Monday, January 28, 2008
Menu Monday - January 27 to February 2
This weekend winter hit HARD!
-31C today with a windchill of up to -50C. Can you say BBBRRRR?!?!?!
On days like this I just want to immerse myself into the kitchen with baking and cooking of comfort foods and the rest of the week shows more winter weather.
With this in mind, my menu for the week is full of foods that warm you.
Sunday - Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti and broccoli
Monday - Beef Barley Soup and buns
Tuesday - Beef stirfry and basmati rice
Wednesday - Homemade Pizza
Thursday - Ham slices, applesauce, scalloped potatoes, salad, and mixed veggies
Friday - Chicken Florentine and corn muffins
Saturday - Spaghetti with meat sauce and salad
For more menus check out Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie
Also on the topic of food, a friend blogger has started something new.
The cookie of the week.
Emily thought it would be interesting to post recipes and pictures for a new cookie each week. WOW! Now there is a lot of recipes to choose from. Love the idea. But in this household we have our famiy favorites and those numbers go no where near 52....so I am going to do a dessert a week.
With the snow and cold I needed something to remind me of the warm days of summer. When I think of the warm season now and even my childood, I think of rhubarb. Growing up we always had a massive plant to use up in all types of recipes. I have images of my grandmother making cakes, muffins, sauces, and more just to use up the tart fruit.
I revisited those memories when we bought this house since there was a large plant already well established.
With this in mind I pulled cut rhubarb from my freezer yesterday and made our favorite summer treat....Rhubarb cake.
YUM!!! Just taking a bit takes me back to warm days of summer.
Mix together and set aside:
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
Prepare as directed minus the oil:
1 yellow cake mix
Put batter into a 9 x 13 inch greased cake pan. Pour rhubarb mix over the batter.
Pour 1 1/2 cup cream over everything. Bake at 350F for 50-60minutes.
Serve warm with cream or whipped cream.