Sunday, September 16, 2012

Menu Plan

We had a pretty good week around these parts...the first full week of school went well for the girls and I somehow made a little "language jump".  Its weird how for months you feel like you make zero progress in learning and suddenly you realize you can (for example this week): understand 90% of what the teacher's say at the parent teacher meeting at school, have a conversation (beyond "hi how are you, how old are your children) with someone at church, watch the news and follow it without too much pain;)!, etc.  Things are just starting to get easier and it feels like a real MIRACLE.  Anyway, so if you are learning at language and reading encouraged!  The cycle has its downs yes, but also its ups:)  So thankful for those times of encouragement.

On to the menu.  We've been buying more and more at our local farmer's market (and I went over budget this week as a result...eek!) but I have some gorgeous squash, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, cheese and milk in my fridge.  YUM!  I've been trying to eat more salads lately and as a result have been trying out new dressing recipes.  This one is SO good! I made a few lame alterations (dried parsely instead of fresh for example) but it was still delish.  I figure eating huge salads with healthy dressings can't be anything but good for me, especially in place of an extra helping of dessert:). 

So here's this week's menu: 

Monday:  Roast Lamb, cauliflower, salad, bread

Tuesday:  Lamb broth soup, zucchini muffins, cheese

Wednesday:  Quiche, salad

Thursday:  Mexican:  Beans and Rice

Friday:  Homemade Pizza (hopefully I will have time to make sourdough crust again...yum!)

Saturday:  Hamburgers or Hotdogs, fries, fresh veg, popcorn (movie night maybe...trying to make some family traditions.)

Sunday:  on verra...

What's on your menu this week and do you ever make your own dressings?  If you've never tried, its actually super easy and way more delicious than bottled!  

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