Meet the Sullivans: Menu Monday 8/22!

August 22, 2011

Menu Monday 8/22!

{Cute idea for using extra letter magnets--image from Pintrest}
I'm officially back to work this week--School starts on Wednesday! That means its time for me to get organized and back to menu planning! During the summer I usually fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to dinner planning--I'll find a recipe online, make something I saw on television, make up my own creations (which never seem to turn out right) or fall back on something I know we love. Now that both our schedules will be jammed its nice to know I have shopping and dinner planned for the whole week!

Here are a few "new" things we'll be trying out this week:
Clockwise from top left:

Salami-Mozzarella Calzone (Food Network Magazine)- I filed this calzone idea in my recipe binder months ago and rediscovered it this weekend as I menu planned. It's from I'm happy to have found it because I was planning to just make any old pizza and now I get to try making something new instead. It calls for giardiniera (pickled mixed vegetables) and a few people reviewed it and said it didn't work out too well, so I'll replace them with sauteed spinach and onion. {Click here for the complete recipe}

Beef-Broccoli Stir-Fry (Cooking Light Magazine)- A few great things about stir-frys: they only use one pan, which = less cleaning, the prep is usually simple and they taste great!

This recipe was alright. We both agree that it could have used some extra flavor, or perhaps extra sauce.

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas (Real Simple)- These sound really easy to throw together. We'll have them with a little side salad.

We liked this recipe, and I would definitely make it again. Next time I would add a little salsa to the filling. Here is the original recipe from Real Simple.

BLT Pasta with Corn and Fresh Ricotta (Rachel Ray Magazine)- Doesn't this sound like the ultimate comfort food? I'm really hoping it turns out well! I will definitely share the results with you!{Click here for the complete recipe}

I hope everyone has an excellent week! I'm really looking forward to meeting all of my new students and getting this year off to a great start. What are you whipping up this week?

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