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No menu Monday.

It’s very avant garde, don’t you think?

Okay, so I thought having Menu Plan Monday would be great for me. It would be a place for me to put our menu (duh!) but also a place to talk about the food we eat. Turns out, I don’t want to talk about the food after it’s been posted as a menu.

So I’m going to try posting about what we eat after we eat it. Novel, no? This way I can talk about what we eat, how we modified it, what we ate with it, whether we’ll eat it again…the sorts of things that are useful when considering whether or not to make and eat something.

I’m going to start with a recipe that has become my absolute favorite chicken and guacamole tostadas. Seriously ya’ll, we’ve had these once a week for the last month. They’re THAT good.

The recipe is incredibly basic – some tostadas, guacamole, shredded chicken and pico de gallo. Layer it all together and wait for the yummy to roll over your tongue.

I fry my own tostadas because our grocery store doesn’t seem to sell them, and we add a layer of refried beans. I also use a lot of chopped garlic in the pico de gallo because that’s how we roll in this house. GARLIC MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. (I also go heavy on the lime.)

If I could take better pictures of my food it would look stunning, but since I can’t…

crunchy fried corn tortilla, layered with refried beans, guacamole, shredded chicken, topped with pico de gallo

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Menu Plan Monday – Week 2

This week we’re recycling two dishes from last week, as well as shifting one that got bumped.

Monday – Sweet Italian sausage sandwiches, with a side of bacon quinoa (from Food & Wine November 2009)

Tuesday – Chicken & Guacamole Tostadas (from Cooking Light). We had these last week, and they were DEEEE-LISH-OUS. So delicious. GO MAKE THEM.

Wednesday – Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia (from Cooking Light, again). We were supposed to have this on Saturday, but it got bumped because we had county fair food instead.

Thursday – Stuffed Eggplant – Hippie Style from my vintage copy of the Moosewood Cookbook.

Friday – We’re going out!

Saturday – Pizza using whatever’s left in the fridge.

Sunday – CORN (Clean Out Refrigerator Night) I love that acronym.

Later today I’ll put up my review of last week’s menu plan. Until then, what are you eating this week?

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Menu Plan Monday

Okay, let’s see what we’re gonna eat!

MondayChicken and Guacamole Tostadas from the August 2010 issue of Cooking Light.

Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas

TuesdayCilantro Shrimp, also from the August 2010 issue of Cooking Light.

Cilantro Shrimp

Wednesday Chicken and Rice Casserole, again from August 2010 Cooking Light. (It’s not supposed to be a million degrees on Wednesday. If it turns out to be a million degrees this will probably get scrapped.)

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Thursday – Pizza. We have a store-bought crust that we’ll top with whatever is in the fridge.

Friday – Eat out night. Woohoo!

SaturdaySweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia (can you guess where it’s from?) August 2010 Cooking Light.

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia

I’m think I’ll try to post a review/recap sometime next week. I’ve never tried these recipes, so it’s probably worth it to give them a thumbs up/down and talk about any modifications.

What are you eating this week?

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