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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Feb. 13

I did not do a good job of documenting what we actually ended up eating last week, and quite frankly, I don't feel like trying to remember.  So, we'll start fresh with this week's plan. 

Eventually, I want to start trying out recipes from this blog.  I'm intrigued with her "52 Method," but want to try out the recipes before committing to having jars upon jars of her dinners sitting in my cupboard.  Ideally, I would try out one recipe a week, and if it was a hit, I'd make up a dozen or so jars to have available for the future.  If any of you have tried-and-true dinner-in-a-jar type recipes, let me know. 

In the meantime, here is what I'm going to attempt this week. 

Monday:  roast beef with turnips, carrots, and baked potatoes

Tuesday (Valentine's Day):  shrimp fettuccine alfredo, broccoli/cauliflower (from our garden!), green salad

Wednesday: curry (using vegetables from our produce box) and rice

Thursday: cauliflower and butternut squash soup (didn't get to that recipe last week)

Friday:  leftovers

Saturday:  spaghetti (using homemade canned sauce), greeen beans

Sunday:  leftovers

Thankful thought: Thaks for cloudy, windy days, which make me want to be in the kitchen cooking.

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