My baby brother is engaged! He just told us today and I am so super excited. His fiance is very cute and sweet and I am so glad she is going to be part of our family. What does that have to do with this week’s menu, you ask? Well nothing, but who cares! It’s just so exciting that I had to share!
Monday – Chicken roll ups and salad. I’m going to take cooked chicken and mix it with cream cheese, chopped celery and a little garlic salt. I’m then going to make roll dough (here is a recipe for whole wheat rolls) and bake them until they are golden. Brushing the tops with butter (the real thing! No fake, plastic margarine here!) before cooking makes them extra yummy.
Tuesday – Chicken pot pie. There is a great recipe for this here.
Wednesday – Clam chowder. There is no recipe for this, Marquis just wings it and it turns out amazing every time. The closest I could find is this recipe.
Thursday – Shepherd’s pie. I had previously made this recipe and doubled it, freezing the second one. This is going to be a wonderful fast and easy dinner, which is great because on Valentine’s Day the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
Saturday – Porcupines and salad. This is a recipe that Marquis’s mom makes and that he ate all the time growing up. I’ve always wanted to try it and I’m not sure why we haven’t before. We’ll be using his mom’s recipe, which I’m not going to type up here, but this recipe is fairly close. We will be using brown rice for ours.
Sunday – Hawaiian haystacks. I usually see recipes for this calling for the cans of condensed cream of whatever soups, which I used to use without thought, but now I just can’t even touch. I found a great recipe for the real thing here that I can’t wait to try, yum!