Monday, October 17, 2011

weekly menu:: week 42

last week i felt like i was constantly cooking.  not that it was hard.  it was worth it.

the kalua pork cooked in the crock pot for 16 hours!  i thought it was ok but the pineapple fried rice was yummy.  it's all a matter of testing it and finding what's right.
the pizza dough i made last week was amazing.  maybe a bit too good.  i actually ate this piece right out of the oven, folded in half and in about 3 bites.  the sauce was not what i expected.  i am a fan of plain tomato sauce out of the can with italian seasoning.
i also made a goat cheese, red onion and avocado pizza that was brilliant.

this week i needed some help and i got it from some of your suggestions.  please keep them coming.  i wanted to wait on making soup but i guess technically it's cooler weather when you go from 102 degrees to 90 degrees, right?

making this week::
monday:  turkey albondigas soup
tuesday:  chicken caprese sandwich, mixed green salad
wednesday:  pasta with three cheese sauce and broccoli
thursday: chicken and artichoke stir fry, rice
friday: pizza 
saturday: our kindergarten class is having a parent social
sunday: leftovers or eat out

i didn't end up making the pumpkin bread until yesterday.  i put it in the oven and then watched some football.  i loved how great the house smelled while it was baking.  it was good but a little too spicy for me.  i am not a huge nutmeg fan, so i may eliminate it next time and add more cinnamon.  i also left it in the oven about 5 minutes too long.  did i mention i was watching the patriots and cowboys game?  anyway, it was still moist and pumpkiny.  i tweeted about it yesterday and gina from skinnytaste said she may have made a mistake on the amount of baking soda.  if there is a correction she will repost the recipe.  so check back on her site later if you want to give it a try.

baking this week::
this week i have a pto meeting, the first middle school dance of the year, and the parent social on saturday.  so i will be very busy baking, decorating and socializing.  this is what i have planned.

pto meeting:  i'm making apple cinnamon coffee cake.  so that's that.
middle school dance: i decided to go with the mummy cupcakes.  halloween theme and yummy.
kindergarten social: i'm going to try these mini pumpkin tiramisus.  it looks easy and will be pretty on a big platter.

any big plans for you this week?

1 comment:

Mackenzie said...

Think of me on Tuesday :) (and give me your recipe if it turns out yummy!)