Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Menu Planning

Before I jump into this week's menu, I'll take a moment to finish up last week's. Yesterday I made the Chickpea Rice Soup with Cabbage for lunch..

Chickpea Rice Soup with Cabbage photo 20140810_153510_zpsab07zaex.jpg

The Verdict: This Nothing special. When I tasted the finished product, I thought it was too watery and not rich enough, so I poured in a little Creamy Portobello Soup, then added a can of diced tomatoes. Better, but still missing something. Extra fresh dill made a big difference, taking this soup from boring to..pretty good. I think if I were to cook it again I'd use a different bean; the chickpea just didn't seem right in this dish. For dinner I made a simple meal of Gardein Turk'y Cutlets, mashed potatoes, and green beans, a perfect Sunday supper.

Turk'y Cutlets, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans photo 20140810_195105_zpsw2oouawt.jpg

Now, on to this week. Chip is working crazy hours again, actually had to be up at 1 o'clock this morning! Since I never know when he'll be home for meals, I'll be focusing on recipes that are either slow-cooked or can be easily re-heated. In no particular order, here's my plan for the week:

Yes, there are a lot of soups/stews because, as I've mentioned before, Chip is a soup lovin' kinda guy and I know he'll gobble these up without complaint! Well, except for the curry..I'll probably be on my own for that one.

I'm also going to be making a couple of desserts, at my hunny's request, but haven't planned them out yet.

I'll be headed to the grocery store as soon as they open,  am fortunate that I have most of this week's ingredients on hand! My wallet and I love when that happens. *smile*

Have a great day,




  1. I know how you feel; I hate when my soups seem to taste too watery. ;(
    Glad to hear that you were able to fix it though!

    p.s: Yams are sooo good! :9<3

    1. Yams are delicious, Adi! I'm so glad it's almost autumn so we can eat more & more soups & yummy hearty foods. :)