As I mentioned on Friday, we lost power for a couple of days due to hurricane Sandy. It actually affected three dinners. As a result, we ate a lot of salad this week, but we don’t get tired of salad.
Baked Catfish, Potato Salad, Green Salad – I intended to cook the catfish on the grill since I was expecting our power to be out. At 5:15 we still had power and the winds were just starting to get strong. I decided I had time to bake it and didn’t want to go outside anyway. About 5 minutes after I put it in the oven, we lost power. I had preheated the oven to 400° though, so I left it in there for half an hour and it got done. Whew!
Roasted Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Green Salad – The next evening was still rainy and cold. We had a fire going inside so we cooked the hotdogs over hot coals.
Grilled Steak, Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Salad – Finally the sun came out and I didn’t mind going outside to use the grill. I put steaks on one side and sliced sweet potatoes in a pan on the other side of the grill. Yum!
Mexican Chili, Salad – The chili was on the monthly menu for the night before, but since we didn’t have electricity, I had to make it the next night.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad – I put sausage in the pasta sauce which my family always loves. You could make meatballs, though.
Breakfast Pie and Broccoli – This quiche like pie is on the menu for later this month. I made it with only a bottom crust this time.
I also made baked oatmeal this week and used pumpkin in place of the apple butter.