Monday, June 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I guess I must subconciously feel bad for feeding my family such simple meals last week, because this week I've decide to be a little more industrious in the kitchen. What can I say? I like to cook!

However, I'm planning in one night to eat out. Every girl needs a break, right? Plus we have found this great restaraunt where all four of us can eat, and eat heartily, for about $10 total! Gotta love that Arabic food!! Cheap and healthy!!

This week's recipe, for Cobb Salad, is a perfect summer meal - light and refreshing with a delicious citrusy dressing. Try it!

Sunday - Chicken and Onions with Creamy Wine Sauce, rice and salad

Monday - Lasagna, caesar salad and garlic breadsticks

Tuesday - Koosa Mahshi (Stuffed Zucchini), tabbouleh

Wednesday - Arabic Meatloaf and a chopped salad

Thursday - Cobb Salad (recipe below)

Friday - Barbeque (of course!)

Saturday - Eat out!!

Cobb Salad

Lemon Vinaigrette

Combine the following ingredients in a tightly lidded jar:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 T. red wine vinegar
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. dry mustard
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/ t. pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

Refrigerate while you prepare the salad.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 head of lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup diced chicken or turkey (I use thickly sliced deli turkey torn up - it's easy!)
  • 1 cup diced ham (again, I use it from the deli!)
  • 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 chopped medium tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 slices of crisply cooked bacon, crumbled (I use turkey bacon)

Arrange lettuce in a wide dish. Place meats, eggs, and tomatoes in attractive rows across the lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and top with the vinaigrette. Serve!!


Leeann said...


Your menu plan sounds so delicious, I think I am going to steal a couple of your menu ideas.




Connie said...

The Cobb Salad sounds great!

I can't wait to try it.

Have a wonderful week!

teachermomof2 said...

Your menu looks great! I'm going to try that Cobb Salad too!

Have a wonderful week!



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