Menu-Plan Monday

Monday: Chicken Popovers, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans & Tomatoes

Tuesday: Baked Potatoes, Salad, Multi-Grain Rolls

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Texas Toast

Thursday: Orange-Peppered Chicken, Rice (I liked it so much last week, I decided to have it again this week!)

Friday: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits and Gravy

Saturday: Canned Soup, Crackers

Sunday: Voila Meal, Rolls


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Menu Plan Monday

Monday: sausage, hasselback potatoes, broccoli

Tuesday: scrambled eggs, pancakes, leftover sausage, peaches

Wednesday: chili, cornbread

Thursday: orange peppered chicken, rice

Friday: Voila meal, rolls

Saturday: homemade pizza

Sunday: canned soup, rolls


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Menu-Plan Monday

Monday: Coke ham, green beans, rolls, apples

Tuesday: White chicken chile enchiladas

Wednesday: Funfetti pancakes, bacon, applesauce

Thursday: Baked penne, texas toast, corn on the cob

Friday: Chicken and rice casserole, broccoli, apples

Saturday: BLTs, apples

Sunday: Voila meal, rolls


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Menu Plan Monday

This week is going to be kind of a busy one.   I’m helping host my sister-in-law’s Lingerie Shower on Thursday, so there’s a lot to prepare for that.  Also Lance’s mom and grandma are going to be in Nashville all week, so I’m sure we’ll be having lots of family time.  But that’s a good kind of busy! 🙂

Recipes marked with (*) are below.

Monday: Sweet & Sour Chicken over rice, salad

Tuesday: Crockpot Meatballs*, Pasta Salad**, green beans, Herbed Monkey Bread (having family over for dinner!)

Wednesday: Garlic Shrimp***, Carrot Salad****, Oven roasted potatoes, Rosemary Rolls (I don’t homemake mine, I buy rolls in the freezer section and doctor them up!)

Thursday: Bruschetta Pizza*****

Friday: Lingerie Shower.  We’re eating finger foods.

Saturday: Oriental Salad ******, Rosemary Rolls

Sunday: Out to Eat

*Crockpot Meatballs:

1 lb. ground beef

1 c. bread crumbs

3 tbsp. chopped parsley

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 chopped onion

1 (16 oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 (14 oz) can tomato puree

Mix the beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic and onion. Form into balls and place into slow cooker. Mix crushed tomatoes and puree and pour over the meatballs. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

**Pasta Salad

16 oz. box penne rigate pasta

1.5 cups cucumber, diced small

1/2 medium onion, minced

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup white vinegar

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. yellow mustard

1 cup white sugar

parsley (to taste)

Cook and drain pasta. Coat with oil. Mix vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard until sugar dissolves.  Pour over pasta.  Throw in cucumbers, onions, and parsley.  Refrigerate a couple hours and stir before serving.

***Garlic Shrimp

1/2 lb. frozen, deveined shrimp

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

2 tbsp. butter

Thaw shrimp according to package directions. Melt the butter over med-high heat.  Add shrimp and garlic.  Saute until shrimp are pink (usually about 3 minutes total).

**** Carrot Salad

1 lb. carrots, grated

1 apple, chopped

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup golden raisins

juice from one orange

splash of apple cider vinegar

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

***** Bruschetta Pizza

I take a Pillsbury can of pizza crust, smash it out onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  I soften 1/3 stick of butter in the microwave and spread it with a spoon over the crust.  I sprinkle chopped onions and diced tomatoes (Hunts brand, seasoned with garlic and italian seasonings), grated cheese, and fresh parsley.  Then I bake it until the crust is done and the cheese is melted.

****** Oriental Salad

1 package cole slaw mix

1 package chicken flavored ramen noodles

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup oil

1/3 cup vinegar

For the sauce: combine the ramen sauce mix packet, sugar, oil, and vinegar.

Mix the cole slaw, sunflower seeds, almonds, and crushed ramen noodles.  Pour sauce over it and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

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Menu-Plan Monday

I usually only plan one meal a day.  For breakfast we just grab a granola bar or cereal.  At lunch time Lance eats in the cafeteria at work and I usually eat leftovers from the night before or a sandwich.  I’m thankful for his summer schedule that allows us to be at home together in the evenings.  When school starts back, he will work evenings again, and I will go back to cooking a good lunch as opposed to cooking supper.

Monday – leftovers

Tuesdayhamburger packets, rosemary rolls

Wednesdaypoppyseed chicken over rice,  corn,  salad

Thursdaybeef enchiladas, spanish rice

Friday – shrimp scampi pasta

Saturday – grilled chicken, orzo pilaf, cucumber dill salad

Sunday – out to eat

What are your plans for meals this week?

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Menu-Plan Monday

For the past four weeks I’ve made a weekly menu to post in my kitchen.  On Sundays or Mondays I go grocery shopping to get what I need.  I usually try to include a lot of ingredients that I already have on hand, so I usually don’t have to buy much.  It really helps to save money by already knowing what you’re going to eat for the whole week.  It limits the last-minute eating out.  Some weeks I feel like cooking a lot and some weeks I don’t.  If I don’t, I put easy-to-prepare things on the menu.  In the recent past, Lance has been eating in the cafeteria at work for his supper, but this week, I’m going to start packing his lunch as well.  Here’s our plan for this week:


Breakfast – Fried Egg & Toast

Lunch – Hearty Salad (I bought bagged salad and prepared and cut up tri-colored peppers, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, we also have chickpeas, almonds, and shredded cheese to go with this)

Snack – Apple and Peanut Butter

Supper – Garden Fresh Pasta Salad, recipe here.


Breakfast – Oatmeal

Lunch – Hearty Salad

Snack – Cheese and Crackers

Supper – L: Sandwich K: Baked Potato & Steamed Veggies


Breakfast – Pecan Pancakes

Lunch – Hearty Salad

Snack – Mixed Nuts

Supper – L: Hard-Boiled Egg, Veggies & Dip, Cheese; K: Veggies & Dip, Cheese & Crackers


Breakfast – Cinnamon Rolls

Lunch – Subway

Snack – Apple

Supper – Spaghetti with homemade sauce, fresh french bread


Lunch – L: Hard-Boiled Egg, Veggies & Dip, Cheese  K: Egg & Toast

Supper – homemade Pizza OR out to eat

I also have a completely separate menu for the 3 girls I keep.  There meals always include a protein, veggie and/or fruit, and usually a dairy.  My mom sent us a coupon and some money to go to RainForest Cafe, so we will probably do that on Saturday night and make the pizza on Sunday afternoon.