Monday, February 25, 2008

Menu-Plan Monday

Last week's menu choices went over really well. G loved, loved, loved the chicken & broccoli lasagna. The meatball sub recipe was EXCELLENT (we had leftovers for lunch on Saturday, since we didn't go to my parents' house due to weather, bummer). The pot roast was a great first attempt for me & the leftovers are actually part of a roll-over meal this week!

Sunday: Beef Vegetable Soup**
Monday: Cheddar Garlic Chicken
Tuesday: dinner with G's family
Wednesday: Steak Sandwiches
Thursday: Family Night with G's family
Friday: pierogies w/ onions maybe?

**I had never made homemade vegetable soup before until last night. I was nervous because G is a picky eater & doesn't really like anything tomatoey (although he did discover on Friday that he now likes tomato soup, so I think it's a work in progress). G ended up having seconds & asking if he could take it in his lunch this I would say I did a good job! Here is what I did.

I sauteed diced carrots, onions & celery in the bottom of a big soup pot, in some olive oil, salt, pepper & some worcestershire sauce. While those were getting tender, I also started a pot to boil off some potatoes. Once the veggies were tender, I added into the pot the strained & defatted broth leftover from last week's crockpot pot roast. I also added in about two cups of chicken broth that I had on hand from making boil-in-bag rice for Sunday's lunch...just because I had it around & didn't want to waste it. Then I poured in a can each of diced tomatoes, corn, peas & tomato soup. I put the potatoes in once they were fork-tender. I was going to add some barley, but I thought it wasn't wise to push too many new ideas into G's food at that will be for next time! It was a delicious soup! :)


Jenn said...

Glad to hear your veggie soup was a success! My husband is a vegetarian so we eat it a lot around here. :)

Melissa said...

Glad to hear you liked the Garlic Cheddar Chicken. Glad you found it. Had no idea it was on somebody else's blog but glad to hear people like it!

Megan said...

sounds like you're doing just great with trying new things and experimenting!