Meal Plan: October 3, 2009

So much for the plan this week! We changed our minds and did the peanut noodles on Monday night after HH and it was inedible. I think that third bourbon and coke lead to my overestimation of “a big dash” of fish sauce. Ew. So now the duck has been marinating for days. I’m home sick today, so S says he’ll make it tonight. Hopefully tomorrow I can do the empanandas, and then on Friday I might now have dinner plans out.

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4 responses to “Meal Plan: October 3, 2009

  1. Inge

    What do you put in your “hearty salad”? What makes it so hearty? Just curious..

    • Usually nuts are the key. Toast sliced almonds in a pan and let them cool. And then whatever veggies, herbs, or fruit is hanging out in the fridge. Lately it’s been apples. Previous additions include left over roasted potatoes, grilled corn, green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, raw zucchini/squash, carrots, leftover meat. Sometimes a can of beans or chickpeas. A big bowl of hearty salad and some crusty bread is usually enough for dinner.

  2. Inge

    Oh yes, can you also post your recipe for Apple Crisp? Plus, do you have any suggestions for individual meals that can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal? Thanks!

    • I’m long overdue for some recipe you and Ellen asked for. Tomorrow’s a holiday… maybe I’ll have time then…

      Remember all those freezer meals I used to do? These ideas are all from Martha Stewart Everyday Food’s Freeze It section:
      empanadas (sub Smart Ground for meat)
      black bean burritos
      shepherds pie (I always did meat, but I have a recipe for veggies shep’s pie that is good.)

      We keep Wegmans pizzas and Italian store ravioli and gnocchi in the freezer for quick dinners. Someday I’ll figure out how to freeze my own pizza. I also have some split pea soup in the freezer that I’m saving for an emergency work lunch.

      You could freeze any casserole. What about making some extra quinoa casserole or lasagne and throwing individual servings in the freezer?

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