Archive for February 21st, 2010

Weekly Supper Menu

Another week has gone by so it is time for another supper menu.  To update you from this previous menu, I did try to make homemade pizza dough using Alton Brown’s recipe.  I didn’t have great success with it.  I made it exactly by the recipe and the crust was WAY too doughy.  For some reason, I don’t have a lot of luck with yeast dough.  There is something about yeast that eludes me and I wish I knew what it was.

I had high hopes for this dough recipe and I am disappointed that it did not turn out well.  We live too far in the country for pizza delivery and I was hoping for a good homemade alternative.  In my opinion, most refrigerated grocery store doughs have an “off” flavor to them, as do frozen pizzas.  They will do in a pinch, but they don’t have that good authentic taste.  Oh, well.

Here is my plan for the upcoming week:

Monday: dinner with C’s parents

Tuesday: grilled pork chops, roasted potatoes, and salad

Wednesday: grilled hot dogs, oven baked fries, and fruit salad

Thursday: steak & cheese sandwiches with oven baked fries

Friday: leftover steak sandwiches

Saturday: pizza night

Also, our county extension service is sponsoring a “Biggest Loser” contest and my office is participating.  None of us need to lose a huge amount of weight, but we thought it would be a fun way to lose a few winter pounds and get in shape.  It starts tomorrow with the dreaded weigh-in and goes from there.  Wish us luck!!!

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