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A Very Exciting Meal Plan

Well I hope all you Mothers out there had a great Mothers Day, and I hope that you got to spend some time with your own Mom as well!

I had a great Mothers Day! My hubby knows how to spoil me with treats, which is nice on a special day like Mothers Day. We don’t treat ourselves much throughout the year, so on special days like Birthdays, Holidays and Mother/Father Days we go a little nuts. Saturday night he gave me chips and Helluva Good French Onion Dip with Bud Light Lime Mojitos! Sunday morning it was homemade waffles with homemade strawberry sauce and ice cream! He also bought be a tray of Nanaimo bars from M&M Meat Shops (they have the best ones!), so I enjoyed one of those with my afternoon tea. This beauty was also wrapped up, and waiting on the table for me:

Never in a million years did I think I would own my very own Le Creuset Dutch Oven! Thanks to an amazing sale, and a good tax return, she is all mine!

So this weeks’ meal plan is very exciting, as I have a new toy to try out! I cannot wait to use it! Four out of five dinners this week will be made in it!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – Ham and red onion pizza with BLT salad. I would really like to use my new pot tonight, but I have pizza dough in the fridge that needs to me used up

Tuesday – Risotto with Pancetta, zucchini, and Parmesan with pork kabob and salad.  What better way to use a Le Creuset, than to start out with a Le Creuset recipe! I will leave out the basil, because I don’t like fresh basil.

Wednesday – Chicken tortilla soup

Thursday – Baked Macaroni and cheese with sweet and sour meatballs

Friday – Veg Head 3 bean chili

I am also making up the mason jar salads again tonight. They turned out so well last week, even the one on Friday that my husband had was still fresh and crunchy! It really is amazing how well they keep, when you layer they properly.

And as usual, I will be linking up over at Org Junkie! Stop by and check out some other great menus!

  1. Sounds like you are in for a fab week of cooking and kitchen play time! Have fun with your new toy.
  2. I always find Le Creuset on great sale at TJMaxx and Home Goods : )
  3. You should at some point do a bread in that toy - (if you don't have time, simply buy the dough at a baker) Let the bread rise separately, then heat the Oven containing the Dutch oven to 300C. Before carefully lowering the dough into the oven, cut some lines on the top, with a serrated edge knife, sprinkle vast quantities of flour, then place in the oven. Secure the lid and turn down the heat to 220C, cook for 15 minutes with the lid (this creates steam, and therefor a wonderful artisan crust) then the rest of the time, without the lid - Id say another 10-15 minutes. The inside temperature should be around 90'C - You will marvel at how wonderful this looks, and tastes...
    • Thanks for the recipe! I have heard that baking bread in it turns out really well, with a nice crust! I will definitely try it out!

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