Sunday, September 02, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

This is another one of my attempts to try something new. It seems like every once in awhile you get an itch to organize your life or change something. I went to a "Cooking Skills" group at church the other night. It's once a month and someone teaches us a new skill every month. This was my first time going and they were teaching how to plan your dinners meals from a menu. And then they asked you to bring a sample of food for everyone to try that has to include food from a garden. I took Carrot Coconut Muffins that turned out really good. I actually already plan our meals every week, but I definately got some new ideas from the class. I still need to organize better... plan the meals the same day every week, go to the store the same day (only once a week), and save the menus I make, in a binder, to refer back to. I also found a blog online, Organizing Junkie, where a whole bunch of bloggers post their "Monday Menu" for everyone to look at. So, that is what I am going to do! Now you can see what we are eating for the week and use the recipe if you want.(Even if there isn't a link, I usually have a recipe for most meals. Let me know and I can e-mail you the recipe.) I would love to hear what things my family and friends are making too... we will try almost anything. So if you have a good recipe or something for us to try... send it my way. Hopefully the men reading this post aren't rolling their eyes at the fact that once a week they have to see our menu... oh well, I know the women out there might find it somewhat interesting!

Monday: Corn on the Cob, Steak, and Jasmine Rice

Tuesday: "Breakfast Dinner" - French Toast Casserole with Pecan Topping (recipe from America's Test Kitchen), Sausage Patties

Wednesday: "Fixed Up" frozen pizza, green salad

Thursday: Glazed Pork Chops, Egg Rolls, Rice

Friday: Sloppy Joes (America's Test Kitchen), Tater Tots

Saturday: Curried Chicken & Potato Packets

Sunday: Baked Manicotti (America's Test Kitchen), Frozen Veggies, French Bread
Extra/Baking: Buttermilk Onion Bread & Apple Oatmeak Bites

Yes, I love America's Test Kitchen, if you didn't know already. The Sloppy Joe recipe is the BEST recipe for sloppy joes we've ever made. I think I will be using that recipe for the rest of my life!

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tegdirb92 said...

your breakfast for dinner sounds delicious!! we had breakfast for dinner last night--delicious change :) Great meal plan!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! Welcome to Menu Plan Mondays. :)

Org Junkie said...

Hello! I couldn't get your Glazed Pork Chop recipe to link :(

I too love breakfast for dinner, yummy!

Thanks for joining us and welcome to MPM!

Nicole said...

Great menu! Welcome to MPM.... have a great week!

Frugal Work at home mom said...

Looks good~~ glad you are joining us!!

Lu said...

Everything looks SOOOO good! Great ideas and would love to hear more about this class you attended... Hubbie and I have talked about shopping and cooking once a month (right now we do it for two weeks) so I am very curious! Also, those apple oatmeal things sounds really yummy! Do you have a recipe?! Oh! And welcome to MPM!

KC said...

sounds like a tasty week ahead
Welcome to MPM
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Amy said...

Welcome to MPM! I could spend hours browsing every else's menus and collecting recipes each week. :) Your menu looks good!

annie said...

Happy Monday!
Your menu looks delicious!
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