Sunday we went to Mt. Vernon for the basement tour. We haven't seen National Treasure: Book of Secrets (and probably won't until it comes out on dvd), but part of the movie was filmed there so they opened up the basement for public tours for one month only--and only on weekends. It was sooo cold out, so we basically only went to do the tour and then headed home. We stopped at Ikea on the way home. I was looking for a certain rug, but they didn't have it. I'll have to keep checking!
Last week I made green chili stew for the first time. It really isn't a pretty soup, but it was sooo good! One thing, the recipe calls for 4 large potatoes. I think mine were large baking potatoes, so I only used two of them.
Green Chili Stew (from Fix it and Forget it Diabetic cookbook)
2 T. oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 lb. extra lean ground sirloin
⅓ lb. ground pork
3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 4-oz. cans diced green chilies
4 large potatoes, diced
10-oz. pkg. frozen corn
1 t. black pepper
1 t. crushed dried oregano
½ t. ground cumin
½ t. salt
We didn't use two meals from last week, so those are carried over to this week.
Monday--caramel apple pork chops*, brown rice, steamed broccoli
Tuesday--steak fingers*, tater tots, salad
Wednesday--basil pasta with chicken, bacon, and spinach* (I'll post next week if it turns out--the recipe is on the bag of pasta), salad
Thursday--continental beef* (from this cookbook), noodles, green beans
Friday--apricot pecan chicken*, brown rice, steamed veggies
Wow--looks like we will be having lots of new things this week!!
For more menu plan fun, head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie!!