Menu Planning/Recipes to Make


I really enjoy planning the menu each week but I have this horrible problem of having tons and tons of ideas on Tuesday or Wednesday and then completely forgetting them by the time that Friday rolls around and I actually plan the menu. I've even tried writing them down or emailing them to myself but for whatever reason, they still never make it onto the list.

In the past two weeks I've probably printed out a good 40 recipes that I want to make. 40! That's 8 weeks worth of dinners!! And for whatever reason, I know I won't end up making half of them. So I've decided that I'm just going to list them all here as Recipes I'd Like to Make. Then when Friday rolls around and I'm flipping through my recipe binder grumbling to myself that I have no idea what to make, I can just come back to this post and cross some items off the list. It's not like I can lose an entire blog (knock on glass now that I said that!) so I should be good!

From Emeril's 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast
1. Pan Roasted Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes
2. Gaaahlicky Sizzling Shrimp
3. Steak Au Poivre
4. Spicy Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans
5. Mushroom-Smothered Steaks
6. Oven Crispy French Fries with Paprika-Parmesan Salt
7. Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni
8. Shrimp and Linguine Fra Diavolo
9. Green Onion Rice Pilaf
10. Crispy Pan-Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Thyme Butter
11. Sloppy Joes
12. Shrimp and Corn Chowder
13. Shrimp Etoufee

As you can see already, this is going to take me quite a bit to go through. Confession: As soon as I get a cookbook, I go through it and mark all of the recipes I'd like to make. Then I promptly file it on the shelf and completely forget about it. :( Also, this will probably become an on-going list as I make a serious effort to go back through those cookbooks and list the recipes on here. Besides, if I don't start making anything from the list, ya'll will yell at me right? (say YES!)

1. Garlic Ranch Chicken (Joelen's Culinary Adventures - JCA)
2. Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce (JCA)
3. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken (All Recipes - AR)
4. Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos (JCA)
5. Cheddar & Cracker Chicken (JCA)
6. Jerk Chicken and Mango Cilantro Relish (JCA)
7. Smokey Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (AR)
8. Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
9. Arroz con Pollo
10. Cajun Chicken Pasta (Pioneer Woman - PW)
11. Ranch Style Chicken (PW)

1. Italian Pork Roast (JCA)
2. Maple and Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin (JCA)
3. Sesame Pork Roast (AR)
4. Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce (With a Cherry on Top - WCT)
5. Glazed Pork Tenderloin (AR)

1. Brazilian Shrimp Soup (JCA)
2. Spicy Linguine with Shrimp (from a Giada recipe)
3. Crab Rangoons
5. Seared Sea Scallops (AR)
6. Gumbo
7. Ahi Tuna
1. Boeuf Bourguignon (Julia Child)
2. Braciole (Alton Brown - AB)
3. Easy Slow Cooker French Dip (AR)
4. Cuban Ropa Vieja (AR)
5. Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry (JCA)

1. Crockpot Potato Soup
2. Portobello, Broccoli and Red Pepper Melts (Annie's Eats - AE)

From Barefoot Contessa - Back to Basics
1. Parmesan and Thyme Crackers
2. Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
3. Lobster Corn Chowder
4. Parmesan Toasts
5. Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches
6. Roasted Turkey Roulade
7. Coq Au Vin
8. Company Pot Roast
9. Parker's Beef Stew
10. Herb-Marinated Loin of Pork
11. Bay Scallops Gratins
12. Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter
13. Confetti Corn
14. Orange Pecan Wild Rice
15. Garlic Ciabatta Bread

I still have 4 cookbooks and all of my Google Reader starred items to go through. Yeeaaaahhh, this is going to be one long list!

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