Menu for March 8 – March 15th, 2010

Can’t be bothered to decide what to eat this week?  Have a look-see here … maybe something will tickle your fancy.

Recipes not included … but you if want ’em let me know.  I’ll start posting them.

March 8th - 15th, 2010

MONDAY – Spicy Beef Satays, Steamed Broccoli, Brown Rice, Spring Rolls with hot chili sauce.

Teenage girl after making several spring rolls.

Everything from scratch except the spring rolls.  Have you ever made spring rolls from scratch?  I’ll deal with the guilt of buying something out of a box over the 14 hour epic saga of making a spring roll from scratch any day.  Those great black and white pictures of deeply wrinkled Asian women you sometimes see?  They’re actually teenaged girls who’ve been forced to spend their childhood helping their mothers make spring rolls.

TUESDAY – Smoke Monster Quesadillas, Refried Beans, Salad with Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onions, Feta Cheese and Cucumbers (balsamic dressing)

What exactly differentiate’s a regular Quesadilla from a “Smoke Monster” Quesadilla?  Um … you eat them while watching “Lost”.  Duh.

WEDNESDAY – BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Gravy

I know my gravy that’s sitting in the freezer, left over from  God knows when is still good because of THIS handy little website …

THURSDAY – Chili Con Carne, Toast and Salad

Supposed to rain and be kindda miserable out.  Will be more miserable when the fella finishes dinner, sits on the coach beside me and drapes himself in the famous “toot muffler” blanket.

FRIDAY – Breakfast for Dinner.  Homemade Egg McMuffin type thingees, Bacon, Mini-French Toasts & Fresh Fruit.

Haven’t done this in AGES.  I love breakfast foods, but I’m not so in love with breakfast.  Breakfast for dinner.  The perfect compromise.

SATURDAY – OFD  (out for dinner)

SUNDAY – I’m gonna wing it.  (I usually watch the cooking shows on PBS on Saturday so maybe I’ll try out something that looks good)


  1. Andrea Claire says:

    I tried to make spring rolls with the rice paper – omg – what a tragedy! LOL An adventure is to make them but not when you are hungry and wanting to eat anytime soon.

    I’d like to see you master those so the rest of us know how it’s done. Please video blog it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Andrea! Yeah, I’ve made spring rolls and it’s actually a lot of fun. A teensy bit time consuming. No time left over to make anything else for dinner with it so you end up having a meal of spring rolls and a luke warm glass of water. (when you’re making spring rolls who has time to wait for the tap to run cold?) And plan to eat around 10 or 11 at night. (provided you get an early start) I’ll look into figuring out a quicker, but still authentic way to make them – karen!

  2. Todd says:

    Quesadillas are a favorite at our house. Our youngest calls them Mexican grilled cheese.

  3. Uncle Shifty says:

    What about Sunday? Maybe get a big ham? We could be there for six, no make that 6:30. Gotta pick up Rayette at the Brass Rail then stop at the beer store.

  4. Cathy says:

    Okay, I’ve just found your blog and have spent the morning laughing out loud (worthy of spelling out) and really connecting with your stories – I have cats, decorated my first house with antiques and granny furniture (what was I thinkin’!), had a red room in said house, and just now….reading over your menu for this week and “Smoke Monster Quesidillas”….LOVE it, cause I’m just ‘that’ kind of Lost fan. Thanks for the joy of your blog…I’ve added you to my reader and we’ll be having quesidillas for the finale!

    • Karen says:

      Cathy! Thanks so much for your comment. I could almost pass out I’m so upset over the finale of Lost coming up. I went into mourning after Sex and the City was cancelled. I’m afraid I may have to start wearing a shroud and be hold up in a dark room with no stimulation after Lost goes off the air. Ugh. Try the antojitos with the quesadillas for the Lost finale! They’re a bit of work, but you can make extra and freeze em. Soooooo good. Thanks again! Glad you’ve hopped on board.

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