September 26, 2011

Menu Monday

Alternate Title: Still at It - YUM!

Tonight we tried something new, by which I mean I looked at a recipe and thought "well, hell, I am not going to put all of that crap together, but thanks cookbook-man for the suggestion." I cut out all of the special-buy stuff and it turned out well.

I have said before that we plan our meals out a week at a time, and we cycle things in about once every five or six weeks. We have gotten much better about eating in instead of out, and that is due to the plan, completely and totally! It is a great system for us since I can look out and know what to look for at the grocery store sales, since Abby and I grocery shop before Anny is up and moving on Sunday mornings. :)

It appears that I was on a roll for about one month a long while ago about posting our Meal Plan for the week to the blog to share. Not surprised that I let it go about the time that my blogging slipped to twice monthly instead of twice weekly. We have been using our meal planning, just not blogging about it.

I am happy with last weeks plan, so I am going to share what we had then before I pull out this weeks, just for fun.

Last week:
Sunday - Pan Seared Pork Chops with Corn on the Cob
Monday - Baked Salmon, couscous and fresh green beans
Tuesday - Burgers and pasta (burgers made last month and frozen - time saver!)
Wednesday - Frozen Pizza
Thursday - Tuna Pockets (recipe here)
Friday - Kielbasa and Sauerkraut with rice
Saturday - Peanut Butter Pancakes - not good enough to share that recipe. Boo.

Abby was not excited about ANY of these meals, even the pizza, until we just sort of pushed a little harder than we should have needed to. She even raised a stink about pepperoni pizza. She is clearly four.

This week:
Sunday - Rob's Quick Steak Stir Fry
Monday - Aloha Kebabs and pasta (Recipe from Deceptively Delicious)
Tuesday - Home Made Corn Dogs (baked) (Recipe from Silly Snacks)
Wednesday - Grilled Ham and Cheese and broccoli
Thursday - Baked Cod in Bacon (from the new Jamie Oliver book) and Mashed Cauliflower (recipe here)
Friday/Saturday - Church Family Retreat Weekend! :)

That is what our plan is - what are you eating this week?


  1. I'm making chicken and noodles tonight. We had tacos at a friend's house last night. I've got a whole ton of Market Day stuff in the freezer that I ordered by mistake, so we'll probably eat a bunch of that, too. :)

  2. Oh, it sounds soooo good! I'm depressed now. I don't get home early enough for us to eat together, so Samantha eats on her own whatever frozen or canned thing we can drop on her plate in a hurry. I really, really wish we could provide more nutritious meals that she would actually attempt to try. Time to get the slow cooker going... Btw, sorry about the peanut butter pancakes! I would so totally have tried those, but I trust you on that.

  3. Marathon Deli in College Park, MD. It was magnificent.

  4. A new hit at our house, and a good way to spend some of the morning before we need to start all the get-ready-to-go routine stuff. (I suppose our morning free time is a "benefit" to starting our days before 6:00, even when we don't have anywhere to be until 8:30.) Fun junk food kids can help cook:

    Squid dogs:
    Cut a hot dog into one inch (or smaller) pieces. Stick raw spaghetti through the hot dog pieces. Drop weirdly shaped things into boiling water for several minutes, until pasta is soft. Eat with delight!

    Kids' response:
    Loved sticking pasta through the hot dogs.
    Loved the way they looked and felt.
    Not a fan of the locally produced (thicker-than-Oscar-Maeyer casings) hot dogs.
    Would prefer "normal spaghetti" to the gray, buckwheat healthy stuff we provided.
    We sent this to school in lunch boxes. :)