A few quick notes on last week’s menu:
Substituting potatoes for the rice in Monday’s chicken and rice? Never again!! ‘Nuff said.
The cocoa fruit dip was also not well received. Not sweet enough, they said. I didn’t measure the ingredients, but I guess I didn’t add enough honey. (I thought it was good!)
The dried sweet corn was a total flop. Twice! First off, I moved it to Saturday night (not the reason for the flop.) I soaked the dried corn kernels for an hour and then cooked them for a half hour before dinner, and they were still hard. So I cooked them for a few more hours that night, figuring on serving them Sunday night instead. Wellllll. . . I forgot the pan was on the stove top and it burned. So I dumped out the un-blackened kernels and put them in the fridge, and left the burned-on pan (hey, it was late and I was tired!)
Sunday afternoon I put the un-blackened kernels in a pan with more water and after a few hours they were STILL hard. And guess what!? Yeah, I forgot about the pan again and it burned again. So last night I worked to clean off TWO burned on corn pans.
(That makes three for the week. . . on Tuesday I cooked rice for my lunch; after I put the pan on the stove I went to do some writing and forgot about it.)
Being that I am a glutton for punishment, I think I will try to cook dried corn again. This time, I will do what I usually do for dried beans (soak overnight, then cook for an hour or so.) Anyone ever used dried corn and want to share a favorite recipes or tip?
So I am hoping that this week will work out better. Although I am a bit concerned, since I’m trying out a new recipe. *crosses fingers*
Monday: Baked chicken and squash with a noodle side dish (yeah, we just need a break from the potatoes methinks.)
Tuesday: Leftovers, or a freezer meal. It will be a VERY busy day for us.
Wednesday: Sloppy Joe’s with a random veggie.
Thursday: We will be sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends, and our dish to bring is the mashed potatoes. The Bull plans to make them (YAY!)
Friday, Kids’ night: Breakfast for dinner: Pancakes or muffins, eggs, fruit.
Saturday: Dinner with friends.
If you’re searching for good ideas, check out Org Junkie’s blog. Happy Thanksgiving to ya’all who are celebrating this week!