Meal Plan Monday- at Lisa's House

>> Monday, September 10, 2012

I sat down this weekend with a new to me cookbook and pulled out four new to me recipes. I tend to pick out 4 meals that are for sure and then the other 3 days fall back on basics like eggs or easy sandwiches or leftovers, so my menu plan is only for four nights.  I also don't decide which meal is for which might until I go to cook, and see how my day went.

Here's the four things we are going to try this week, all of them are from the cookbook A Flash in the Pan: Fast, Fabulous Recipes in a Single Skillet.

Chicken with sweet peppers and balsamic vinegar (p. 18) with noodles.
Red Curry chicken saute with coconut and lime (p.27) with Jasmine rice.
Salt and Pepper Cube steaks with smoky red onion (p.71) with mashed potatoes.
Tunisian eggplant and chickpea ragout (p. 150) with couscous, I think.

I'd love to see how you plan your meals for the week, if you do. Don't worry about it being on Monday or fully fleshed out, just let me know what you're thinking about making.


Changes afoot at the What's for Lunch Blog

>> Sunday, September 9, 2012

After a recent discussion of this blog and lunch and our kids, one of the other contributors and I have decided that we need to shake things up a bit here on the Lunch blog. We both love to read about other people's food and miss the participation here.  We did a little brainstorming and came up with some ideas for posts that we'd love to see.

  • What you ate for lunch today!
  • Your weekly menu plan, if you have one. (Mine is posting tomorrow to get us going.)
  • Cookbook reviews
  • How you organize your recipes so that you don't forget that really awesome stew you made last winter.
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Inventive ways to get picky eaters to eat
  • "What do I do with" ingredient X. For example, I have a cup of leftover coconut milk, what should I make? (don't answer that here.)
  • Anything else food related.
As a parent, I'm particularly interested in how you get kids to eat new things, but if you post about your little angel who eats mushroom foam and sushi and begs for  lentils instead of mac and cheese, I might ban you. (Ok, kidding, but don't be a show off.)

What do you think?


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