Menu Planning Monday - Grandparents


The highlight from last week was the chicken Parmesan. It was an amazing success and remarkably simple. The grandparents arrive this week which means we will be having some fun with the menu. Having Grandma here means I have help in the kitchen. It also means desserts every night.

Sunday - Chicken nuggets, tator tots and carrot wheels
Monday - Pasta with homemade sauce using tomatoes fresh from our garden, garlic bread and salad
Tuesday - Mommy meeting -Tuna Burgers, kernel corn, salad
Wednesday - Mommy meeting - Pulkogi, rice, keem, sauteed asparagus, chocolate cake
Thursday - Vietnamese Rolls and peach crisp with homemade peach icecream
Friday - Shabbat Under The Stars - The Shul is having a family picnic dinner and I am singing with the folk group. Challah Cold Barbecue(homemade sauce-recipe below) chicken, potato salad, fruit salad and cookies


Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons hot dry mustard, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cumin, ground
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Directions

    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

    Cool, then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.

    This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in a covered container.

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