So there’s new breakfast items on the menu this week and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been variations upon variations of eggs, breakfast meats, toasts, etc., which is fine, but I want something different once in awhile. I indulged myself at the grocery store and purchased a box of plain couscous (wild, man! treating ones self to couscous!) just in time to run into a recipe for breakfast couscous – honey, cinnamon, milk, almonds and I’m adding apple and maybe bananas. I honestly can’t wait. I had a difficult time creating this week’s menu. I paged through magazine after magazine and even Tastespotting’s run of pictures weren’t what I was looking for. I just couldn’t find anything that excited me. So I guess the theme was “keep the grocery bill low by not buying lots of meat” so I’m using up the odds and ends in our freezers. What I came up with isn’t bad at all.
Dinner: fajitas with the last of our stash of skirt steak, rice and beans
Breakfast: orange rolls – I’m feeling like something sweet, bright, and zesty
Dinner: pasta bake with mini meatballs, garlic knots
Breakfast: cinnamon swirl pancakes
Dinner: spicy red beans, sausage and rice, cornbread
Breakfast: Farmer’s Country Breakfast, butter dips
Dinner: green chili pork stew
Breakfast: hot breakfast couscous (eggs and grits for Erik)
Dinner: BLT’s, spicy roasted potato wedges, some vegetable for a side
Breakfast: biscuit breakfast sandwiches (finally making those freezer biscuits this weekend!)
Dinner: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
Breakfast: egg and bacon scramble
Dinner: pork chops, potatoes rosti, some vegetable side I haven’t figured out yet
For my baking projects, I’m tackling another recipe for bread. My mother in law gave me her mother’s recipe for potato bread and I’m going to try it out for our sandwiches. For desserts, I’m making coffee streusel bundt cake. More on this deliciousness later.