Sunday, November 29, 2009

Menu for 11/30-12/6

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I certainly enjoyed mine.

Probably, more than I should have.

I'll be consuming massive amounts of water today to combat the T-day bloat...still wearing the stretchy pants! I'm hoping to be back to my normal flabby self by tomorrow...it just wouldn't do to be seen in the post turkey pants! It's kind of like wearing white after Labor Day.

At least in my world.

Since we're starting school again this week, the menu will be pretty simple. There's nothing like good, old-fashioned comfort food, a roaring fire in the fireplace and a few holiday tunes to cap off a hard day of learning.

Here's what's cookin' at our house this week...

Monday: Oatmeal w/ blueberries
P.B & J. sandwiches, sliced apples
Homemade meatballs, buttered noodles, spinach salad

Tuesday: Poached eggs on toast
Corndog muffins, cottage cheese & peaches
Crockpot Barbecue Beef, rice, coleslaw

Wednesday: Cranberry Streusel Muffins, *homemade hot chocolate
Baked potatoes w/ tomatoes, cheese & ranch, sliced apples
Spicy Split Pea soup, homemade multi-grain bread

Thursday: Plum smoothies, cinnamon toast
Lentil soup, crackers
Taco salad, cornbread

Friday: Mom's Cream of Wheat Pudding, peaches
Vegetable Beef soup, homemade rolls
Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli

Saturday: Waffles
Leftovers
Fried Chicken, Buttermilk biscuits, salad

Sunday: granola
Chili, cornbread

*Recipes*

Hot Chocolate Mix

2 cups organic powdered sugar
1 cup organic cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
2 t. arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1 t. sea salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Sift ingredients together. To make, add 4 Tb. to 1 cup of heated milk. Stir. Top with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings or cinnamon.

Waffle Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup cocoa powder
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar (sucanat, rapadura, or organic sugar)
1 t. vanilla
2 cups flour (I use organic white flour for this)
1/4 t. sea salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional (hazelnuts are extremely amazing here!)

Add cocoa & eggs to melted butter. Mix well. Add sugar & vanilla. Mix. In separate bowl, mix flour & salt. Fold flour mixture into wet mixture. Add nuts, if desired.

Drop by tablespoons onto hot waffle iron for 3 minutes. Do not over bake! Frost while warm. Cream cheese or coffee flavored frosting are my favorites!

You can find more menu plans at http://www.orgjunkie.com/

1 comment:

Nana K said...

Hi Kim

I just can't pass up a cup of hot chocolate but I've never tried it with cayenne pepper before.

I will have to try it, any excuse will do :)