This Week’s Menu
April 23rd – 29th

Back to the menus!  I haven’t done a menu plan for the past couple of weeks because I’ve been too busy to worry about it.  Whatever I found in the fridge or freezer is what we ate.  Worked out well actually.  More on *that* little experiment in a week or so actually.

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Clean your fridge.  I did mine the other day.  Of course, there’s a story as to why.  I don’t have any concrete “proof”.  Nothing that would hold up in court anyway, but all signs lead to an intruder in my house.  I might as well just say it.  Someone snuck into my house and used my vegetable crisper to conduct some sort of bio-hazard experiment.  Assholes.  What a mess.

So …that’s something you could do.  You know you’re a grown  up when a sparkling fridge interior gets you as excited as a house party did in highschool.

This week’s menu … please enjoy.




Recipe Links

My Tofu marinade

Alice from Savory Sweet Life’s Garlic Bread

The Noshery’s delicious Orange Chicken

My Perfect French  Fries


  1. Gayla T says:

    It all sounds yummy! I started buying groceries through a food co-op last month and it’s time to pick it up again in the morning so I too have been cleaning out the fridge. All the little bowls of great leftovers that it would have been a crime to throw away were finally to the point that it was a public health risk not to. This is how I get past the guilt of throwing away perfectly good food that some child in China would thrive eating. Right in the middle of the chore, the garbage disposal quit! The second time since moving here a year ago. It’s under warranty still but such a mess to take everything out from under the sink and then having to put it all back. I am worried though that they may have to get in a haz-mat team when the trash men come on Tuesday. That yucky stuff is in a bag but I’m sure that it will have burst and thrown garbage sky high by then. What I really need is a few nice chickens to feed it all to. At this point in my story chicken woman is supposed to come bursting into my living room but nothing is happening. She is probably egg bound and has the cramps. I’ll let you know if she ever shows.

  2. Barbie says:

    Go out to eat on Sunday 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    Sunday … out! Or get fella to cook! It’s his turn!

  4. Meagan says:

    Oh! I would really like to know your cabbage roll recipe. Always after my Oma’s elusive recipe for those but there of course is no “recipe” for hers and based on her response each time we ask her what’s in them you would think the rolls themselves were in the witness protection program. Sigh. The only tip so far is a mix of meat, never just beef.

  5. Denise says:

    Had to do that a couple weeks ago. Something had been smelling but I couldn’t find it. So one hour before DH needed to leave for the airport I start yanking stuff, he kindly steps in to help. We find the culprit (an unopened bad of coleslaw mix which wasn’t the least spoiled by viewing). So I decide to put it down the disposal. Bad idea. I end up clogging it and he has to crawl under the sink in dress clothes to unclog it before his week away. YIKES.

  6. Nan Tee says:

    Woohoo! First comment! I love Sunday’s as I have no idea what to have throughout the week. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Nan Tee says:

      Crap! If could learn to read, I would see that there are already 5 comments. Off to find my stronger glasses. 🙁

      • Karen says:

        Nan Tee – LOL. I was in the process of approving all of the comments when you left yours so it’s entirely possible there were no comments when you started to leave yours but by the end of it there were 5. 🙂 ~ karen

  7. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I have been craving cabbage rolls..Thanks for reminding me..

  8. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    I liked Tuesday’s emphasis on BIG salad. Is this like Elaine’s famous BIG salad?

  9. Bonnie says:

    Tofu? Really? I thought we were soul sisters when I found out that you don’t like Brussels Sprouts, but tofu is yucky, too. You probably drink iced tea. I am disillusioned.

  10. Tara says:

    I love a sparkling fridge too. Another sign that your not in high school anymore is when you think a sunny day is a great clothes drying day!

  11. Karen says:

    This sounds great, Karen! Quick question…do you make your spring rolls or buy them? I’d love to have the recipe if you make them…Side note: We are blessed now to have a very sweet Vietnamese family living next door to us, and they have brought us the most amazing homemade egg rolls still warm with a really yummy sauce to eat with them. So I’ve been thinking about trying both egg rolls and spring rolls at home…Thanks for the menu inspiration.

    • Karen says:

      Karen – I have in the past made my own spring rolls, but it just isn’t worth the effort for me. There’s a LOT of ingredients, especially if you’re making them with meat. They do taste great, but I’ve found frozen ones that I deep pretty damn good. They’re the only frozen food I buy in fact. ~ karen!

  12. Shauna says:

    Truffle infused Macaroni & Cheese with a side herb salad. That’s my suggestion for Sunday;)

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