Sunday, August 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday (3rd week! On a roll!)- 08/24/09

A new routine?!? I am really loving planning the menus for our week. I couldn't ever do it before! For some reason what I found on clicks for me and is working!!!

My second week was great. I did switch around alot last week with the days of the week, but for the most part it worked really well. It was awesome knowing what was for supper! (See below for what last week was and what we actually did for supper).

So, here is this week's version for 8/24/09:

Monday: Eating dinner at school function.

Tuesday: BLT's - Our tomatoes have finally begun to turn red. We must take advantage of them for Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches! We will have Kraft mac n cheese or chips with them. Plus cucumbers maybe some squash cooked with some pesto a friend made.

Wednesday: New Pressure Cooker Recipe - Monster Meatballs with "Baked" Potatoes. From Miss Vickie's Pressure Cooker Book Page 174.

Thursday: Cracker Crust Chicken with red potatoes in gravy and peas - I just use crushed saltines (with some seasoned salt) to coat chicken cubes that have been dipped in egg and then fry them.

Friday: New Recipe - Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Tast of Home Cookbook. Page 174 (What's up with that? Page 174 again! LOL!)

Saturday: Spaghetti with italian meatballs and french bread.

Sunday: Tacos with cheese dip and tortilla chips. I make the taco meat with ground beef and Tone's taco seasoning from Sam's. The cheese dip is On The Border dip also from Sam's.

HOW WE DID LAST WEEK of 8/17/09:
Monday: Fajitas made with flank steak - Made them, ate them!
Tuesday: Sweet n sour chicken - I'm taking this off the menu for a while. It just isn't sounding good to us! So, we ate the Chicken Pot Pie I had planned for Thursday. (Made the gravy on my own though instead of from a packet this time).
Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and rolls. - My sister in law came over with two roasted chickens and all the fixins ... So no cooking for me! Yay! Plus we had a chicken left over. I froze it to use on Sunday when she comes over again.
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie - We ate this on Tuesday. Instead we had Chicken Enchiladas I had planned for Saturday night.
Friday: Manwich on buns, homemade Velveeta mac n cheese, cucumber salad and green beans. - Had some time today so I made Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and rolls that we were supposed to have Wednesday. I also tried a new yeast roll recipe I found on
Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas - Ate the Manwich on buns, homemade Velveeta mac n cheese, cucumber salad that we had planned for Friday night.
Sunday: Grilled house burgers with home cut french fries and breaded squash. - We used the other chicken my Sister-in-law brought over on Wedensday and made some homemade chicken noodles and mashed potatoes. Had friends over and they brought a wonderful angelfood cake dessert with coolwhip, pudding, pineapple and strawberry frosting. Yummo!

So even though I jumbled it all around, we stuck pretty much to the plans only bumping off things to make way for what my sister-in-law brought over. She can do that anytime! It's fine by me! LOL!

Here's to another week of menu plans! Yay!


  1. Great menu! I also like how you add how things worked out for you last week!

    I have Spaghetti planned this week as well!

  2. my weeks always get turned around a bit too, its nice to just have the ingreidents and go for what feels good.

    awesome job on making this a routine! i love it!

  3. I am semi new to this meal planning world myself and have also been modifying it to "us" ie moving stuff around to different days and just planning dinners -- I really love all that Org Junkies link up has added as far as helping me be motivated and the variety it has added to our meals ;-) Welcome glad it is working out for you too!

  4. I think once you have a plan -- and you have the supplies for the recipes, then switching around is a snap.
    And your sister-in-law comes by with a meal? You must really be in the good books!