This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Monday, April 2, 2007

Menu Plan Monday


This will be a week without yeast or leaven if at all possible.

Monday Seder –
Marinated Lamb
Matzo ball soup
Haroset
Carrots
Hard boiled eggs
Matzah
Prepared horseradish
Salad
Wine for the adults
Grape juice for the children

Tuesday--grilled chicken, salad, mixed veg
Wednesday--soups and salad
Thursday--Hamburger steaks w/mozzarella cheese and mushrooms (no bun) rice and green beans
Friday—whatever beef is on sale at the store, roasted w/baked potatoes and mixed veg

Passover falls this week. We will have our Seder this evening. Traditional Jewish holidays begin at sundown the night before and go to sundown the following evening. While we are not Jewish, we do observe many of the Feasts listed in the Old Testament because we have found them to be blessings and enlightening.

Also, this is Holy Week and there will be a lot of comings and going and festivities to remind us of the beauty of this time.

Passover for us will include all of the above. I marinate the lamb in balsamic vinegar and seasonings (Lowry’s and Tone’s Canadian Steak Seasoning with GARLIC, and then MORE GARLIC). I need to be honest here and tell you one of my recipe secrets—my matzo ball soup is from a mix. It is good and with all that goes on it is a wonderfully easy thing. Haroset is a mixture of apples and nuts. I’ve come to make mine with chunky applesauce, finely chopped nuts, raisins and grape juice. For more Passover ideas may I recommend A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays and the accompanying website. A blessing and wealth of information.

After Passover we continue to observe the Feast of Unleaven Bread and we have seven more days with matzah and no leaven—leaven being a symbol for sin in our lives. No bread, no traditional cake, pancakes…sigh. But it is a lesson and a chance to be creative. Actually I think it is a healthy thing too. But sadly I often choose the easy way instead of the healthy one. Something I need to work on.

Wednesday’s soups will probably include potato cheese soup—I’ve been craving it, veggie soup for Roo and something for Boo. Boo’s most happy with a can of Campbell’s but I am trying to expand his repertoire.

Hamburgers stuffed with mushrooms and mozzarella and grilled will be wonderful some of the family like gravy and others don’t.
For some really wonderful menu ideas go visit Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Her Menu Plan Monday is a lot of fun.

Praying that everyone has a beautiful week and that you are blessed beyond measure.

In Him,

5 comments:

mjpuzzlemom said...

I love that you do a Seder meal... thanks for sharing your plan!


MJ

annie said...

Your menu looks great!
Easter Blessings~
♥ Annie
My Life as Annie!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I feel blessed just reading about your week! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings~

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I feel blessed just reading about your week! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings~

A Juggling Mum said...

Great Menu!!!

Have a great week :)

Rachel xxx
http://jugglingmum.blogspot.com