Sometimes, it's really hard to think of dinner. Sometimes, it's even harder to think of an entire week's worth of dinners! This is what happened yesterday. I had a lot going on. We had salad for lunch and leftovers and peanut butter and honey for dinner. (Hey, it's what the baby wanted!) However, today my mind got back on track surprisingly quickly as it all came to me while I was at work, and I actually have a meal plan for the week that isn't 100% salad and ice cream.
Dinner Menu for October 12
- Tonight we had the butternut squash pasta bake/lasagna that I took from last year's post and tweaked. I'll have an alternate recipe up as soon as Paul edits the pictures. There's still enough left for another night.
- Butternut squash soup--again trying to perfect a recipe, but suddenly we're in record highs of 90's! May have to come up with an alternative.
- Dilled roasted potatoes and green beans maybe cornbread, too. (High in iron.)
- Salad (just in case the baby rabbit doesn't want anything else as has happened of late.)
We have some great-looking fruit that my be a night's meal with peanut butter and honey toast or cereal or maybe just for desert.
While I had the oven on to cook the butternut squash lasagna, I also made a double batch--four loaves--of banana bread. Some went in the freezer for a later date, but I suspect I'll need one more marathon before I get too big to survive. Two items at once was a time saving technique as I was in and out of the kitchen in about two hours and an energy saving technique so I didn't have to warm up the oven again. If I had been even more proactive, I would have put a batch of rosemary croutons in the oven while it was heating, too. I am working toward maximizing my effort as I know that will become a necessity in about 3.5 months.