Monday, January 28, 2013

Menu Plan Monday 1/28/13

Week 2 of being back to menu planning. I have to say I loved having a plan last week and we ate some really yummy stuff! And cleaned a little out of the freezer, which is always good too! This week we are once again back to cleaning out the freezer, and hopefully keeping the week's grocery shopping to a minimum. But first, a recap of last week. 

Monday's vegetable beef soup was yum-o like always! And the leftovers were even better!
Tuesday's Italian Sausage spaghetti was fantastic. A little secret: I had never made spaghetti sauce from scratch before! I always bought a jarred spaghetti sauce. Well, no more! It was so good and the taste was far superior! This Italian Sausage sauce was from All Recipes and it will go in my recipe box of keepers (can't find the recipe link right now but when I do I will add it!). I will also be trying a recipe that my mom always used that is a ground beef version with peppers, onions, etc.
Wednesday I ended up doing the beef and broccoli stir fry instead of the Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf.  I wasn't too impressed and neither was anyone else. I just kind of dumped things in as I went, no recipe. Think I need to do some more investigating on this one!

Thursday I ended up taking the kids to Chick-Fil-A before dance. They are always so hungry after school and expecting them to make it til after 7 to eat is just mean! So I think Thursday is going to end up being an eat out day. It's just going to make my life a whole lot easier! And makes for happier kids!

Friday we got a happy surprise when Steven got off 4 hours early. So that meant he was home for dinner and the Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf. Let me just say, if you have ground chicken in your freezer click on this link, go to All Recipes and grab this recipe! You will not be sorry! It was sooo good. Almost everyone went back for seconds. The only thing I wish is that I had made a little more of the glaze to eat with the finished product like I do with ketchup when I make a regular meatloaf. This one is definitely a keeper!

Saturday we went to the Homecoming basketball game for our Alma Mater and ended up going out for hoggies after.

Sunday we went over to Steven's dad's house after church and stayed for dinner. So the turkey and all the fixings will be moved to this week. 

OK...recap over...on to this weeks menu plan!

Monday: Chili (made with ground chicken instead of ground beef) and cornbread
Tuesday: Kielbasa and Potato Bake, Green Salad
Wednesday: Paprika Chicken over egg noodles (from one of my new favorite food blogs Global Table Adventure), Green Salad, Egg Bread
Thursday: Drive thru before Dance
Friday: Pot Roast, Roasted Veggies (maybe sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips-which we've never tried but I want to!)
Saturday: Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Fried Potatoes, Apple Turnovers
Sunday: Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls
Shopping List:
cream of mushroom soup
shredded cheddar cheese
sweet potatoes x2
baby carrots
apples x3
dried cherries
frozen puff pastry (2 sheets, 17.3 oz each)
Lemishine or Citric Acid (for my homemade dishwasher detergent experiment)
Shampoo and Conditioner

That's it for me for this week! Don't forget to check out Org Junkie for more menu plans and recipes. Happy Eating!


Shelly said...

Mmm...the apple chicken loaf looks like something my family would enjoy. I am bookmarking the recipe.

Trish @ Finances With Funk said...

Your right that chicken loaf does look great. I have some chicken Italian sausage in the freezer that needs to be cooked. I am going to try that.

I make homemade dishwasher detergent only. Even have a video tutorial on my site. It works great.