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Monday, April 25, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - April 25, 2011

I'm a little giddy about my knew knowledge...I made cheese today!! Not a big wheel of cheddar, mind you, but a little blob of an Indian Cheese called Paneer.

What has me excited is that it can be used in recipes calling for feta. We love feta but always forget to grab some before we want to make our Greek Ham Wraps. Now with this simple recipe, we can have that favorite more often!

It does use a lot of milk, so save the whey for a recipe like potato soup.


6 C milk
1/4 C white vinegar or lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

Set the milk up to boil. When the milk comes to a boil, pour the vinegar or lemon juice and salt into it. Reduce the heat and stir continuously until the milk is completely curdled.

Remove from the heat when the separation of the curds and yellowish whey is complete. Strain the mixture through a clean muslin cloth (I used a tea towel) drapped over a colendar placed on a big bowl. 

Leave it for 15-20 minutes so that all the whey is drained out. To make the paneer into a block, tie the muslin and place it under something heavy.

The paneer can now be cut into chunks and used as required. We crumbled it into our wraps. Yum!

On the menu this week:Monday (Bry Night Meeting) - Greek Ham Wraps, Micro-Roasted Potatoes

Tuesday (Rabbit Agility) - Cheese Enchiladas, Mexican Rice

Wednesday (AWANA) - Smoked Sausage Sandwiches, Baked Potatoes

Thursday (Karate) - Taco Salad

Friday - Bonfire at Church

Saturday  (Math Tournament) - Veggie Alphabet Soup, Fresh Bread

Our menus for past years can be found at our website. Breakfast menu is here; lunch menu is here.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the comment on my blog about my boys room...you hit the nail on the head when you asked about the rest of the house while I was cleaning their room...UGH!! It's never ending. I certainly can't imagine rotating clothes for 8...sweaters in June certainly wouldn't be a bad thing would it!??? Have a great day!!