Meal plan for the week of 1/5:

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Meal plan for the week of 1/5:
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Sat, 01-04-2014 - 7:45pm

SUN: Cauliflower breadsticks, Italian sausage, sautéed zucchini

MON: Chicken vegetable soup with wild rice

TUES: chicken with olives and lemon, pasta, veggie

WED: philly chicken sandwiches on pretzel rolls, fruit

THURS: cider and sage pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggie

FRI: burritos (beef and bean)

SAT: OUT

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 01-05-2014 - 4:00am

No plan this week, because I have been in bed with the flu for the last 3-4 days. Lovely way to start the new year. I can contribute my latest invention though - mushroom lasagne.

Start by making a bechamel of 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup olive oil and 6 cups milk (lowfat is fine), salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. While that cools off a bit, do the filling.

Make a tomato sauce of 2 medium onions, 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped and sauteed. When translucent add half cup red wine (if you have it), let bubble off, then add 6 cups crushed tomato, grated zest of half an orange, salt and pepper. Let simmer.

While that simmers, cube 4 biggish portobellos and saute them a bit. Then add them to the tomato sauce. Also add a handful of chooped parsley and one of basil.

Then take 2 pounds of oyster mushrooms, clean off the stems and saute till softened and lightly browned. Set aside.

Get a tin that will hold 6 lasagne noodles (the no-boil kind) in one layer. Take a small ladle of the bechamel and spread it in the tin. Take a ladle of the tomato sauce and spread that too. Lay down a layer of noodles. Top noodles with half the tomato sauce and half the oyster mushrooms. Take a half-pound container of ricotta and add half the cheese in spoonfuls. Another layer of noodles, reast of sauce, mushrooms and ricotta. Last layer of lasagne. Now beat 2 eggs into the bechamel and pour it evenly over the top. You can sprinkle some parmesan on top if you like, but it is not really necessary. Bake 40-50 minutes, until the top is nicely browned and set. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting. 

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Sun, 01-05-2014 - 1:20pm
Feel better soon!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 01-05-2014 - 2:23pm

Thanks! I am a bit better today, but still had a fever this evening.

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Mon, 01-06-2014 - 9:15am

Sunday - flat iron steak, baked potatoes, broccoli and leftover birthday cake

Monday - eggplant, zucchini and ground turkey breast "lasagne" - it's noodleless so not truly lasagne, salad

Tuesday-lemon chicken with asparagus

Wednesday-Asian pork tenderloin, edamame and salad (rice for kids)

Thursday-grilled salmon over baby greens

no plans beyond that