Every week I will share our meal plan for the coming week. Making your own food is a great way to save money, explore new cuisine, and eat healthy (if you choose to make healthy foods). A good meal helps bring people together and as you improve your cooking skills you will impress more and more people! I generally use recipes as a starting off point and then experiment with different proportions or ingredients. Leftovers make great lunches for the 9-5 crowd who might otherwise have to decide between a sandwich or a pricey cafeteria.
This Week For Dinner…
Cavatini with Apple Pie å la mode
This was the recipe I was thinking of last week. If you like pizza you’ll love this casserole because it is essentially pizza casserole.
This basic noodle, tuna, mayo, and relish dish is a breeze to make. It can really hit the spot sometimes as well. If you find it too bland or boring it is easy to add spices or ingredients to kick it up a notch.
Sausage & Sauerkraut with Pierogis
Here is another uber simple recipe. Slice up 2-4 ropes of sausage and throw into a pan. Add a jar or bag of sauerkraut and heat up. If you’d like to make a more advanced version, then add bits of bacon, apples, and some brown sugar to the mixture. Serve the whole thing piping hot with your lederhosen on. Pierogis make a nice side dish. Steamed peas add some color and nutrition to round out the meal. What is your favorite homemade ethnic food?
Shrimp Po Boys with Tater Tots and steamed veggies
This is a new dish that we have never made before. I have not decided on a specific recipe to follow but there are several if you search the internet. This Louisiana staple is made or broken by quality bread. At least that is what I gathered from reading online sources. Hopefully our 79¢ manager’s special Hoagie Rolls pass the mustard.
Crackers & Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Bananas
Bananas are 59¢/lb at our local grocery store. Cottage cheese is still a popular craving in the household. Bagels have also been making an appearance to hold over empty stomachs until mealtime.