Monday, September 01, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I made Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake this morning. I actually bought a boxed cake mix *gasp* ;) It is tasty, but whew! It's rich and sweet! I can't see how hubby ate 3 pieces. On the other hand, it's nice to see that I can stop at 1, and it definitely fixed my Krispy Kreme craving I was having. I'm finally down to 207 again (I was up to 209 after the NYC trip), and it was nice to see that I stopped myself last night when we ate Five Guys when I got full. I only ate half my burger and some of my fries - and this is even with me forgetting my Byetta shot! [I took it when I got home.]

I am having some pain from where I had a cavity filled the other week - and I'm having that looked at tomorrow. I'm not really sure what they're going to do so I'm not really sure what I'll feel like eating tomorrow. As it is, I'm not really into eating much as it is. The bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon that I fixed this morning wasn't a wise choice in the first place and I didn't even finish the first half as it was. :( I'm kinda planning on relatively soft foods for this week incase I end up getting a root canal or something (I'm thinking I might have an abscess or something).

Monday (Today): Hotdogs and Oven Baked Fries- I'm fixing Nathan's Hot Dogs since I didn't get them in NYC.
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Lentil Sauce
Wednesday: Cheese Strata
Thursday: Turkey Divan
Friday:Chili Mac
Saturday: Mike & Jennifer over for Dinner - I'm thinking Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

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Renee said...

What's the lentil sauce you serve with spaghetti? It sounds interesting. :)

JJ (Lady Di) said...

From the More-With-Less Cookbook:
Make your favorite spaghetti sauce using lentils in place of ground beef. Small and dark, they're a good stand-in for meat and give the sauce a nice texture. Saute onions and garlic in oil, then add lentils, tomato ingredients, seasonings, and cook 30 to 45 minutes until lentils are tender. Lentils will absorb some liquid so make the sauce a little thinner than usual. Serve over cooked spaghetti.

If you use the red ones they will disappear into the sauce. The brown ones will break down also, but still be there. The French (green) ones hold their shape better. I am cheating and using a bottled sauce this go round.

Renee said...

Thanks, that sounds really good. I love lentils and think I'll have to try this.