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Monday, March 2, 2009

Menu Plan - week of March 2-7

Here it is:

This week DH has a busy week at work with a project that may mean he isn't home for dinner alot, so it may actually change nightly.. but for now, here it is:

I rarely plan meals for Sunday night since it's usually just DH and myself and the youngest of the kids -- the older kids all go to their dad's house on that day -- so we just wing it or eat from the stash of leftovers in the fridge/freezer.

Monday -
Salmon Potato Cakes -- (yeah, I get to try adding salmon to my diet) - my normal recipe won't work cause it uses cracker crumbs so I will be trying the recipe below. We'll make a double batch since one would never be enough with our crew.
Brown Rice Pilaf
Chopped Cantaloupe

Salmon Potato Cakes
makes 4 large cakes (or 6-8 small ones)
1 can salmon (about 14 oz.)
1/2 cup mashed potato flakes
2 eggs
2 green onions, chopped
tobasco, to taste

Drain the canned salmon and flake with a fork into a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Start with slightly less mashed potato flakes and add more as necessary to acheive the right texture. You want the mixture to be moist, but to hold together well enough to form patties. Form into patties. Heat a pan to medium high and add a bit of oil or cooking spray. Add the salmon patties to the hot pan. Allow to cook undisturbed for about 4 minutes, and then flip over and cook on the other side for about 3 minutes. The fish is fully cooked, so it doesn’t take too long.

Tuesday -
Black Bean Chicken Chili -- will plan to make a double batch of this since it's hubby's fav and I can eat it for leftovers too.
Carrots and Ranch

Turkey & Gravy - full sized will make for lots of good leftovers ( I get to try turkey too this week)
mashed potatoes-- some with rice milk for me!
Veggies of choice

Thursday -
French Toast (buckwheat pancakes for me from the freezer)
Eggs & Bacon or Sausage

Friday -
Deer Steaks (last package --yumm) & homemade gravy
Baked Potatoes
Veggies of choice & Fruit

Sat -
Colin's Favorite Sesame Chicken
Fried Rice (from freezer stash)

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