Monday, September 29, 2014
I am so glad Mary Ellen started Menu Monday. Two Mondays in a row now I have been inclined to just wing it all week. Unfortunately, winging it usually results in buying prepared food and that's just wasteful. I'd rather save those times for when I'm not well or for special occasions. But, thanks to Mary Ellen, I have been inspired to pull together a menu for the second week in a row.
This week is actually an extra special week in our Church -- a wonderful line-up of fantastic saints to celebrate. That also means more dessert than usual, but hey, you only live once, and as long as it's only once in a while, dessert every night won't kill you.
As with last week, we have no formal plans for breakfast or lunch. Breakfast is usually hot cereal, eggs, granola, or sometimes cornflakes or Cheerios. Lunch is sandwiches, a smoothie, soup or for Faith and I -- leftovers.
Monday -- Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Sandwiches made with rotisserie chicken and the rosemary brioche and pretzel buns my brother made and were leftover from last night, salad and Blackberry Cobbler -- traditional St. Michael dessert (the recipe at the link is made with peaches but you can use any fruit)
Chicken Tortilla Cake (I bought a tortilla press I'm dying to try, also will use leftover chicken), salsa and shredded cabbage
Wednesday -- Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Spaghetti and meatballs, green beans, St. Therese cupcakes
Thursday -- Feast of the Guardian Angels
Cheddar Potato Chowder, tortillas, Angel Food Cake
Fish and chips
Pizza and salad, Poor Man's Cake
Sunday -- Feast of St. Faustina
Poor Boy Steak, Beefy rice, roast carrots, Polish Kremówka Papieska