Monday Menu

This week’s inadvertent menu theme is Around the World. I love it when that happens. I also love it when I know there are a couple nights I won’t have to cook. In my imagination, time will magically expand so that I can finish three different painting projects, clean the house, write six blog posts and a proposal, bake cookies, chain saw the rest of the hedges, and redecorate two bedrooms. Among other things. I get a little ambitious in the week before my inlaws come to visit.

Monday: Cabbage Rolls (from the freezer)

Tuesday: Fish tacos

Wednesday: Lasagna (Mom’s bringing dinner!)

Thursday: Sesame Soba Salad with Shiitakes and Tofu Croutons (Cook This Now)

Friday: Braised pork country ribs, mashed potatoes

Saturday: Aguado de Gallina (Ecuadorean Chicken and Rice Soup), London Broil, potatoes, salad

Sunday: Early Thanksgiving family gathering (I’m responsible for pie and cranberry sauce)


Last week on Home Baked

Banana Walnut Cake

Monday Menu


What would you do today if you didn’t have to make dinner?

Monday Menu

Those cabbage rolls I was going to make last week? Too ambitious for a weeknight. I ditched the plan and made grilled cheese sandwiches instead. The Hub made the cabbage rolls on Saturday (along with a Polish apple cake…mmm…) and they were worth the effort. (His effort, that is. My efforts on Saturday involved a paintbrush.) There was enough left for another full dinner, so I packed them into the freezer for another week.

This week we included one slow cooker meal (pot roast) and one meal created from leftovers (ragout made from leftover roast). Wednesday is the most complicated meal, but I’ll cook the barley in the morning. If you’re not home during the day, you could cook it the night before–it takes about an hour.

Monday: Sesame noodles, potstickers and edamame

Tuesday: Pot roast (slow cooker), mashed potatoes, broccoli

Wednesday: Chicken breasts with bay leaves, barley with carrots & scallions (Cook This Now), roasted brussels sprouts

Thursday: Beef ragout on pasta, salad

Friday: Pizza Night


Last week on Home Baked

Getting organized for homework and music practice

Monday Menu


What are you cooking this week? Share a meal in the comments!