Weekly Menus: Week of 1/15/2012

Gentle Readers, when the weather turns cold, The Practical Cook’s thoughts turn to hot  cheesy foods. The cheesy part may just be my personal predilection, to  be fair. And there is a lot of guest eating to be done next week. Stay tuned. When one has gentle readers who can eat two dinners, one must plan accordingly. These meals are planned to be flexible, puntable, and potentially made in advance or by someone else.

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Without further buildup,  here are the Weekly Menus:

Weekly Menus: 1/15/2012

Weekly Menus: 1/15/2012

And the Four-Square Grocery Shopping List:

Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 1/15/2012

Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 1/15/2012

**Have you tried the F0ur-Square Grocery Shopping List method? Send me a picture, let me know how it went!

Which all means:

Sunday: Soup and Sammie
Such a great way to use up bread from the previous week, and any veggies in the fridge that are suspect.

Monday: Fridge Surprise
I’m not sure what is going to happen this day, so I’m planning in advance to Punt! Could be spinach quesadillas, could be breakfast for dinner, hard to predict.

Tuesday: Salad for Dinner
This will be necessary considering the amount of Fried that will be consumed at lunch and in general this week. Balance in the force.

Wednesday: Salmon Cakes or Tuna Noodle Casserole
The challenge here: the troops prefer salmon cakes, but casserole is easier to prep in advance. I have to balance that with a concern of carb overload this week. Still musing on this one.

Thursday: Pasta and Sauce
A classic Punt! meal. Perfect for the parent on the go, who needs to be approximately five places at once.

Friday: Homemade Pizza
By special request, we’re having a pizza night! The Eldest favors Greek, the Youngest likes cheese, let’s see what happens.

Saturday: Dine Out!
Weekend, on!

What’s your favorite cold weather food? I love soup and coffee, hot and liquidy for some reason. Post a comment below, or tweet!

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