Monday, December 3, 2012

Menu #29

See those photos above?  Those are snapshots of my biggest addiction right now!  These are the Salted Caramel Cookies from Great Harvest Bread Co in Temecula.  Everything they make at the Great Harvest Bread Co is superb, but this cookie is just ridiculous!  It’s chewy, gooey, salty, and sweet with little jewels of caramel and dusted with sea salt.  It’s a wickedly sweet treat!

Now on to the weekly menu. . .

Monday:  Spicy BBQ wings w/ jalapeno poppers & veg salad
Laddie is in control of dinner tonight since I was busy with the private chef menu.  Since it’s Monday Night Football, he went with bar food but added salad so I wouldn’t complain.  ;)

Tuesday:  Leftovers
I had some excess food from the private chef menu including ham bone soup and chicken sausage & pepper pasta, so it will be a buffet dinner. 

Wednesday:  Vegetable Lasagna w/ green salad & garlic-cheese bread

Thursday:  Dinner Out
This is the evening of the Christmas Tree lighting at Temecula Duck Pond, so it's dinner out before we head to the ceremonies.  :)

Friday:  Picnic Dinner--Chicken Pitas w/ tzatziki sauce & couscous salad
This is the night of the Temecula Christmas Parade and we are going to have a picnic dinner while we wait for the parade to start.

I’m going to marinate chicken tenders in lemon juice, garlic, & oregano and then grill them.  The chicken will be served in whole-wheat pitas with tzatziki sauce, which is a cucumber yogurt sauce seasoned with cumin.  Served on the side will be a whole-wheat couscous salad containing cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta, and garbanzo beans dressed in a lemon-olive oil vinaigrette. 

Saturday:  Leftovers
I’m teaching a cooking class on this day, so it’s leftovers for the guys and an array of side dishes for me.  The class is based on side dishes and I haven’t entirely decided on that menu yet.  I have decided on a quinoa salad and a 3-bean salad, but I can’t make up my mind on veg sides because there are just so many!  I’m going to scan the web tomorrow in hopes of inspiration. 

Sunday:  Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast w/ tomato-mushroom sauce over whole-wheat egg noodles
I found this recipe while I was browsing through one of my favorite slow cooker recipe books, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook.  This will be my first time trying it but I have a good feeling about it.  I’ll post the outcome later.  

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