Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday Night, Feb. 13, 2011

Shavua Tov to all my readers!

I hope you're all enjoying and benefiting from this blog as much as I am. It's really helping me figure out ways to cook using the foods I already have on hand, and getting me to look out for better deals when I shop. Plus, I have managed to avoid supper crises! Please let me know if you've tried out any of my menus or individual dishes. I'd love it if you would share your favorite frugal recipes, as well. I'd love to hear your ideas and try things out (slowly but surely I WILL get my family to expand their food repertoire...).

Here's my plan for Sunday night:

Vegetable soup (leftover from Shabbat! I love cooking a huge pot of soup on Friday)

Baked ziti - I think I actually just have "spiral pasta", mix that with homemade tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, spices and herbs like garlic, basil, oregano, pepper, etc, and add water if necessary) add roasted veggies or chopped spinach, optional ricotta-type cheese, and top with shredded cheese. Bake.

Pasta with mock alfredo sauce (gevinah levana with garlic and other spices, with shredded cheese sprinkled on top of the plate) - not all my kids eat baked ziti, so I'm offering an alternative.

Cucumber, tomato, and red pepper with some sort of dip/dressing

I'm wondering if I need to add something else to round out this meal. What do you think?

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