Monday, September 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

, I was all excited about the start of Ramadan, the holy month of Islam.

I thought it would be great to have Hubby home at 2:00, to have it be like their form of Christmas.

Uh, yeah.

Now, we are not Muslim, but we do live in a devoutly Muslim country. Fasting (in public anyway) is strictly enforced. That means that no restaurants are open until after sundown. Grocery stores are open at strange hours. Many things don't open at all until after sundown, and EVERYTHING is closed during the afternoon, from, say 1:00 to 8:00 - malls, stores, anything fun. Even at our gym, the water cooler is covered up and can't be used until after dark.

So, what am I left with? I'm left with 2 hours less to get all my daily work done before Hubby gets home, plus trying to get the main meal of the day ready by two. Then, when he IS home, there's nothing to do. Nowhere to go. B-O-R-I-N-G!!

Somehow last week, I got off schedule and bought ingredients for things that weren't on my plan or forgot to look at my plan or something! I was all confused! Anyways, extremely late, this is my plan for this week's menu's:

Monday - Tostadas

Tuesday - Baja Beef & Beans with Tex-Mex Rice

Wednesday - Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday - Chicken Parmesan

Friday - Vegetable Stew

Saturday - Mahlouba (an Arabic dish of rice, meat and fried cauliflower)

Sunday - Chicken Stir Fry

I've never made the chicken pot pie before and I'm a little nervous about doing a pie crust. Sadly no ready-made crusts over here (that I've found anyways). Still, we are looking forward to a yummy week. For more delish menu plans, be sure to check out The Organizing Junkie!

Oh, hey, if you are a married woman (or thinking of becoming one), you may want to check back in tomorrow. We are beginning an online study of the book Creative Counterpart, an excellent tool to help you be the best woman, wife, mother that you can be! Join us!!


Mary said...

I'll be joining in tomorrow...bookless. A local store is ordering it for me but it hasn't shown up yet. Obviously I should have ordered it sooner.

stacey said...

Yea, I am menu planner now too! Thanks to you!

I make crustless chicken pot pie. You use quartered bisquits over the top for a crust. It is yummy! Will try to find recipe for you.

Got your facebook email. I know you have posted before about living there. I need to find those posts b/c I would love to share with our class. But I may pick your brain a little more too!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Looks like a delicious week! I've also made pot pie with no bottom crust and biscuit mix on top, it's pretty good and less fattening as well...that said, I think you'll find pie crusts aren't too hard if you're not too worried about making them look perfect.

Can't wait to see your post tomorrow!
Have a great week,

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Everything looks delicious!

I just finished Creative Counterpart at my church's women's bible study. It's a FABULOUS study!!



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