Sunday, December 13, 2009

Menu Plan for 12/14-12/20

Well, we're still in a deep freeze here. And no snow yet. Somehow, being this cold just doesn't seem right without the fluffy white stuff!

I've pried my nose off the window long enough to post my menu, but plan on stickin' it right back up after!

If I can get the kids out of the way first.

Really. I need some snow. Seriously. It's bad.

I bought a hat and everything.

Here's what's cookin' this week...

Monday: Oatmeal w/ peaches
(leftover) Meatloaf sandwiches, apples
Navy Bean soup (with leftover ham bone), sourdough bread, salad (carried over from last week)

Tuesday: Poached eggs on toast
Leftover Navy Bean soup, crackers, orange slices
Chicken Enchiladas, green salad

Wednesday: Plum Smoothies, English muffins
Toasted cheese sandwiches, lime jello w/ pears
*Potato/Corn Chowder, homemade rustic multi-grain bread

Thursday: Pumpkin waffles
Leftover Potato/Corn Chowder, crackers, banana
Tater Tot casserole, spinach salad

Friday: Blueberry Coffeecake
Toasted Tuna sandwiches, sliced apples
Chicken Tortilla Soup, cornbread

Saturday: Spiced Blueberry Muffins, hot chocolate
Leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup, crackers
Lasagna, sourdough, salad

Sunday: Granola
Venison Stew, homemade rustic multi-grain bread

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Potato/Corn Chowder

5 large potatoes, unpeeled and diced
1 bay leaf, broken in half
2-3 carrots, chopped
1 sweet onion, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup flour
1 T. sea salt
2 bags (16 oz.) frozen corn
1 cup cream
1/4 t. paprika
1/2 T. dried tarragon (or more, depending on taste)
ground pepper to taste

In large pot, put potatoes, onion, carrots, celery and bay leaf. Cover with water and cook until carrots are tender. Scoop 1-2 cups into blender or food processor and blend with 1/2 cup flour and salt until smooth. Stir into pot and let simmer until thickened. Add corn, paprika and tarragon. Mix a couple of tablespoons of hot soup into cream to bring temperature up. Then add cream to pot. Season with pepper.

*P.S.* As I finish this, the snow has started to fall. I just may cry. Now I have to go try out that hat!


Nana K said...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow :)
I'm so jealous!!!!

I'm saving your potato/corn chowder recipe to my cookbook for next winter, sounds delicious.

SnoWhite said...

Your chicken tortilla soup sounds delightful!

Rona's Home Page said...

It's been cold in Las Vegas. In the 40's.

You have a terrific menu planned.