Sunday, December 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday--Dec 21...and school fundraisers

In order to raise money for new Smart Boards, my kids' school decided to sell cookbooks. It was a great fundraiser. I am usually anti-school fundraisers. I hate spending money for junk, and let's face it, most of the time the things from fundraisers are junk. I also don't like wasting money, so cookie dough is usually overpriced to me. So, I get to be the anti-social parent that doesn't ever send money for anything. Add in that with three kids in a semi-public school with lots of great field trips all at the same time, there's usually not a lot left over for the fundraisers, anyway.

That's why I was so excited about the cookbooks. I love to cook. It was something the kids could participate in and make a meaningful contribution. I just wish mine wouldn't have all been sick the day the recipe submissions were due! We didn't get any of our favorite family recipes added. I am really hoping they do the cookbook every few years so we can get another chance.

The bad news on this is that while the grandparents were more than happy to send a check for the cookbooks, none of them actually wanted a cookbook. Now, I have three copies! I'm going to be on the lookout for someone to gift one of these lovely cookbooks! There has to be at least a half dozen different macaroni and cheese recipes LOL

I'm going to be looking through the book over the coming weeks trying to find some new favorites and I'll post the recipes here. The cookbooks didn't arrive in time for my grocery shopping trip, so no recipes this week from it.

Monday: Pork Stir Fry
Tuesday: Mustard Tarragon Chicken
Wednesday: Beef Pot Roast
Thursday: Beef Curry
Friday: Turkey roast
Saturday: Spaghetti
Sunday: leftovers

1 comment:

  1. I love church and school cookbooks - looking forward to see what you make from it.


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