This week we tried two new things that I found on Sandra's blogs. The pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and pizza. We really liked them both! Lucas absolutely LOVES the muffins! If you like pumpkin, you have to try these muffins.
We also had a little family party for Logan over the weekend. We took him to the park and let him ride his new bike on Saturday and on Sunday we did cake and presents (minus the bike that he got on his actual birthday).
He turned 5, but it was only my second time to make a cake for him rather than buy one. This time I made a homemade cake, rather than using a box. It was my first time to use the recipe, so I was worried it wouldn't turn out right. However, it is very YUMMY!! Certainly not one for a diet though!! I doubled the recipe and used two 9x13x2 pans to bake it in. Notice how much butter is in this thing!! For doubling the recipe, I used 5.5 STICKS of butter!!! It is a very rich cake and you won't eat a very big piece. I kind of cheated with decorating it because I'm just not that talented. I used Playmobil pirates and I think it turned out pretty cute!!
This is another week with minimal grocery shopping. After this week I am pretty much out of veggies, so I will have to buy more next week. This is my 3rd week of planning and cooking off of what I have. This week for our dinners, I just have to buy ingredients for the cream sauce for my meatballs. I need to get bread, orange juice, and a few other things, but not much.
Sunday--lunch--homemade pizza and homemade cake (we didn't have this Saturday...we took Loan to the park to ride his bike and got back too late)
Monday--Mexican spaghetti, salad, bread
Tuesday--buffalo/pork/cranberry sausage dogs, French fries
Wednesday--meatballs with cream sauce, rice pilaf, steamed veggies
Thursday--smoky Appalachian chicken, saffron rice, corn
Friday--steak, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies
Saturday--chicken and dumplings*
For more menu plan Monday fun, head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Labels: Menu Plan Monday