Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday- Week of August 10, 2009

This week is a short week for us since I am taking the girls to Maine on Friday, so I will be taking everything perishable in fridge and trying to use it:

Breakfast: Cranberry Scones, Eggs & Toast, Pancakes( w/ Kefir instead of buttermilk), oatmeal and muesli

Lunches: Leftovers, Chicken salad if needed


Monday: Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry w/ Chicken & Broccoli

Tuesday: Garden Penne ( Vegetarian)

Wednesday: French Ham and Leek Shepard's Pie

Thursday: Grilled Chicken on Salad Greens w/ Quinoa & Carrots

Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe Below)

Indian Pudding- never made from last week

I'll be away next week, so I won't have a menu plan... Going to Maine for a family reunion!!! Yay!!

Here is the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies... they are healthier too!
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup organic unrefined white sugar
  • 1 cup sucanat ( natural sugar) replacement for brown sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon Black Strap Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  1. Cream together the butter, white sugar, sucanat and molasses until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  2. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

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  1. I love cooking with leeks. They're so good.
    You have a terrific menu planned

  2. @ Rona- Thanks for the positive feeback on my menu! Truly appreciated.