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Weekly Menu 3/18

After a long hiatus (and I could give more than a few excuses), I am getting back to the weekly meal planning. The problem is STRESS. It is stressful to pick-up the young Master of the house, get dinner ready, clean-up the kitchen, do story/playtime without a little planning. Sure, it's easy to go to the pizza place or Crisp and Juicy (my California friends should think el pollo loco) but eating out is a very expensive habit. And, if you're going to eat out, go someplace that makes a meal you can't easily make better at home. Besides cooking is fun and a healthier option for the family with a little planning.
This week we're planning on the following:
Curried Salmon, Kidney Bean Curry with Rice (but not the Brown Jasmine rice that Jen doesn't like)
Greens/Spinach pasta with Mushrooms and Peas (See Pasta p.222- Paglia e Fieno)
Curried Lentil Soup (See Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking...)
Grilled Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Mash and Greens
Homemade Ricotta (See SmittenKitchen's recipe) for Grilled Veg (Eggplant and Zucchini) Focaccia Sandwiches and Pumpkin Ravioli.
Pictures and posts to follow. Welcome back.

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