I spent a good bit of time in the last three days cooking – on Saturday I cooked for our church small group dinner (that was on Sunday) and made homemade pizzas/sauce for dinner. (pizza recipe coming soon!)
On Sunday I finished our church supper and served that (which turned out to be pretty good, given that there were little to no leftovers!) to our friends. I made a nacho bar. It’s a great way to feed a crowd and make sure that everyone gets something that they enjoy without having things they don’t like. We set it up with a crock pot of seasoned black beans, ground beef, bean dip, melted cheese and Mexican rice. At the other counter we had the toppings – cheese, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc. Everyone just went down the line and loaded up their chips with whatever they wanted – some of them made two trips through!
And then yesterday, I cooked goodies for my ladies Bible study group. I made some of the yummy cream cheese coffee cake
(my version will be on the blog tomorrow, I made some modifications to the original recipe I’ll share) and I also used up some brown bananas by making some banana-flax muffins. Everyone raved about them, which is always nice, and now I have a kitchen counter filled with leftover goodies which really need to find a new home quickly! (and not in my tummy!)
So, thinking about menu planning for the week has been percolating in my mind but hasn’t really “officially” been written down. I decided I was getting pretty slack here with menu planning so I needed to post it here for some accountability –
Monday: we had leftovers. I made some fresh mashed potatoes and we finished off the shepherd’s pie and roast beef & veggies from last week.
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday: our new tradition is homemade pizzas
Sunday: dinner with our church friends
Later this week on the blog I will be sharing the pizza dough recipe, the cream cheese coffee cake recipe and the latest crochet creation – stay tuned!