Archive for the ‘Menu Plan Monday’ Category

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Menu Plan Monday: April 16-21, 2012

April 16, 2012

 

Comments on last week’s menu:  Last week I did minimal cooking, and tried no new recipes at all.  Doesn’t look like I’ll be doing much cooking this week, either, as I’ll be trying to use up our leftover camp food.

Monday — Girl Scouts for Sophia & me; Bible study for the guys.

Tuesday — Spaghetti, garlic bread, Caesar salad.

Wednesday — Fast food for the kids; date night for Dan & me

Thursday — Chicken tacos, served with southwestern salad.

Friday — Heading west to visit a friend while Dan does some cycling.

Saturday — Not sure if we will be home by dinner time.  Probably not.

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.

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Menu Plan Monday: April 9-15, 2012

April 7, 2012

We were on vacation in Arizona last week, so no menu to comment on. I need to get back into the swing of things this week… at least temporarily, before I go camping with the Girl Scouts this weekend.

Monday — a fast dinner on the run before our Girl Scout pre-camp meeting.

Tuesday — Ravioli with Italian sausage, Caesar salad, garlic bread.

Wednesday — Date night for Dan and me; church activities for the kids.

ThursdayHurry Up Chicken Pot Pie

Friday — I’m leaving for camp late this afternoon.  The boys are on their own for the weekend!

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Menu Plan Monday: March 19-25, 2012

March 19, 2012

Comments on last week’s menu:  The So-Good Corn Chip Pie was, once again, a big hit. So was the Creamy Chicken Crescents.  Highly recommend both recipes.

Monday — Girl Scouts for Sophia and me; Bible study for Trevor and Dan.  We’ll grab a quick dinner beforehand.

Tuesday –I have a meeting to attend this evening, so dinner needs to be easy.  I’ll fix Tater Taco Casserole and serve it with a southwestern salad.

Wednesday — Fast food for the kids; date night for Dan & me.

ThursdayStromboli and Caesar salad.

Friday — Family movie night:  Light fare and Enchanted.

Saturday — Trying a different recipe for rotisserie style chicken in the crock pot.  I liked the last one okay, but it didn’t taste like rotisserie chicken.  This one has more herbs & spices, so I’m eager to see how it compares.

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.

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Menu Plan Monday: March 12-18, 2012

March 12, 2012

Comments on my last published menuNone of us liked the White Cheddar Chicken Pasta.  It was just plain gross.

Monday — Girl Scouts for Sophia and me; Bible study for Trevor and Dan.  We’ll grab a quick dinner beforehand.

TuesdayCreamy Chicken Crescents and broccoli

Wednesday — Date night for Dan and me; small groups at church for the kids.

ThursdaySo-Good Corn Chip Pie

Friday –I’m heading to a weekend crop with an old friend in PA.  Dan and the kids are on their own!

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Menu Plan Monday: February 20-26, 2012

February 20, 2012

Comments on last week’s menu: The Jagerschnitzel with Bacon Mushroom Gravy truly was a labor of love.  It’s one of those meals that has to be baby-sat.  You’re on your feet in front of the stove the entire time… there are very few moments where you find something else to do while it cooks.  Also, the recipe begins with preheat oven to 350 degrees… yet you never use the oven.   That was the only new recipe I tried last week.  Not eager to revisit that one.

Monday — Bible study for the boys;  Girl Scouts for the girls.  Dinner on the run. Happy Monday.

Tuesday — I have a Girl Scout leader meeting.  I’ll set up the crock pot with Easy, Flavorful Pot Roast, served with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies.

Wednesday — fast food for the kids before church; Dan and I will either eat out or use up some leftovers.

ThursdayMonte Cristo sandwiches.

Friday — We are doing a GS Cookie booth 6-9 pm.  Dinner will be fast food.  Ugh.

SaturdayChicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches, unless our visiting friends want to go out.

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.

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Menu Plan Monday: February 13-19, 2012

February 13, 2012

Comments on last week’s menu:  The Baked Chicken and Pineapple Casserole was awesome.  Spicy, sweet, salty and crunchy… it satisfied just about every type of craving.  I’ll post the recipe later.  I did not make the Jagerschnitzel last week due to time constraints and general chaos in the home (read: Girl Scout cookies), so I am going to make that as a special Valentine’s Day meal for my beloved instead.

Monday — Girl Scouts for the girls, Bible study for the boys.  An evening of dinner on the run.

TuesdayJagerschnitzel with Bacon Mushroom Gravy, served with potato dumplings and mixed veggies.

Wednesday — A long overdue date night!  Yay!

ThursdayChicken Fajita Tacos served with a southwestern style salad

Friday — I’m going to a crop.  Dan and the kids will do movie night at home.

Saturday — setting up the crock pot with BBQ Pork for Sandwiches.  Serving with fries

Sunday — leftovers or snacking.

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Recipe Share: Sausage and Pepperoni Baked Spaghetti

February 6, 2012

from Paula Deen Magazine’s “Comfort Food” issue

(This recipe serves 8-10 people.)

Ingredients:

1 (19.76 oz) package mild Italian sausage, casings removed

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1/2 cup mini pepperoni slices

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 (16 oz) package spaghetti, cooked and kept warm

1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce

1 (16 oz) jar alfredo sauce

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, drained

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large skillet, combine sausage, onion, pepperoni, and garlic.  Cook over medium-high heat until sausage is browned and crumbly and onion is tender.  Drain.

In a large bowl, toss together sausage mixture, cooked spaghetti, marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, diced tomatoes, and Cheddar cheese.  Pour into prepared baking dish.  Top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.