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Guess who’s back, back again? It’s a menu plan. Tell a friend.

As I do from time to time, I’ve been thinking about shutting Butterscotch Sundae down. And I still haven’t made a decision about that, but obviously it hasn’t been a priority. It’s been … a bit since I posted.

But here it is Monday, and I without much on the schedule for the day. So let’s see if we can dip back into this.

Obviously, a lot of eating has gone on here at Butterscotch Sundae headquarters even though I haven’t told you about it. You could infer this from the fact that we are all still alive, but here are a few things I’ve made recently, if you need further evidence.

I’ve had the Cúrate cookbook for a couple of years, but I hadn’t made anything with it because it’s a little intimidating. I finally decided that roasted potatoes couldn’t be that difficult, so I tried the patatas bravas recipe. Holy moly, you guys, it was delicious.

patatas bravas from the Curate cookbook

Pete wanted me to make some peanut butter cup ice cream, and I obliged. I think this may be the first ice cream I’ve made since I went dairy-free. I popped a Lactaid so I could try it, and it was very, very good.

peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups

I had a hankering for bahn mi, and this Tofu Bahn Mi completely satisfied. I pickled a peach along with the veggies for a few minutes, and it made the whole thing soar. Now I just have to remember where I found the tofu marinade recipe.

Tofu bahn mi

Here’s what’ll be on our table this week.

Monday: Spaghetti and meatballs
I finally realized that without meatballs, I’m always hungry 30 minutes after I eat pasta. All hail the mighty protein.

Tuesday: Turkey sandwiches
Or maybe meatball sandwiches, if there are meatballs left over. And if I don’t eat those meatballs for breakfast.

Wednesday: Pepper, potatoes and sausages
I’m going to toss all of these with olive oil, salt and pepper and throw them in the oven.

Thursday: Festival of frozens
I’m not sure exactly what’s lurking in the freezer, but we’ll find out on Thursday. Hopefully it’s nothing gross.

Friday: A mystery
Not that there’s an epic surprise planned or anything. I just don’t have a plan yet.

So how’ve you been, and what’ve you been eating?

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.

In which Nichole pats herself on the back

I am, as always, trying to find a way to feed the household on piano-soccer-guitar-tae-kwon-do-school days. Usually my answer is either the Crockpot or sandwiches, but yesterday it occurred to me that perhaps I could make dinner in the morning, when I’m not running everyone to and fro, and then everyone could heat up the components and eat whenever they got home. So while Poppy read about electrons and chemical bonding, I cooked a couple of chicken breasts and made a bourbon-mustard pan sauce. And in the evening everyone ate one by one as they shuffled back home. I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with myself.

Monday: Bourbon-Mustard Chicken
We tried out a box from Plated a few weeks ago, and my main takeaway from the experience was that Chicken With A Pan sauce is an easy and delicious dinner. So I searched for more of such recipes, and this one struck my fancy. The kids weren’t crazy about the sauce, but I loved it.

Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs
I’m doing a weight-loss challenge with some friends on Facebook, so my meal will be more Meatballs and A Salad than spaghetti and meatballs.

Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner
I think my goal for the summer might be to get the kids very comfortable with cooking eggs so they can make this one on their own.

Thursday: Steak & Gnocchi
Pete loves the recipe station at Publix, and he picks up the recipes whenever they’re serving something he likes. He picked this one up quite awhile ago, and we’re finally going to try it at home.

Friday: Take-out, probably
Or we might end up with frozen pizza again. We shall see.

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.

Everybody knows that popcorn isn’t an acceptable dinner. What this post presupposes is: Maybe it is?

To paraphrase the iconic philosopher Bob Wiley, there are two kind of people in this world: Those who like Wes Anderson movies, and those who do not. Seeing as this website is named after a line in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” it should be surprise that folks here at Butterscotch Sundae headquarters are decidedly in the “Those who like Wes Anderson” camp. And so we are very excited that his new movie, “Isle of Dogs,” comes out this weekend. What does this have to do with Menu Plan Monday? Zero things, except that we might eat popcorn for dinner on Friday night.

Also, I’d like to say that I wish I’d publicly announced the “Isle of Dogs” / “I love dogs” connection when I first noticed it months ago so I could, I don’t know, reap some internet fame or something.

Monday: Chicken Taco Soup
This is one of those Open 16 Cans And Throw It All In The Slow Cooker recipes, which means it’ll be either hideous or divine. I’m trying to find several recipes of this type that are more divine than hideous so people can just eat dinner whenever they get home on our wacky-schedule days.

Tuesday: Tacos
Rockford invited one of his co-workers over for dinner. I tried to plan something fancy, but Rockford said tacos would be perfect. So tacos it is.

Wednesday: DIY
It’s another day when everyone has a weird schedule, so I’m just going to have the materials available for sandwiches. Or cereal. Or whatever, man.

Thursday: Balsamic chicken
This is one of my favorite heart-healthy recipes. It’s simple and really flavorful.

Friday: Popcorn?
Or not, if we decide to see “Isle of Dogs” on Saturday instead. All hail the matinee.

Hungry for more? Check out the Menu Plan Monday linkup at OrgJunkie.