May 11, 2010

Menu Monday (on Tuesday)

Crazy weekend that ended up with me being really sore and not feeling like blogging on Sunday night or Monday morning. 

Last week I mentioned that we were doing a new slow cooker brisket recipe, and shortly after that I realized that it took 24 hours to crock pot.  It was awesome, and made two complete meals for us!

This week we are intentionally incorporating two of the meals from the frozen food party we went to a week ago.  We would likely space them out to once a week, if we felt like we could plan out that far.  Right now, with the move coming quickly, we are trying to be sure that we account for everything in the freezer.  Maybe with a little luck we will have an empty freezer soon, and resort only to fresh fruits, vegetables and meats for a stretch in June. 

So, the menu this week:

Sunday - Leftover Brisket in tortillas (added rice, salsa and sour cream)
Monday - Hearty Chili & Cornbread - From the Frozen Food Party
Tuesday - Macaroni and Cheese with turkey hot dogs
Wednesday - Burrito Pie - From the Frozen Food Party
Thursday - Family Dinner
Friday - Picnic with Abby's Daycare (five centers, ~22 children from each, FUN!)
Saturday - Family Dinner to celebrate Gramps' birthday, in Rehoboth, DE!

All in all it looks like we will not even have a chance to go out to dinner this week - lots of time and money savings going on here!  How about you?


  1. I love your idea of a frozen meal party. I do this by myself in the Spring since I know once the weather warms up we will be on the go a lot and not necessarily home to start dinner on time. I'm going to have to try your crockpot chili stew recipe. Sounds delish!

  2. There are very few things better than a brisket that has been braised in a crock pot. I once rubbed one with a combination of chili pepper and cocoa powder, then braised it for 8 hours in a bottle of Coke. It was fantastic. You'll have to share your brisket recipe.