Monday, February 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Wow! Are we back to Monday already?! Time has really flown by for me this week.

Last night, I had a new experience. One I'm not hoping to repeat anytime soon. To make the Stuffed Squash that my husband likes so much I use a pressure cooker. It was a gift from my mother-in-law and I really like using it. I don't use it for much else, and I probably should because it's a great time-saver. For years growing up I'd heard about how dangerous pressure cookers are. I never had a problem with mine. Until last night.

Have I ever mentioned that attention to detail is not my greatest strength? I was busily rushing around the house, trying to get things picked up before Hubby and kids arrived home from AWANA. I popped in through the kitchen, glanced at the pressure cooker and thought to myself, "Let's open it up so Hubby will smell it when he comes in."

Did I think, "Hmm, has all the pressure been released?" Did I take a moment to notice if the little button that pops up had gone all the way down?


As I slid the locking mechanism to the "open" side, there was a huge explosion of steam and squash and tomato sauce. Thankfully, none of it got on me, but it was all over the wall, the stove, the floor, the spices on my lazy suzan, the microwave. Everywhere.

Lesson learned. Slow down and pay attention to what I'm doing.

Anyways, here's what we are having this week:

Sunday - Koosa Mahshi (stuffed squash in tomato sauce)

- Emily's cooking up chicken for us so it's up to her what she does with it

- Spaghetti with meat sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread

- Salmon, rice and a tossed salad

- Pasta alfredo with garlic roasted green beans

- A night out with Hubby for Valentine's Day!!!

So that's what we'll be eating this week. For more menu ideas, visit The Organizing Junkie!


The Veggie Queen said...

Hardly ever hear about these kind of pressure cooker errors these days but you must have an old-fashioned type pressure cooker. And what you did is what proliferated most of the explosion stories -- user error.

glad that it all worked out.

stacey said...

i am so glad you were not hurt!!


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