Monday, September 28, 2009

Menu Plan - Week of September 28

Last week the flexible menu plan worked very well for us. For the one day that I hadn't planned a dinner, we came up with a meal that we liked so much that we're doing something similar this week. I'll post the recipe (well, just the guideline ... I didn't use a recipe or measure anything!) after the menu plan.

My son planned the menus for this week, and also made up a grocery list. (How wonderful is he?!)

Monday: Grilled pork chops with Asian flavors (see below), stir-fried noodles, sugar snap peas

Tuesday: This is a "wing it" day ... no plan yet.

Wednesday: Deli sandwiches (ham and cheese are on sale)

Thursday: Hamburgers with Swiss cheese, fried peppers and onions, oven fries

Friday: Chicken and asparagus stir-fry, rice

Grilled chicken (or pork chops) with Asian flavors: Slice boneless chicken breasts into thin cutlets, then marinate them in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, onion, fresh ginger, and rice vinegar. (I would have added sesame oil, but I ran out.) Cook them in the grill pan. On the side we had noodles stir-fried with the same seasonings; another option would be to stir-fry rice in the same way.

Cost-saving tip: The noodles in the Asian food aisle at my supermarket cost at least twice as much as spaghetti noodles. I used spaghetti, which I cooked in advance and tossed with a bit of canola oil before refrigerating. It may not be completely authentic, but it's as good as what we've had at hibachi restaurants.

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  1. Wish I could make myself plan as you do...

  2. YUM! This is making me hungry!

  3. Well good for your sweet son!! That's fantastic!! Looks like he did a great job. :) What time is supper? LOL

  4. sent you a bloggy award because i love your blog!
    Great job:)


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