Monday, December 13, 2010

MPM: Holidays are upon us!

Less than 2 weeks until Christmas and it is definitely time for holiday parties and other fun!  This also means that Mike's work schedule is ramping up due to extended holiday hours.

Monday: This morning I started the crockpot with a variation of Stephanie's Salsa Chicken.  My version this morning was sans beans. A can of corn, a can of petite diced tomatoes, a small can of green chilis, and about a pound of frozen chicken.  I will cook up a pot of rice when I get home to go with it.

Tuesday: It is definitely turning into soup weather around here! I'll set the bread machine in the morning and make a steaming pot of turkey noodle soup when I get home from work.

Wednesday & Thursday: Mike is working until 9pm both nights, so I'll probably throw together something simple for myself.

Friday: Mike is going to see TRON Legacy in 3D IMAX, and I am staying home as 3D movies make me motion sick.  I will make some English Muffin pizzas for before he leaves so he doesn't spend too much on movie theater food.

Saturday: We have a holiday party to go to, so we are eating there.

Sunday: I'm going to either make a Chicken Pot Pie or a chicken and rice casserole from a recipe from Campbell's.  It will depend on how much energy I have left at the end of the week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MPM: Shortened Week

Well, I knew Monday and Tuesday were planned out for me, but that doesn't excuse this being late!

Monday: Had dinner out.  We had planned on meeting Mike's co-workers, but we missed them (they must have eaten fast).  We still had some delicious Italian food, though.

Tuesday: I have a meeting, so a quick meal of green beans, chicken nuggets and french fries is on the docket.

Wednesday:  Things will slow down a bit and I will make a meal of Easy Enchilladas with leftover rice and some frozen home made refried beans.

Thursday: Spaghetti and meatballs haven't been on the list in a while.  More green beans while we have fresh ones to eat.  If I am on my game, I will program the bread machine in the morning and have fresh bread to go with it.

Friday: Pizza night!  Last week I was half asleep when mixing the pizza dough and had to mix in the olive oil after the dough had come together.  This resulted in a chewier, crispier crust.  I'm not sure if I want to attempt this again, though.  We'll see.  My recipe is always in flux!