Sunday, January 17, 2010

Menu Planning: Week Ending 1.23.10

Still finishing the kitchen, it looks great and I want to show it to you soon. I have to whip up some curtains. Also, garden catalogues have started to pour in and need to get the garden plan together. My other pressing issue is preparing food for the family while I am in the hospital. Lastly, I am spring cleaning all the woodwork in the house.

  • Sunday: Potato and Leek Soup
  • Monday: Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples
  • Tuesday: Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Wednesday: Spinach Frittata
  • Thursday: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
  • Friday: Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries and cut up veggies
  • Saturday: Fettuccini with Truffle Butter and Cesar Salad.


  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Frozen Spinach
  • Red onion
  • JalapeƱo


  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Gruyere
  • Pork Chops
  • Apple
  • Truffle Butter
  • Gruyere
  • Ham Lunchmeat
  • Turkey Lunchmeat
  • Sword fish
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Mangos
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

Monte Cristo Sandwich

  • 12 slices bread
  • butter
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 slices turkey or chicken
  • 8 slices Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • a little mustard and mayonnaise, if desired
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For each sandwich use 3 slices of bread. Butter one side of bread first, then cover with a slice of ham and a slice of turkey or chicken. Butter both sides of the second slice of bread and spread with a little mustard or other dressing, if desired. Place on top of turkey or ham slice and top with 2 thin slices of cheese. Butter third slice for top; press sandwich lightly and trim crusts. Cut into halves diagonally and secure with toothpicks.

Beat eggs with milk and salt. Dip sandwich halves into the egg mixture and fry on a hot skillet or griddle in butter or margarine. Brown on all sides, adding more butter when necessary. Remove toothpicks before serving.
Makes 4 sandwiches, 8 cut triangles, to serve 4.


  1. OMG...looks soooo yummy! Hope you have a beatiful SUNDAY!


  2. Guess what? I (yes, me) actually made a menu plan for the week. I figure with foster children in the house I better get my act together. You are an inspiration ;0)

  3. looks amazing...especially from someone who is carb starved.

  4. MMMMmm, I love a good Monte Cristo! I once did a Rachel Ray version of that sandwich and didn't eat for the rest of the day--it was that filling! We just put a little cranberry relish--the fancy kind from the grocery deli. It goes so well with the turkey (think Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry relish) and goes well with the ham, too - makes it kind of fruity.


Comments are such a treasure. Please share your thoughts, I would love your feedback.