Saturday, March 22, 2008

Menu Week 6 : Control is an illusion

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
Potato Salad
I also add capers or pickle relish to the potato salad
Deviled Eggs
Cold asparagus
Green 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

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 nuts


Grilled apple and chicken sausages (I prefer Aidells)
Sliced melon
Garlic bread

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.


Grilled pizza

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