Thursday, February 11, 2010

This Weekend's Family Menu 2/11/10

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For those who work outside the house, particularly working moms, weekends are the only time to go to the store and prepare a homemade meal.  It is also the only time to experiment with new recipes.

Every Thursday I am going to post suggestions for a simple and economical  meal to enjoy with your family at the end of the week.  It's not only a good time to eat well and enjoy some quality time with each other but also an inconspicious way to  check out those table manners.  Have you seen kid's table manners these days?!

If you are a novice cook, this is a good way to start. If there's only one or two of you, cook and freeze for the rest of the week.  When appropriate, I will also include suggestions for leftovers.  Past recipes will be posted on the fray for previous weeks.  Some recipes are from this blog, others from my country blog My Kitchen By The Lake and the rest from other sources with a direct link. 

Weekend Menu 2/11/10

Mashed Potatoes


*leftover turkey meat can be frozen for a later use


  1. Great menu and idea for working moms! The tetrazzini looks like a delicious casserole dish.

  2. yes! my kids are probably tired of me harping on them re: table manners (sit up, elbows down, mouth closed, fork down....), but I am regularly shocked at the lack of manners being taught these days. We tell our kiddos: you have important things to say, and as a kid or adult people will be less inclined to listen or value what you say if you are telling them with food in your mouth. Yikes!

  3. Janelle,
    My "kids" are in their 30's and I'm still correcting them! Nothing worse than bad table tells a lot about a person and his/her background. The problem these days is families are not sitting down to dinner every night so children grow up unexposed and uneducated as to social graces. Thank you MacDonald's!


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