Monday, October 16, 2006

Menu Plan Monday

While perusing one of my new favorite websites, Tammy's Recipes, last week I discovered "Menu Plan Mondays". Basically, a website called I'm an Organizing Junkie (love that blog title! :-) gets a group of bloggers together, everyone posts their menus and links back to the original site, where a list of links are kept. What a boon! I'm always looking for ideas, especially about meals and menus, so this was just a great find. I have discovered, as you will see from several of my recent posts, that staying organized and having a clear plan is the key to my happiness as a homeschool mom. One of the ways I do this is to have a menu plan each week (I even keep it in my new Kitchen Binder!), so I thought that I could participate in Menu Plan Monday myself. Horray, what fun! So, without further ado, here is this weeks' menu:

Monday: Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken, brown rice, mixed frozen vegies, salad

Tuesday: Country Steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, bread and butter (for my wierd children who don't like mashed potatoes!)

Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup (use leftovers from Monday), cracker bread (yum!!), salad

Thursday: BBQ beef sandwhiches(I'll use the crockpot for this), soft onion rolls, plain sandwhich rolls and chips for the kids, coleslaw (I'm still on the search for the perfect coleslaw recipe, thought I'd try this one this week), birthday cake for my youngest!!!

Friday: Tuna Noodle Casserole (I'll make it with canned tuna, homemade cream of mushroom soup, frozen peas, and egg noodles, with a parmesan/cracker crumb curst on top), salad

Saturday: Fried Pork chops, spiced potatoes (family recipe, I'll post it someday!), green beans

Sunday: Roast beef, yellow rice, mixed frozen vegies, Apple Crisp and ice cream for dessert

Many thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for organizing this great collection! Do check out the other blogs listed there on Menu Plan Monday - you'll find some great ideas!


Gail said...

That chicken looks good! I recently went through a drawer full or recipes (cut from newspapers & magazines etc) and threw a lot away and put the rest into a binder! I don't have all the catagories you have but it's working for me now..and I like the idea of the "reference" section, good one!

Sandra said...

Great menus, the chicken sounds wonderful :)

I always have a hard time organizing my recipes, but just recently I went through them all and got rid of a bunch I never use.

Great idea on the "reference section" what would definitely help out a lot :)

Jen said...

I love COuntry Steak...and fried pork chops...sounds so good

org junkie said...

Awesome!! Thanks for participating. Your menu looks great and thanks for including recipes! Laura

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, I want to eat at your house every single night! I love that you included links to recipes, I'm off to check them out. Yummy!

Have a great day, and a terrific week :)

Anonymous said...

I saved the recipe for the chicken, cracker bread, and coleslaw! I plan on making all three!

The coleslaw I will have to add somewhere in my menu this week, as I have the cabbage ready and waiting!


my menu is here:

MamaJen said...

Oooh - I have to say, the chicken last night was extremely tasty - all my guys loved it, and it's quite a feat to get something every single one of them likes! I had a 5lb chicken, and I needed to increase the cooking time to about an hour and a half total. I thought that would end up burning the chicken at such a high heat, but it didn't, just came out nice and tender and juicy!

I do encourage everyone to try the cracker bread, too. I first made it a week ago, and I was amazed at how easy it was, and also how completely delicious it tasted!

Thanks for all the comments! I love to cook, it's so nice to share with everyone! :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, phooey! The first week in way-too-long that I got my act together and MADE a menu, and here it's an hour from Wednesday. Maybe next week! :)

I've been working on organizing a kitchen binder, too, your post was very helpful!