Archive for March, 2010

Menu mondays…late!

March 29, 2010

My apologies for being late with this!

Posting via email…so sorry for formatting issues.

Monday: venison steaks, cauliflower, pasta
Tuesday: salmon with lemon, wild rice, broccoli
Wednesday: spaghetti and turkey meatballs, salqd and garlic bread
Thursday: traveling for easter
Friday: spending time with family!


Ask Me Anything! – Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Orzo and Broccoli

March 29, 2010


My husband can’t eat shrimp, but I really wanted to try the Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Orzo and broccoli recipe.  I was very pleased to see that you adapted it for chicken instead.  I was wondering, though, can I substitue Arborio rice (I already have some on hand) for orzo in this recipe instead or do I have to use orzo?


Arborio rice is used mostly for risottos, and needs a different cooking method (a little bit of broth at a time, until all combined, then more, etc). I’d say you could try it, but my hunch is you want to stick with the orzo. Orzo isn’t a rice — actually, a pasta — and the starchy item in this dish needs to be pre-cooked before you add it. You might also get away with using plain rice (precook it) and adding it, but I think I would stick with the orzo if I could.

Menu Mondays

March 22, 2010

Saturday: Mother-in-law’s halushki (spelling?), mashed potatoes

Sunday: Leftover garlic lemon chicken with orzo and broccoli

Monday: venison steaks, steamed broccoli, pasta for DH, sweet potato for me

Tuesday: spinach and sausage stuffed shells, salad, homemade bread

Wednesday: spicy honey chicken, roasted potatoes, sauteed green beans in garlic

Thursday: leftover stuffed shells

Friday: was supposed to be leftover chicken, but, it looks like the in laws are coming over for dinner, so i’ll need to figure out what i’m feeding them!

Menu Mondays

March 15, 2010

Saturday: Leftover chicken cordon bleu casserole

Sunday: Takeout (pizza!)

Prep Work:

  • Make and cook turkey meatballs for Tuesday
  • Cook chicken for Thursday
  • Chop broccoli and salad fixin’s for the week
  • Cut up ripe cantaloupe

Monday: beef steak, green beans, pasta

Tuesday: spaghetti with turkey meatballs, salad

Wednesday: salmon, risotto, steamed cauliflower

Thursday: chicken with orzo and broccoli (using my shrimp with orzo and broccoli recipe…with chicken)

Friday: venison burgers on the grill (because spring is finally showing it’s face here in PA!), unsure about sides yet

Menu Mondays

March 7, 2010

This is a fast post — it was a crazy weekend!

Saturday: Take-out with a buddy – chinese!

Sunday: Hosted a CABi party…we had:

  • Monkey Bread
  • Fruit (Apples, grapes, strawberries and pineapple) with fruit dip
  • Egg casserole with sausage and potatoes

Dinner was subway.

Monday: venison, broccoli, pasta

Tuesday: sloppy joes, salad

Wednesday: chicken cordon bleu casserole; italian veggie medley

Thursday: leftover sloppy joes, cauliflower

Friday: salmon, wild rice, green beans

Menu Mondays

March 1, 2010

I couldn’t decide what I wanted for my birthday dinner this weekend, so I traded in my expensive single meal for two moderately-priced meals. LOL

Saturday, I got my seafood fix with crabcakes, and Tuesday or next Saturday, I’ll get my mexican food fix. Perfect!

Saturday: out for my birthday

Sunday: pizza to watch the closing ceremonies and hockey with

Monday: filet mignon, steamed broccoli, pasta

Tuesday: out for mexican? or  crockpot pork roast studded with garlic, rice, cauliflower

Wednesday: salmon, wild rice, green beans

Thursday: leftover pork roast

Friday: chicken sausage, onion, and pepper sandwiches, trying annie’s new fries, salad