Monday, August 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/31/09

Watch out everyone! September is HERE! Or will be tomorrow at least. Are you ready for fall? I love fall but I'm not quite sure where summer went.

Monday: Roast Turkey, Cheesy Potatoes, & Wax Beans
Tuesday: Browned Pork Chops, Risotto (pressure cooker), & Salad
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes, Oven Fries, & Veggies w/ Dip
Thursday: Cheesy Turkey Pot Pie (first time using crescent roll dough as the top) & Salad
Friday: Pizza! and I may make some homemade Jalapeno Poppers too....

The other thing I know I need to make this week is hot sauce. Looking for some good recipes! But I bascially think I got it worked out to how I'm going to make it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday (er, Tuesday! 8/24/09)

Monday: Salmon with Dill Yogurt Sauce (added diced cucumber to the sauce), Cous Cous & Green Beans
Tuesday: Chicken Tacos, Black Beans, Homemade Salsa & Chips
Wednesday: Easy Slow Cooker French Dip, Roasted Potatoes & Squash
Thursday: Eggplant Parmesean & Salad
Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/17/09

I sat and stared at the computer screen a long, long time before I could come up with a menu for this week. Sometimes I just get tired of doing it but I know it is so much better to have a plan. I think I'll be pretty excited when cooler weather comes and we can have soups and stews again (just like I'm excited when grilling weather comes in the spring!). This week I also have plans for putting up some more garden produce. I'll be pickling jalapenos and I think I'll go ahead and do some dill pickle slices too. Although, I really would like to crinkle cut them - I just think they look so much nicer when they are crinkle cut! I'd also like to make some marinara sauce. If anyone out their has a great, approved for canning in a BWB canner marinara sauce recipe then please do share!!

Monday: Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, Chips & Salsa
Tuesday: Blue Cheese Burgers, Oven Fries, & Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob
Wednesday: Sauteed Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, & Green Salad
Thursday: Grilled Salmon, CousCous & Green Beans
Friday: Parmesan Sage Pork Chops (on, Wild Rice, Sauteed Squash

Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 8/10/09

It is August and we really should be having cucumber salad every night. Yes, I've got cucumbers. I did make some freezer pickles. Yes, I said freezer pickles. But I don't really have plans to make anymore pickles since I still have 6 jars of pickles in the basement from last year. Plus, I also have pickle relish. I've toyed with the idea of making faux apple rings (you know red hot candy and cinnamon flavored) but every recipe I see calls for pickling lime. I don't want to have to buy pickling lime.

Now the big question is whether I should make salsa or if I should make marinara sauce with my tomatoes. Hmmmmmm. I have all the stuff for both. I really do like freshly made salsa. I wonder if I can freeze my hot peppers and just use them through out the year? I've roasted and peeled some of my Anaheim peppers and froze them in cut rings. They'll make great "green diced chiles" through out the year.

Enough rambling:

Monday: Grilled Pork Chops & Peaches, BBQ Beans
Tuesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad
Wednesday: Lime Marinated Grilled Chicken and Salsa Pasta Salad
Thursday: Parmesan Tilapia, Grilled Summer Squash, Rice
Friday: Hot dogs, Grilled Corn & Cucumber Salad

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Menu Plan Catch Up!

Yes, I'm playing catch up big time here with my menu planning. It's not that I haven't had a plan but just that I haven't gotten to posting it (read pure laziness if you'd like). But after Mike came home today asking about it and a friend mentioned looking at my menu plans tonight, I figured I better get it up. Keeps me honest :)

The garden is really producing now so we're eating a lot of fresh vegetables. I love it!

Last week's menu:

Monday: Salmon, Rice & Salad
Tuesday: Grilled Carribean Jerk Chicken, Cucumber Salad, Cous Cous
Wednesday: Moo Shu Pork with Noodles & Egg Drop Soup
Thursday: Grilled Cheeseburgers & Oven Fries
Friday: loving dh brought home supper
Saturday: Pizza Margherita & Salad

This week's menu:

Monday: Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Salad & Sourdough Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Tacos (I snuck in yellow squash in the meat!), Refried Beans, Chips & Salsa
Wednesday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Fresh Veggies with dip
Thursday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches & Chips
Friday: Thai Chicken Pizza & Salad