Menu Week 6
Reflections from the Back counter
We are now into the sixth week of menu planning on this blog. Having these plans in place has helped me stay on track during some recent hectic times. In spite of my plan and resolve to maintain an orderly approach to meals and family time in my house, there are days when I am lucky if we have enough milk to ensure that at least we can have a bowl of cereal for dinner. Such is life. Control is an illusion as we cannot predict or plan for every eventuality. However, there is comfort and security in the knowledge that in one arena, there is a plan in place; ready to support me and redirect me when I start to drift off course. The reality is that there are cereal nights, fast food nights and sometimes fend for yourselves nights. These nights heighten the appreciation of a home cooked meal enjoyed in the company of friends and family.
Sunday: Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday dinner is a traditional holiday meal that celebrates spring, family and religious tradition. This is not the time for experimentation as families are comforted by the ritual of the meal and the traditional dishes. Our family is no exception to this and so we will be having the standard Easter Sunday meal!
Spiral Honey Baked Ham
I also add capers or pickle relish to the potato salad
Monday: Hearty Ham and Lentil Soup
This is a great way to use up your left over ham and enjoy an easy to prepare meal. This can also be made in the crock pot.
Taco salad http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/108392
This salad looks great in a glass bowl! A meal in one. For heartier appetites add a side dish of Spanish rice.
Fettucine with brussel sprouts and pine nutshttp://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/240591
Grilled apple and chicken sausages (I prefer Aidells)
This is an incredibly fast but delicious dinner. Throw the sausages on the grill or in a skillet and slice on the diagonal when ready.