Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - December 1, 2008

To be perfectly honest, I should not need to eat for several weeks. However, I'm sure the guys will, so here's the plan:

Monday - Turkey Pot Pie - I'll be making one for a potluck dinner and one for the guys using the last of my Thanksgiving turkey.

Tuesday - Baked Spaghetti (thanks, Angie for this freezer meal), steamed broccoli and rolls

Wednesday - Front Porch Sittin' Wednesday at church - Soup, Salad and dessert

Thursday - Shanghai Shrimp, steamed rice and egg drop soup

Friday - Breakfast for dinner - Ham & eggs, grits, orange slices

Saturday - I'm not sure what we'll have.......

As always, I thank you for stopping by and look for tons of other great meal plans at OrgJunkie.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lemonade Awards

Today, I was the recipient of this great award from Simply Sweet Home, which honors blogs that represent great attitude and/or gratitude. This is my first award for any of my blogs and it came on my birthday! Wow, I'm blown away......Thanks, Jerri!

As part of the tradition of this award it must be passed on to other deserving blogs (10). Since I'm fairly new to blogging, I'm choosing 5 of my favorites. So here goes, in no particular order:

Tiffany@ But I Had a Tiara - Great menus and gratitude for all things in life.

Stephanie @ A Year of Crockpotting - I'll be hating to see the year end. I bow to the crockpot queen!

Lisha @ Apprehensive Aliment Artisan - One of the most giving, loving individuals I've ever known, I'm proud to call her my friend. She's overcome her fear of cooking (to please her crew) and has a hubby who is masterful in the kitchen.

Amanda @ The Rural Bohemian - Found this blog through my friend and I love everything about it!

Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic - Always something interesting on this blog. Freezer meals are her specialty. Who wouldn't love a girl who can make turkey cupcakes.

Here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs (I only had 5, sorry) which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - November 24, 2008

I'll be hosting about 25 family members on Thursday, so my plan is simple leading up to that day. I encountered a homeless family in my job this week and my interaction with them leads me to say: I am so thankful for a God who loves me, family, church family, friends, my job, a warm home, food to eat and enough of the things I need. Many in our great nation are not as fortunate. I am blessed. May you be as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday - Chicken casserole (provided by my friend, Angie), salad, corn
Tuesday - Grilled ham & cheese sandwiches, tomato soup
Wednesday - My birthday (dinner here, I hope)
Thursday (Thanksgiving Day - US) - Fried turkey, spiral ham, dressing & gravy, green bean casserole, macaroni & cheese, Joe potatoes, corn salad, broccoli salad, buttermilk salad, veggie tray & ranch dip, relish tray (featuring Wickles), cranberry sauce (yes, my family prefers the kind out of a can), rolls, sweet potato & pecan pies, carrot cake (for my birthday)
Friday - I'll be shopping, we'll be eating leftovers.
Saturday - The Game (Alabama & Auburn) - glazed meatballs, cheese dip, chips, veggies & dip
Sunday - Finish off the leftovers!

Thank you for visiting my blog. There are lots of other great meal ideas at Org.Junkie!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Honey-Pecan Pork Chops

This meal delivered once again. Tender boneless pork, panfried then topped with a honey-pecan sauce. Mr. B and I added baked sweet potaotes, green beans, and an apple-raisin salad. The Hoss opted for leftover rice instead of the potato. Comfort food at its best. Simple enough for weeknight fare yet tasty enough to serve company.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oven Fried Drumsticks

Since Mr. B is a house husband these days, he was the cook tonight. The chicken was moist and good. The Hoss ate 5 drumsticks! Looking forward to more of these nights.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - November 17, 2008

After being at my Mother's bedside for several days, she passed away on November 6. The trip we planned was put on hold so we could say our goodbyes and be with family and friends. A lot of my previous meal plan did not materialize. I'm hoping to cook at least some of the meals I have planned this week.
Sunday - Vegetable Beef Soup prepared by my friend Angie. My friends and church family have taken really good care of me.
Monday - Oven Fried Drumsticks, Buttered Rice, English Peas, Rolls
Tuesday -Potato soup & cheese biscuits
Wednesday - Eat at Church: Baked spaghetti, salad & dessert
Thursday - Honey-Pecan Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans
Friday - Sloppy Joes, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw
Saturday - I'm hosting our supper club: Chili with Toppings, Salad, Corn Muffins, Apple Pie with Ice Cream
As always, thanks for stopping by to view my menu plan. Don't forget to check out all the other great meal ideas at Org.Junkie!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This was supposed to be Thursday night's meal but I had a hankerin' for it today. Quick and easy to prep and the crock pot does its magic with the sauce. Cook up the pasta of your choice, add a crisp salad and garlic bread, DELISH!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - November 3, 2008 (2 Weeks)

All in all we did pretty well last week and ate what I planned with few variations, except the spaghetti . Hopefully this week will yield the same results. My plan is to do as little shopping as possible for this week since we are travelling over the weekend. That is also why you will see recipes for the end of next week as well.

On the menu for this week:
Monday - Honey-Apple Turkey Breast (modified for the crock pot), Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli
Tuesday - Hamburgers, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Tossed Salad
Wednesday - Front Porch Sittin' Wednesday - Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Thursday - Turkey Pot Pie (using leftover turkey from Monday) , salad
Friday - Eat at the Football Game! Go Indians!
Saturday - Tuesday Mr. B and I are away on a trip to Music City USA to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. The Hoss will stay with friends. I won't be cooking:) If any of you are familiar with the Nashville area and can recommend some good restaurants, I would appreciate it!

Menu for Week of Novmber 10:
Tuesday (11) Breakfast for dinner (eggs, sausage, pancakes)
Thursday (13) - Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
Friday (14) - Shanghai Shrimp , rice and egg drop soup (unless we have a football game)
Saturday (15) - Honey-pecan pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
Again, thanks for stopping by to view my menu plan. Don't forget to check out all the other great meal ideas at Org.Junkie!