Saturday, November 10, 2007

Weekend Cookbook Challenge Week in Review

This was an interesting week. I never did make the chestnut soup or the coconut curried chicken, they got pushed into the next week. But contrary to my belief, there weren't so many leftovers that it was nuts, and it was actually nice to have a good dinner each night.

It was also nice to have a plan for breakfast, it made mornings easier. I never had to run to the store all week, I had everything I needed, thanks to the time I had put into planning. Hopefully I can get faster at that planning, it is worth it.

What I really take away from this week is that it is okay to spend $100+ a week on my family groceries, when I have a plan. I am still coming away from student land where we ate spaghetti most nights to keep costs under $50 a week. This was about having abundance, but with a plan, so that it wasn't excessive or expensive, and it was wonderful.

What I actually cooked/served each day this past week: (compare with my original plan).

Sunday
B: German Pancakes
L: Leftovers
D: Swiss & Mushroom Quiche (Moosewood Cookbook)
Des: Chocolate cream sandwiches cookies

Monday
B: oatmeal porridge
L: Sandwiches
D: Beet penne pasta (The Flexitarian Table) & Slow cooker apple pork roast
Des: Slow cooker Chocolate Almond Cheesecake (Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker)

Tuesday
B: Cranberry orange muffins
L: Sandwiches
D: ate out at Cheddars (due to melting rice cooker)
Des: leftovers

Wednesday
B: banana sour cream muffins
L: leftovers
D:Slow Cooker stuffed peppers
Des: Chocolate souffle

Thursday
B: Oatmeal porridge
L: Sandwiches
D: Slow Cooker Corn Chowder & breadsticks
Des: leftover cookies

Friday
B: apples & breadsticks
L: Leftovers
D: Homemade Margherita Pizza
Des: Grapefruit Ice cream

Saturday
B: pancakes
L: leftovers
D: leftovers

1 comment:

Ashlee and Bill said...

Sounds wonderful! I can't wait to try the souflee, I'm still hoping to get it in this week before we go, but we'll see! I might be baking back to back that last week! Really I just havn't had the time to run out and buy the ramkins!

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