Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today's Special 4/5-4/11

Man I really didn't feel like planning this week's menu, but I did so you better not complain.

Sunday: Plan your own meal! Annie's making my dinner! :D

Monday: Linguine with White Clam Sauce with steamed carrots- this is a new recipe to use up my leeks

Tuesday: Sloppy Joes with Potato Salad (I don't have a written recipe for this yet)

Wednesday: Spinach & Four Cheese Manicotti I was going to make My Favorite Lasagna but I had some ricotta cheese to use up. The leftover spaghetti sauce from last week works well with both. Oh I like to use large shells instead of manicotti because they don't tear as easily and are easier to stuff.

Thursday: Lentil Loaf with Checca Sauce with steamed broccoli and rolls (a new recommended recipe... thanks Heidi and Paul!)

Weekend: Pot Stickers with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce (there are no sides... what do you think I am, a MACHINE?)


Rachel said...

You make me laugh.

heidi said...

I'm so pleased the lentil recipe you expressed interest in was well-received! Although Paul did a bait-and-switch, this is a different recipe than I'd mentioned on my comment to Random Things I Like. Sublime, anywho.

Paul says, it's a doozy. (TIME consuming.)

I say, it's delish! My parents went to Europe & Africa for 8 months on their hippie-trekking honeymoon, and brought back a love for Greek Salad (from their favorite place EVER) and for lentils (from Africa). Lentils cooked in a crockpot (or, just, really well-cooked) with caramelized onions and lots of spices, served over corkscrew pasta, was my fave. dish for years, growing up. One of the first things I ever learned to make. Taught it to Paul, too, we always make it spicy and have it with yoghurt and lime.

(Also, second favorite: roast beef with ketchup. This still horrifies my honey no end.)

Thanks for putting the LENTIL dish on Recipe Zaar! Paul couldn't remember where he'd found it.

Oo, last thing... They have an annual chili day at Paul's work, last year HIS veggie chili won first prize... Lots of compliments... He got it from Emeril but was mum about that & took full credit! :) Gotta love it. BAM.