Lentil Soup with french bread and salad
Make corn bread for the week, test out blueberry pie recipe for Thanksgiving
Turkey Bacon BLT's with homemade french fries and salad
Red Beans and Rice and salad
Spicy Pepper Pesto Soba and salad
Spaghetti Squash "Spaghetti" with sauce, garlic bread, and salad
Most of this week's recipes come from Joy of Cooking. I have been working out of that book for some time and find it to be HIT (Ratatoille) or MISS (Schezuan noodles).
The spaghetti squash is really fun and I apapted it from an old Rachel Ray recipe I saw years ago. It's easy - roast a spaghetti squash until it's tender, then pour your marinara (or bolognese) over it. I omit the panchetta and use ground turkey instead of sirloin. It's healthier and I found that the pancetta made it OUTSTANDINGLY salty. So salty that I couldn't even finish it the first time I made it. Pllah. But anyway, you eat it right out of the squash with a fork. The threads of the squash can twist up in your fork just like spaghetti noodles. It's a good way to fool Liam into eating it. YES!
Also, you may notice that I have salad as a side for every meal. It's true. Salads are an automatic thing, like salt and pepper, on the table. Salads are divine. The best salad is a simple salad - spinach or spring greens, salt and pepper, a touch of balsamic and olive oil. That's it. Sometimes I get all fancy, but usualy not. It's delish. It's easy. It's healthy. You get it. Next time I won't get all "I eat salads and so should YOU!" on you.
What are you eating this week? Do you make a menu?