Monday, July 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

DH has colleagues from Nigeria here in Houston for training this week, so this weeks menu is very up in the air, as he will be out with them sometimes and I won't be cooking meals just for me.

Monday: Spag bol, salad

Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn

Wednesday: Tacos, guacamole and chips

Thursday: Spicy roast chicken legs, green beans and salad

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, July 19, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I know I haven't been posting much at all, but I do have a couple of recipes waiting to be posted, but I can't get the pictures uploaded becaue my cameras battery has finally died. So adding to the list of things I haven't been able to find since we moved is my battery charger. I finally gave in this weekend and went and bought a new one, but it didn't work.

Anyway, this week's menu plan...

Monday: Tacos

Tuesday: Italian sausage pasta bake, salad

Wednesday: I have an immigration biometrics appointment for my citizenship application this afternoon, so we will probably eat out afterwards

Thursday: Swedish meatballs, egg noodles and peas

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Crispy chicken with creamy orange sauce, mashed potatoes and peas

Tuesday: Spag bol, salad

Wednesday: Sweet and sour pork, shrimp fried rice

Thursday: Paprika chicken with pasta in a tomato cream sauce

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rio Grande Pork Roast

I finally posted a new recipe! unfortunately it isn't one that the hubby or I would probably make again. It wasn't awful or anything, but considering I don't like apple jelly straight out of the jar, I am not sure why I thought combining it with ketchup and pouring it on a pork roast would help change my opinion.

We still ate it, and it was fine, just not as good as the cranberry glazed pork roast that we make.

•4lb Pork roast
•1 teaspoon Salt
•1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
•2 teaspoons Chili Powder, Divided
•1 cup Apple Jelly
•1 cup Ketchup
•2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the salt, galic salt and half of the chili powder.

Rub mixture all over the pork roast, and place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Roast in the oven uncovered for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees.

In a small saucepan, combine jelly, ketchup, vinegar, and the remaining chili powder. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Brush roast with glaze. Continue roasting for 10-15 minutes or until roast reaches 170 degrees.

Remove roast from the oven, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I didn't quite manage to actually get any new recipes posted on the bog last week, but I am determined to do so this week!

Monday: Rio grande pork roast, with roasted potatoes and parsnips

Tuesday: We have our final appointment with the design center from 3-6pm, so after we finalise all our options for the new house, we will probably grab something on the way home

Wednesday: Swedish meatballs, egg noodles, green beans

Thursday: Crunchy lemonade drumsticks, spicy potato wedges, corn

Friday: Eating out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie