Sunday, November 8, 2009

Menu Plan for the Week of 11/9: Challenges and Variety

Baking thrills my soul even more than cooking meals, but we have rules about how and when I can do it because of what the kitchen looks like afterward. Our counter space is limited. Also, I am the dishwasher--and a slow one at that. Since I'm desperate to do some more cookie baking, I am aiming to keep things simple and not let the dishes stack up this week (for a change).

Nevertheless, the variety-lover in me couldn't help but insert the shrimp recipe from Stephanie's Let's Eat Challenge. And then I came across the Vietnamese Chicken recipe, which seems much easier than the chicken pot pie I first plotted. I've never used my slow cooker on back to back days before, so we shall see if I can get my meat and poultry thawed in time to make it happen.
Bon appetit!


Andy said...

Thanks for leaving us a note. What organization were you with? Did you know Ruth?
We did try mi hoanh thanh at a restaurant owned by a vnese english teacher at the universtity. I don't remember if it was on Phan Dinh Phung.

Pigs Do Fly said...

I can honestly say this is the first time I have seen snails on a menu plan monday post! My family would never be that brave =)