I am back from a busy weekend and stepped right into a horrendous week! But it has lots of fun elements, so hopefully as long as I get time to take a deep breath, I will enjoy it.
My family and I have been to the Mulli Children's Family, an orphanage in Kenya, which is home to 850 children, twice now. We just love it. We've made real connections and I think have been useful.
Charles and Esther Mulli, the Kenyan couple who started the orphanage, are in my hometown doing a fundraising tour. They've been to other places in Canada, too, and now it's Belleville's turn.
So they're having dinner at my house tonight, along with another 12 people. That brings the total to 19.
So I've decided I'm going to do fajitas. I just can't sit 19 at a table, so some people are going to have to use couches. So I want some finger food.
I make really good fajitas! I usually make them with chicken, refried beans, Mexican rice, guacamole, salsa, cheese, peppers, and mushrooms, and then people can add whatever they'd like. So that's my plan for tonight. I'll add some salsa and chips and some veggies and dip, and I may get my girls to whip up two cakes from mixes.
Here's the rest of the week:
Tuesday: Pork Tenderloin. My brother-in-law is coming over to finish our taxes, and since he is recently single he doesn't always eat that well. He likes this dish, though. Just cut the pork into medallions, cover with flour and some salt and pepper, and brown. Then add 1/3 cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 2 tbsp dijon mustard, and simmer until pork is cooked. You can double the liquids if you want. It's really tasty in the end. Thicken the sauce with some corn starch and you're all set. I serve it with rice and veggies.
Wednesday: Spaghetti. I need something simple. Rebecca will make this one herself.
Thursday: Steaks. We haven't done them yet this season and we're going to buy a new barbecue this week. We bought half a cow earlier this year, and I have some yummy steaks in the freezer. I'm really looking forward to this one!
Then, once again, I am away for the rest of the weekend. Rebecca has a Bible quiz meet, and our region is going up to Muskoka Woods, a sports camp quite a bit northwest of where we live. It should be a riot, but I doubt I'll get any sleep because they're housing us dorm style and I can't sleep with noise. Oh, well.
Anyway, that's it for me this week. What about you?
Labels: cooking, Menu Plan Monday