Monday, February 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 2/23/09

What a day! Already! My wonderful, loving, GENEROUS husband (really!), kept pulling the sheets off of me last night, so I kept waking up. Then I come downstairs to find that the refrigerator had been left open a crack so half the food in there had to be thrown out (that about made me sick!) and come to find that our 6 1/2 year old son has a tooth coming in behind his baby teeth (he hasn't lost any yet). Some are slightly loose but we're really going to have to work at getting them out. *sigh* But this is the day that the Lord has made and these are all really minor irritations that will probably be forgotten by evening. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Oh, and it brings to mind the verse I'm memorizing: "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. For you know the that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

Here's the menu:

Monday: Lasagna (using Italian sausage that was on sale this week!) & Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Tostadas, Rice & Beans (going to make the chicken in the crockpot with homemade salsa verde)
Wednesday: Pork Chops w/ Apples & Rosemary, Mashed Potatoes, Dilled Peas
Thursday: Broiled Salmon, Mushroom Risotto, Green Beans
Friday: Black Bean Soup, Chips & Salsa

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 2/16/09

Okay, the Moo Shu Pork from last week was a hit. It is great over rice. Or go crazy and serve it in tortillas - yes, I said tortillas. :) Here's this week's menu! For more menu and recipe ideas, go over to!

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage (pressure cooker recipe)
Tuesday: Hamburger Potato Casserole with Roasted Asparagus
Wednesday: Ravioli with Butternut Sage Sauce & Salad
Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu & Dilled Peas
Friday: Chili & Buttery Cornbread
Saturday: Crustless Chorizo Quiche

Monday, February 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 2/9/08 & Cheesy Potatoes

Monday: Barbecue Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes & Green Salad
Tuesday: Moo Shu Pork over Rice
Wednesday: Roast Beef, Potatoes, & Carrot
Thursday: Beef Tacos (using left over roast), Black Beans, Salsa & Chips
Friday: Broccoli Cheese Soup & Biscuits

I've never had Moo Shu Pork but I saw Rachel Ray make this and it just looked so good! And since pork loins were on sale for 1.69 a pound (yes, that's a good deal!) and Fareway cuts and packages them as you ask - Moo Shu Pork went on the menu!

My Cheesy Potatoes

5 medium sized potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch
1 Tbl Butter
1/2 cup diced onions
1 stalk celery diced
2 cloves garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 paprika
(any other herb seasonings that you'd like i.e. sage)
2 Tbl Flour
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
4 oz American cheese (approxiately 4 slices)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Slice potatoes and microwave until slightly softened (or else they take forever to bake!). Saute veggies in butter, add seasonings, saute, add flour, cook for a couple minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth, then add the milk. Melt in the cheeses.

Stir the cheese sauce in with the sliced potatoes. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan, and bake covered in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Take off the cover and bake another 10 - 15 minutes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 2/2/09

It's February. And it is Groundhog Day today. I am so thankful I don't have any groundhogs (aka woodchucks) in my yard. They are super destructive! But I do love, love, LOVE the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. For all of you that also love this movie:

"Watch out for that first step, it's a dooooOOOOzy." :)

Monday: Chicken Carbonara & Salad
Tuesday: Baked Asian-Style Honey Chicken, Rice, Egg Drop Soup & Fresh Fruit
Wednesday: All-American Cheeseburger Soup & Salad
Thursday: Broiled Salmon, Orange Cilantro Rice & Peas
Friday: Homemade Pizza & Salad