Monday, April 23, 2007

Menu Plan Monday!!!

Hey Ladies, come on into my kitchen and see what I'm cooking this week....I have some old family favorites and some new ones too. The favorites usually have recipes up already so I'll link, and if not, then I will have the recipes up on the day that I make them, so if you're interested in a specific recipe just come back OR let me know and I'll go ahead and get the recipes up for you:)

If you're interested in playing along or just checking out what everyone is cooking, run on over to "I'm an Organizing Junkie".

MENU PLAN April 23rd - 30th

Monday 23rdth
French Toast
Omelettes in a bag
Portuguese Chicken Piri-Piri

Tuesday 24th

Breakfast: Pancakes
Lunch: Soup & Sandwiches
Dinner: Caldo Verde (portuguese kale soup)

Wednesday 25th
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Lunch: Pot Pies & Mixed Veggies
Dinner: Jasmine's Birthday (out to dinner)

Thursday 26th
Breakfast: Cereal, milk
Lunch: PB&J Sandwiches
Dinner: Empadao (Shepherd's Pie)

Friday 27th
Breakfast: Banana Pancakes, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas
Dinner: Homemade Pizza

Saturday 28th
Breakfast: Bagels w/ cream cheese
Lunch: Baked Ham and Cheddar Sandwiches
Dinner: Fettucine Alfredo

Sunday 29th
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy
Lunch: Hotdogs
Dinner: Beef Curry

Here's the Portuguese Chicken Piri Piri recipe, it requires lots of marinading time but is well worth the wait. I usually just marinate it the day before and let it sit in the refrigerator until the next day. YUMMY!

I serve mine with homemade fries and some portuguese salad (lettuce, onion, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper)

Galinha Piri Piri

2 tablespoons grated fresh lemon rind
3 tablespoons lemon juice
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons hot pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (1 kg) lbs chicken pieces

1. In large glass bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken; mix well.

2. Add chicken, turning to coat.

3. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning occasionally; can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours if you want to make it ahead.

4. Reserving marinade, place chicken, skin side down, on a greased grill over medium heat; close lid and cook for 10 minutes.

5. Turn and brush with marinade; cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced.

6. For a less spicy version, replace above marinade with Portuguese Paprika Marinade: 1/3 cup dry white wine, 1 tsp grated lemon rind, 3 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce, and 2 cloves of garlic, minced.


  1. Ok, I have to be the first pain in the butt to ask:

    Chicken Piri Piri? Recipe? What's in it? Sounds good!


  2. Your menu looks great!
    I'm interested in your piri piri recipe too.
    ♥ Annie
    My Life as Annie!

  3. Sherry, Annie - Chicken Piri Piri is a portuguese grilled chicken with a hot sauce....I'm posting the recipe for you all right now :)

  4. I have alot of chicken in my freezer. (courtesy of out food co-op) I'm bookmarking this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Sounds wonderful Sandra! I want to come over and eat pizza and fettucine alfredo with you guys, two of my favorites!

    Happy Birthday to Jasmine! Hope she has a wonderful day :)

  6. Your menu sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    BTW, in looking at your profile I saw we have a few things in common... SAHM of 2, ages are the same, and I'm a Leo as well.

    Have a great day!

  7. you have a nice list of meals for the week! have a great one!!!

  8. Yum that pizza looks so good Sandra!

  9. Mmmmmm...everything sounds so flavorful and delicious! what a lucky family you have. :)

  10. What a great Menu! I may have to steal the Piri Piri! I like your new look here, btw!

  11. Yummy! I am definitely going to make the Chicken -- sounds great!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow! Double wow! It all sounds sooooo scrumptious! But please don't tell my kids how often you cook them a hot breakfast...I generally only manage once a week!

  13. Your dinner menu looks yummy but what really caught my eye was the omelett in a bag! We are definitly trying that one at my house. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. The omelettes in a bag sound great and SO easy! Super idea!

  15. I'm saving that piri piri recipe--it looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Barb's Fridge
    SFO Mom

  16. Looks wonderful Sandra. Happy Birthday to your daughter this week...have fun!


  17. Yummy Sandra!!! I'll have to try this de-lish recipe. Love the new template! Although, it might not be so new anymore, huh? I've been away for what 2-3 weeks?!?!!? TTYS


  18. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to show Hubbie! :) Hope you all get to feeling better!