Meet the Sullivans: Menu Monday 10/25

October 25, 2010

Menu Monday 10/25

Happy Monday! 

Last week was SO busy. We moved all weekend. Sunday was our first night in our new "home" and we have spent most of our free time tying up all the lose ends, getting those little things we've realized we don't have but need, having family or friends over, etc., that I have been whipping up dinner in the kitchen without taking many pictures.

The weekend was wonderful because it was the first time we could really enjoy and take in our new space and I was able to take some time Saturday to flip through all the recipes I've been wanting to try and plan our weekly menu. We have another busy week ahead and here are the things I will be whipping up in the kitchen:

All recipes are from Cooking Light.

clockwise from top left:

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Chicken with Buffalo Sauce- I meant to make this a few weeks ago, but because of our move I never got around to it. My husband is a big fan of Buffalo Sauce'd anything so I really had to make this for him. I am serving it with brussel sprouts and baked sweet potato fries. Keith was home today, so he cut up the sweet potatoes before I got home (sweet husband!). 

10/26 We had this for dinner last night. It was really good! The panko makes all the difference. I chopped the red peppers really, really finely but they still barely resembled a traditional buffalo sauce...even after I threw it in my Cuisinart mini-prep. I suggest doubling the blue cheese stuffing and the hot sauce (if you like it spicy).

English Cottage Pie- We will be at Keith's mom's house one night this week to watch our favorite shows together so I'm going to fix this the night before to take over there and pop in the oven. Last week we did take-out but this is healthier and more cost efficient.

Pumpkin Pie Pudding- Looks delicious! I especially like the presentation and it doesn't sound too difficult. 

10/31 This was not difficult to make, but I once again learned that following the directions is very important. I substituted flour for the cornstarch which resulted in the pudding never solidifying. Needless to say we never tried the pudding. 

Sesame Brown Rice Salad with Shredded Chicken and Peanuts- This should be healthy and refreshing after all of the hearty comfort food we have been having lately.

This was really, really good. I will be making this again and again. 

1 comment:

Kendall Jones said...

I have that Blue-Cheese Stuffed Chicken in my pile of "to-makes". Let me know how it turns out!!