Monday, April 21

Menu Plan Monday (and Recipe!)


Once again, Monday has snuck up on me. I'm really not sure why. I shows up right on schedule every week. I suppose that means that I am the one that is off schedule. We have a busy week this week and my menu will be my saving grace. What to have for dinner will be one less thing to worry about each day.

Spring is here in full force and last night's dinner really celebrated that. The highlight of the meal was the Cantaloupe Sorbet. Our ice cream maker is going to get a real work out this Summer! (if you have a favorite ice cream/sorbet recipe let me know!)

The boys are ready for dining al fresco. This week we'll have to get the table and chairs cleaned up so we can move our meals to the backyard. That is until the triple digit temperatures of the Summer hit, anyway.

Grilled Chicken
Caprese Salad
Cantaloupe Sorbet

Scallion and Ginger Fried Rice
Sugar Snap Peas

Crispy Shrimp
Red Cabbage Slaw
Apple Slices

Crockpot Meatloaf with
Potatoes and Carrots
Mixed Green Salad

Curried Lentils and Tomatoes

Lasagna Primavera
Green Salad
Garlic Toast

Out to Dinner!



Cantaloupe Sorbet

When the chatter during dinner stops and the bowls and licked sparkly clean, you know it's good!

1 cup simple syrup *
3 cups canteloupe (peeled, seeded and cubed)

Place the syrup and the melon in the food processor or blender and whir until smooth. Poor in the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions. Enjoy!

*Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Put the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. When the sugar is completely melted and the syrup is clear again, remove from heat. Allow to cool before using. Store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I have wanted an ice cream maker for some time now. How do you like yours?