Monday, March 23, 2015

Menu plan for the week of March 23

Did you think I forgot this week?  Or that some terrible fate had befallen me so I was not able to get the menu post up?  Or maybe you didn't notice that this post is late?  Oh well.  Whatever.  It's here now.  Didn't forget, nothing terrible happened.  I just wasn't feeling the menu plan this week.  Do you ever have weeks like that?  Or perhaps the better question is, do you ever not have weeks like that?  *Sigh*

It snowed a little last night.  Nothing like the predicted 3-6 inches, but maybe an inch of crusty, wet snow.  My policy when it snows during the night is to bring a shovel out to the bus stop and to spend the wait time shoveling.  Bubby has enthusiastically joined in with me.

Sometimes we get half the driveway done before the bus makes its appearance.

So that's what I did this morning, even though I had to use the dreaded ergonomic shovel because my favorites have already been packed away for the season (why that one was left out, I do not know.  Definitely would not have been my choice).

The bus driver saw me with my shovel, and decided to inform me, because obviously, if I was bothering to shovel, there is no way I could have known, that it was all going to melt by this afternoon.  Thanks, Butch.

To his eye, my shoveling was an exercise in futility.  Why waste time doing something that will take care of itself in time?  And why can't my laundry do that?  Oh wait, it does, albeit slowly.  Why am I folding and putting away laundry again?  Hmmm.  Must think this through.

Anyway, what Butch failed to realize is that I love shoveling.  And it's never a waste of time to do something you love, something that fills you up and gives you a smidgen of joy.

Laundry, on the other hand, I do not love.

On to the menu:

--Wild rice casserole, green beans, applesauce
--Chicken taco casserole (I'm thinking I'll make this in individual ramekins this time--because I can.  And because there are people here who don't like cheese), cauliflower/broccoli/carrots, peaches
--Tacos, tortillas, taco fixings
--Crispy southwest chicken wraps, salad, carrots
--Leftovers and/or fend for yourself
--Grilled bone-in chicken breasts, smashed potatoes (or something with fingerling potatoes--any suggestions?), mixed veggies, pear sauce

Supper next week:
--Meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, applesauce

--Chocolate syrup ('cause I didn't make it last week)
--Some kind of bread for a potluck lunch

Your turn: What's on your menu this week?  And what should I do with my fingerling potatoes?

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