Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekly Menu 5/9 - 5/14/11

Does anyone else feel like May is just a blur of activity? For us it starts with both our birthdays and this year it'll end with us leaving for Sweden. In between, the calendar just seems backed with dinners out, gardening, big home repairs (re-stuccoing the whole front of the house) baseball games, a garage sale and concert tickets. It seems like planning and experimenting with new dishes is falling a little to the wayside. "Hey honey, why don't we eat out," is heard a lot more around the house these days. We have been creative with some of those leftovers from eating out though. Here's what we did with the leftover steak from Matt's birthday dinner last Sunday.
Birthday Dinner
First we made a warm lentil salad with the beef sliced thin and topped the whole thing with an egg. Inspired by the corn beef hash at Blackbird last week we added some pickled cauliflower to the salad, nice bite of brine there!
Steak & Cheese Sandwich
Then we had an easy beef and cheese sandwich for lunch. Just the beef sliced thin again with onion and cheddar cheese all on a take and bake bun. That was a treat for lunch. Not too shabby a use of that leftover steak if I do say so myself.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Salmon Tikka - based on Jamie Oliver's. I meant to make this last week but it never happened.

Sam Adams Pairing Dinner at The Local

Sausage and Red Pepper Pizza

Moroccan Chicken

Dinner out after working at a garage sale all day.


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Deborah said...

I'm so jealous that you are going to Sweeden! That egg looks absolutely amazing.

Amy P. said...

The same thing here, very busy with personal stuff plus lack of enthusiasm about what's available for produce right now has meant we're not cooking much from scratch lately. Hopefully once the food starts flowing at the local farmers markets I'll get more inspired.

I like your creativity with leftovers!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

If May goes as fast as April then time just flies by too fast! Your pictures look yummy!

Lori said...

Same here! Eating out has been coming up a lot lately especially now that our training is over for our spring races. Hopefully I'll be more inspired as the garden starts to produce. This looks so good. I am so excited for your trip to Sweden! I can't wait to see some reports!

Amy Anderson said...

We are busy every single weekend in May. It's overwhelming!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

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