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Monday, November 3, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Last week's menu went well, with the big hit being Friday's breakfast for dinner...we always enjoy a big breakfast meal at dinner, and since it was Halloween, we had green and orange pumpkin banana pancakes - spooky! They were delicious with the pumpkin spiced lattes.

I had a question last week about the lettuce wraps and noodle salad. EmDee makes the lettuce wrap filling, and he's not really a recipe kind of guy...so my best advice on that one is to follow a stir fry recipe you like, dice everything up well, and serve in lettuce leaves - it is delicious! For the noodle salad I make a sauce that roughly follows this recipe:

Peanut Sauce
1/2C peanut butter
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ginger
1 clove minced garlic (optional)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flake or ground cayenne pepper
1/3C light coconut milk
Mix everything over low heat until the peanut butter is melted.

To assemble the salad, cook the noodles and a minute or two before the noodles are done, add some cabbage or broccoli slaw and carrots. (this just takes the edge off the veggies, but leaves a nice bite) Pour the sauce over the noodles and vegetables, add some bean sprouts, diced cucumber, and sesame seeds and toss to coat with sauce. Refridgerate to cool before serving.

Now back to this week's menu...

Monday: Spaghetti and garlic bread with green salads
Tuesday: Chili soup and peanut butter sandwiches
Wednesday: Hashbrown casserole, green salads
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Bachelor beef over noodles, green salads

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Sandra said...

Great menu :)

HeatherPride said...

That noodle salad sounds so tasty! Hello?? Peanut butter AND coconut milk?? I'm in!

CC said...

I LOVE lettuce wraps!!

Martha said...

Sounds like another good menu! I haven't posted mine yet, haven't even planned my meals yet for this week! I know one thing for sure, It's going to have to be a super easy menu this week!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love MPM. One reason is that there are a few of us that also work outside and at home. Talk about balancing all the hats.
I have to say that I've had the honor and priviledge of doing it all FT, PT, WAH, SAHM and now back to FT WAH.
Love the recipe choices.
Happy Election Day!

Sherry said...

Great looking menu! That peanut sauce sounds delish!!