When living in Germany, my too favorite dishes were broth fondue and raclette, both were introduced to me by my husbands Grandmother.
Now in the US, I found a replacement for the Fondue….a restaurant called “The Melting Pot”. This is my favorite restaurant, which is my choice whenever I get to pick the spot for those special occasions.
Look what I got for Mother’s day…it is a Raclette set!!! For those who don’t know what a Raclette set is, it involves an electric table-top grill with small pans, known as coupelles, to heat slices of cheese with miscellaneous vegetables.
- Boiled Potatoes
- Bell peppers
- Ham or Chicken
Optional: Grill the onions and the bell pepper
In the coupelles layer the potato, ham (or chicken), and cheese. Place the tray under the grill tray so the elements add as a grill. Leave for ~ 5 mins.
Top with grilled onion, bell peppers and fresh cracked pepper. Use the scraper and scrap the ingredients onto a plate and serve.
This was dinner last night and boy it was great!! I love both fondue and raclette for the same reasons…both a very social activities as you have to cook your own food and secondly, you eat slower.
Onto our meal plan this week….
|Saturday||Egg+Ham Sandwich||Raclette||20 mins HIT|
|Sunday||Strawberry + Banana Crepes||Grill + Spinach Salad||20 mins HIT|
|Monday||Bircher Muesli||BBQ Chicken + Stuffed mushrooms + Broccoli|
|Tuesday||English Muffin + Banana + Almond Butter||Omlette||Walk|
|Wednesday||Bircher Muesli||Z-Pizza||20 mins. HIT|
|Thursday||English Muffin + Marmite||Spaghetti + Asparagus + Mushrooms|
|Friday||Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie||Toasted Sandwiches||20 mins. HIT|
We are usually spending ~$70 a week for our meals. Here is this weeks shopping list:
|GROCERY LIST (NEW STOCK)||IN THE CUPBOARD/FRIDGE|
NOTE: We shop majority at Trader Joe’s (TJ), Target (TT) with an occasional visit to Whole foods (WF), BJ’s , Harris Teeters (HT), Lowes Food (LF) and Fresh Market (FM).
NOTE: We do not typically use coupons mainly due to time.
NOTE: Items indicated by * are specials for the week we took advantage of.