keep it as simple as possible, because Charis and I go to prayer meeting and often don't get home until 7-8 PM.  We would get home earlier, but I also try to grocery shop after prayer meeting.  Which means I want something quick and convenient that day.  It also means my meal planning is usually from Wednesday to Tuesday, instead of Monday to Sunday.

Thursday: Chipotle sweet potato corn chowder  Yes, sweet potatoes again.  I like sweet potatoes, and they're in season.

Friday: Stromboli and Fruit (Apples and Grapes) (I NEED to make this tonight.  Tomorrow, we will be travelling to Pennsylvania to go to the memorial service for Drew's grandfather.  We will be away on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday: Away in Pennsylvania

Sunday: Away in Pennsylvania and driving back to the D.C. Metro area.

I'm linking up again with Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home.


  1. Lemon may work for guacamole, but I think lime is absolutely essential to taste!

    My brother spent 6 weeks in Costa Rica and learned how to make amazing guacamole. He says leaving the pit in the bowl helps prevent browning, too.

    Thanks for sharing your plans! You make some really neat foods!

  2. Gretchen,

    I DEFINITELY prefer limes for the taste, but I don't always have it, so when that happens I use lemon juice. Thanks for the pit idea; I'll have to remember that for next time. My sister spent about 5 months in Costa Rica teaching at a school. What was your brother doing there?

  3. He was doing a study abroad program in the medical field. Wow, neat about your sister! Does she learn a lot about Costa Rican cooking while she was there?