Sunday, December 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - December 7

It's been a very long time between posts, but with the holidays upon us, a menu plan is a must!

Monday - I'll take chicken and dumplin's to M&Ms potluck. Making extra for the guys.

Tuesday - honey-pecan pork chops, mashed potatoes, salad

Wednesday - supper at church - baked chicken, sweet potato patties, green beans

Thursday - slammin' salmon burgers, oven fries, cole slaw

Friday - bubble pizza, salad

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Laura at OrgJunkie for hosting!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - August 17, 2009

The first week of school went so smothly. I can't believe we only have 3 years left and then college! We also followed my menu plan (amazing). Here is how it looks for this week:

Monday - Meet the Indians at dog supper (love football!)

Tuesday -Golden baked pork cutlets, rice, steamed cabbage

Wednesday - Roast beef, mashed potatoes, lima beans, salad, rolls & dessert (at church)

Thursday - Sloppy joes, oven fries, salad

Friday - Supper Club at the Kilpatricks followed by the Fall Jamboree (love football!)

Don't forget to checkout other menu plans & recipes at OrgJunkie. Thanks, Laura!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - August 10, 2009

School begins this week! Along with the start of school will continue after school football practices and games beginning in late August. Since I last posted, I've discovered my husband will not be returning to the workplace, so he becomes the primary cook. We are slowly learning to be married without him working! Since weekends never work out for us, I am posting only for week days. The menu for this week includes:

Monday - fish tacos, guacamole salad, chips & salsa
Tuesday - Mimi's Sticky Chicken (thighs), pinto beans, turnip greens, corn muffins

Wednesday - Eat at church....Wednesday suppers are back! Herb Roasted Chicken, vegetable casserole, blackeyed peas, salad, bread, dessert

Thursday - Easy Bacon & Cheese Quiche, salad, fresh fruit

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - May 25, 2009

We adhered to last week's plan except for a few minor adjustments. The shrimp lo mein became marinara (sauce in the frig needed to be used) and soup became a simple salad. On Thursday we used up leftover beef from Monday. I can't wait for the fresh veggies from my garden! Until then, this is what we are eating:

Monday - grilled ribeyes, baked potatoes, salad, strawberry pie

Tuesday - lima beans (use recipe link but substitute dried limas for the pintos), steamed cabbage (thanks to a friend's bounty), cornbread

Wednesday - eat at church - beef strogannoff, green beans, salad

Thursday - wraps/sandwiches (ballgame at 6pm)

Friday - helping my sister move (ballgame at 8pm)

Saturday - moving day continues - crockpot lasagna, salad and bread

Sunday - grilled chicken salad

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out OrgJunkie for more great menu plans!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - May 18, 2009

Last week was so stress-free in the meal department. I attribute that to my menu plan. Soon we will have fresh produce from our small garden and I'll incorporate that into our weekly menu. Here's what's cooking this week.

Wednesday - Eat at church - Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Potatoes & Onions, Salad & Dessert

Thursday - Honey Pecan Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Peas

Friday - Mimi's Sticky Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Grilled Veggies

Saturday - Grilled Mahi Mahi, Leftover Rice, Salad

Sunday - Leftovers!

As always, check out OrgJunkie for more great menu plans and recipes.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - May 11, 2009

I'm back and so happy to have a week of meals planned out. Here's how it looks! *I will need to prep Tuesday's ham on Sunday, May 10.
Monday - Greek Lemon Chicken, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday - Brown Sugar Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Salad

Wednesday - Dinner at church (Sausage, peppers, onions - pinto beans or quiche - salad)

Thursday -Bubble Pizza, Salad

Friday - Grilled Ribeyes, 2X Baked Potatoes, Sweet & Sour Salad

Sunday - Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

As always, thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out OrgJunkie for more great menu plans!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 13, 2009

Hopefully with JV baseball winding down our lives will be a bit more manageable. We have a last game on the schedule for Monday but the forecast is calling for rain. So we may shift some of the meals around as the week unfolds.

Monday - Sandwiches & veggies with dip (if we play ball)
Shrimp marinara, steamed broccoli, bread (if we don't)
Tuesday - Baked ham & cheese omelet roll, pear salad, homemade hash browns (leftover ham)
Wednesday - Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans (at church)
Thursday - Fish tacos, salad, spanish rice
Friday - Grilled ribeyes, 2X baked potatoes, salad
Saturday - hope to visit my sister (we'll eat there)
Sunday - Buttermilk chicken, mashed potaotes, lady peas, cornbread, blueberry cobbler

As always, a big Thank You to Laura for hosting. Head on over to OrgJunkie for more meal plans and recipes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - March 30, 2009

Wow, it seems like I haven't posted in months! We have lots of ball games scheduled which means we either eat at the concession stand (very expensive & not healthy) or we pack a cooler with our dinner and snacks. We choose to take our food with us. Here's how it stacks up for the week. I may switch Tuesday and Friday menus......
Monday - Baseball games (wraps & fruit at the games)

Tuesday - Buttermilk chicken, mashed potatoes, salad

Wednesday - eat at church - Chicken alfredo, green beans, salad, dessert

Thursday - Baseball games (sandwiches & veggies at the games)

Saturday - Supper Club at the Capes

Sunday - leftovers

As always, thanks to Laura for hosting. Go on over to OrgJunkie for more great menu plans!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - March 9, 2009

This a busy week, but what week isn't? I will not post on the 16th due to Spring Break. We have a baseball tournament the beginning of the week and will be travelling the latter part.

Monday -Swiss Steak, mashed potaotes, salad, garlic bread

Tuesday - Ballgame in Montgomery - Subway

Wednesday - FPSW - lasagna, salad, bread, dessert

Friday - Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday - Wedding Reception

Sunday - Honey-Pecan Pork Chops, Mashed potatoes, Sweet potato for me, green beans

Go on over to OrgJunkie for more great ideas!

Monday, March 2, 2009

No Plan Posted

Due to an extremely busy weekend, I am not posting a menu this week. I do have my plan written down (did it while riding in the car). I'm going back and picking up some of our favorite and easiest meals. Today is soup and sandwiches (ballgames) & tomorrow is Mimi's Sticky Chicken from last week. Have a great one:)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shrimp Lo Mein

This recipe is a keeper. Easy to prepare and it tastes good, too. I subbed dried whole grain spaghetti for the fresh lo mein noodles, a bagged stir fry mix (broccoli, carrots and snow peas) for the broccoli and omitted the cashews. The entire clan loved it and at about 400 calories per serving it's destined to grace our dinner table again.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - February 23, 2009

We are having revival at church this week. That coupled with a baseball game on Thursday leaves me little time to prepare a meal. I'm so blessed to have a husband who doesn't mind kitchen duty!

Monday - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw

Tuesday - shrimp lo mein, salad

Wednesday - FPSW - chicken & rice casserole, green beans, salad, dessert

Thursday - soup & sandwiches (homemade chicken salad) at the ball park

Friday - pork roast, mac and cheese, lady peas, corn muffins

Saturday - Mimi's Sticky Chicken, baked potatoes, salad

Sunday - leftovers

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - February 16, 2009

Another week, another menu! Baseball season starts this week, so we'll be eating some meals on the go....

Monday - steak & gravy, rice, english peas

Wednesday - FPSW Men's chili cook-off

Thursday - grilled tuna steaks, Asian veggie medley, rice

Friday - Baseball game - ham sandwiches & fruit (to go)

Saturday - Roasted chicken breasts, baked sweet potatoes, coleslaw

Sunday - leftovers

Be sure to check out other great menu ideas at OrgJunkie!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - February 9, 2009

I missed posting last week because we had several obligations involving free food, so I only cooked two days! The downside is my scales reflect way too much cheesecake:( Due to the generosity of several of the hostesses this past week, I have some leftovers to use up. Here's the week!

Monday - shrimp stir fry (using leftover shrimp and marinated raw veggies), rice and fresh strawberries

Tuesday - hot dogs with onions & chili, potato salad (light version from leftover baked potatoes), raw carrots

Wednesday - FPSW: tamale pie, corn, pinto beans, salad, dessert

Thursday - crock pot BBQ, turnip greens, baked sweet potato

Friday - baked chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, garlic bread (for the guys)

Saturday - supper club (here) -

Appetizer: cream cheese with roasted tomato relish & assorted crackers

Meal:cedar plank grilled salmon, wild rice, steamed vegetable medley, cheesecake bars (make double batch, see Sunday for link)

Sunday - my daughter's birthday lunch: Mrs. A's brown sugar ham, joe potatoes, dill coleslaw , green beans and cheesecake bars (made with Splenda & lowfat dairy) for dessert

Hop on over to OrgJunkie for more great recipes!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - January 26, 2009

Well, I saw a modest weight loss this week, but I will continue to practice portion control and exercise!

Monday - potato soup, salad, bread for the hoss & mr. b

Tuesday - fish tacos, spanish rice, salsa & chips (not for me)

Wednesday - FPSW - chicken stir fry, fried rice, salad and dessert

Thursday - spaghetti with homemade sauce, green beans, easy muffins

Friday - supper club at the Bottigers (no cooking for me)

Saturday - spiced roasted chicken, potato salad (light version), steamed cabbage

Sunday - meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, lady peas, corn muffins

Many thanks for stopping by to check out my menu. Go to OrgJunkie for lots more ideas!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - January 19, 2009

Portion control is the key to losing the unwanted weight. We are still eating well, just less of it. Plan for the week:

Monday - Vegetable beef soup, multi-grain Italian bread

Tuesday - Mrs. A's brown sugar ham, mac & cheese, turnip greens, corn muffins

Wednesday - Eat at church - Pork roast, hash brown casserole, green beans, salad & dessert

Thursday - Shrimp & grits casserole , salad

Friday - Spiced roasted chicken, oven roasted carrots & potatoes, salad

Saturday - Hamburger buddy, corn, salad

Sunday - Potato soup, cheese biscuits, apple slices

Thanks for stopping by. Go on over to OrgJunkie for more great menus!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - January 12, 2009

Hopefully, by the time you read this, I'm several pounds lighter. The healthy eating continues:

Monday - Honey-Pecan Pork Chops, Steamed Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash Soup

Tuesday - Spicy Chicken Stir Fry, Rice, Salad

Wednesday - Eat at Church - Mexican Chicken Casserole, Mac & Cheese, Lima Beans, Salad & a light dessert for those watching the weight (thanks, Tonya!)

Thursday - Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Petite Sirloin, Baked Potaotes (sweet potato for me), Cole Slaw

Friday - Vegetable Soup, Corn Muffins

Saturday - Wally's BD (we'll probably eat out later or have leftovers)

Sunday - leftovers

Thanks Laura, for hosting OrgJunkie, where you can find more great menu plans!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - January 5, 2009

Well, the New Year has arrived and I wish only good things for you and yours. As you look over my menu plan for the week you will see lighter foods with more fruits and veggies. I have this pesky 20 pounds hanging around that must depart. So, here's how the meal plan stacks up for this first full week of 2009!

Monday - lightened chicken cordon bleu, baked potaotes (for the guys), green beans, orange slices
Tuesday - fish tacos, salad, apples
Wednesday - FPSW - shrimp creole, rice, green beans, salad, dessert (not for me)
Thursday - mrs. a's brown sugar ham, oven roasted carrots and potatoes, salad
Friday - crockpot bbq pork sandwiches, pinto beans, peaches
Saturday - white bean soup with veggies, bread (for the guys)
Sunday - leftovers

As always, you can find lots more great ideas at OrgJunkie!