Monday, July 12, 2010

Meal Plan 7/12-7/18

Previous Week (Meal Plan 7/5-7/11)

Meal plans are wonderful, but life happens. Here is a review of last week's eats and how it all turned out; some good, some not so good.

On Monday, the eight ears of corn taking up space in my kitchen were evicted and I made fresh corn soup with roasted corn guacamole. The soup was exceptionally spicy, and excellent as usual. Dessert was lemon sorbet.

Tuesday's ground beef tacos did not disappoint. We really love this meal.

Wednesday, Betty Crapper was supposed to make chicken paella; however I felt like pizza instead. I should have stuck with the meal plan. Betty Crapper waved her magic wand and ruined the pizza. I assembled it perfectly, with three cheeses (fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and parmigiano-reggiano). It just wasn't meant to be. As I attempted to transfer the pizza from the peel to the stone, disaster struck. The pizza folded over onto the hot stone. Betty Crapper almost cried and ate it anyway.

On Thursday, Betty Crapper decided to reheat a homemade waffle for dinner. The pizza disaster was too recent too cook. Waffles are great with vanilla ice cream.

Friday afternoon I made banana bread with bananas far past their prime. The baking loaves smelled so good, I ate half a loaf for dinner.

The chicken paella finally got made on Saturday. It was delicious both Saturday and Sunday. Look for an upcoming chicken paella post. Spaghetti and focaccia will wait until Monday.

Meal Plan 7/12-7/18

Monday: spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce and rosemary focaccia
Tuesday: picadillo with brown rice
Wednesday: balsamic chicken with brown rice
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: pepperoni pizza
Saturday: churrasco with roasted potato wedges
Sunday: TBD

I reserve the right to make substitutions and deletions due to laziness.

Baking/Sweets Wish List
(all homemade of course)
  • apple cake on Monday
  • Tiramisu cake

If you are in need of further inspiration, check out the weekly Menu Plan Monday post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. ooh, fresh corn soup--i'll be that it's great cold too. Wonderful menu!

  2. Mmm, tacos. Mexican makes it onto our menu quite often...

  3. Apple and Tiramisu cake, can I come over, yum!

  4. Sounds & looks great! I have mess-ups too, and like you I reserve the right to make substitutions. lol
    Following you on Google Friend Connect. :)

  5. Your story of last week made me smile:)

  6. I've had your corn soup on my to try-list forever and haven't gotten around to it, maybe this is the week. Can't wait for pictures and a recipe for the Tiramisu cake!

  7. The soup looks delicious. I would have eaten the pizza anyway too!

  8. I'm coming to your house for meals. Everything sounds wonderful.

  9. Everything looks wonderful even if there was a slight disaster. Menu plans for this week sound great too :-)

  10. I might have to try that balsamic chicken recipe -- we have some balsamic that we need to use up before we move.

  11. I would love to see those cake recipes!

  12. I like your reviews of last week's meals. Banana bread is yummy so I would have probably eaten for dinner also.
    We are also having pizza for dinner sometime this week.

  13. Could you please post the recipe for the tiramisu cake? That sounds delicious. I really am enjoying your blog!

  14. A delicious looking meal plan as always! I am intrigued by your picadillo as I've never heard of that dish before. I'm heading off to check it out now.

  15. I swear I could eat tacos every day. We make them a lot as they are quite economical and the kids love them. That soup though???? OH dear god it looks insane. I'm going to have to try that.

    FYI - My hubs was reading some of my comments and he loves love loves your blog name. Thinks it's hysterical.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  16. You are all set to go for another week. I could not help but smile at the pizza story. We've all had similar things happen in our kitchen. I hope the day is treating you well. Blessings...Mary

  17. Kitchen disasters are so hard to take. I feel your pain. It does take a few days to recover!

  18. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments.

    And Miles to Go, I haven't had it cold, but I bet you are right. Thanks

    Alicia, we really love tacos with ground beef, shredded chicken, whatever. It's all good

    Jenna @ Newlyweds, I don't always get the baking done, but sure come on over.

    Charla @ Healthy Home Blog, Thanks for following. I appreciate it. Unfortunately I have quite a few mess ups in my past. I try to overcome.

    Lora, I'm glad I made you smile. That makes my day!

    Susi, all this love for Tiramisu cake. I'm going to be guilted into making it sooner, rather than later.

    FoodontheTable, the soup was good and the pizza, although ugly was good.

    Judy, thank you!

    Martha (MM), thank you.

    SnoWhite, If you try the balsamic chicken, let me know if you like it.

    Tifani, I'll try to post cake recipes soon. No promises, I have an 11 month old.

    Jennifurla, thank you. I'm glad you think so.

    Traci, I've been eating lots of banana bread lately. My 11 month old doesn't like many things, except bananas. So, I've been buying lots of them and she can't eat all of them.

    Anonymous, I can't promise I'll get to the Tiramisu cake this week. Maybe next week.

    Julie M, I grew up on picadillo. It's a Cuban ground beef recipe served over white rice.

    Alex (aka ma), let me know if you try that soup. I'm glad the name makes your husband laugh. That does make my day.

    Mary, I'm so glad I made you smile.

    Cupcake Mommie (Jessica), without kitchen disasters, I wouldn't be Betty Crapper!

  19. I'm really enjoying your blog, Betty Crapper. ;) Your pics look amazing, so I am not that convinced you really had flops.

  20. Miss Mommy, you just don't know! Thanks for stopping by and being so sweet.

  21. Loved reading this post, so funny! Thanks for sharing the pizza flop, it's happened to me too:) Half a loaf of banana bread sounds like an awesome supper to me- LOL!

  22. You make me laugh. I can just picture you, fresh off of the pizza debacle, heating up waffles for dinner. Genius!

  23. Can't wait to see your paella recipe! A dish I have yet to make...and I still have to try your picadillo!

  24. Kim, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think I cursed my pizza stone when I ruined my pizza. It broke yesterday!

    TKW, There won't be anymore pizza debacles unless I replace my cursed stone. I need to remember to pick one up tomorrow. Here's to a fresh start!

    Lindy Leigh, :)

    Cinnamon-Girl, yummy picadillo. Picadillo has been my friend since college.