11 January 2009

Menu Plan Monday: January 12th-18th

Well, last week was a great week with the menu planning! It was so good to be back on track in the kitchen after the craziness of the holidays.

And I enjoyed meeting my new kitchen challenges for myself : 1.) fix at least one meatless meal a week and 2.) cook a new recipe from one cookbook in my collection. You can check out some of last week's yummy meals here (chicken enchiladas), here(cornflake-crusted tilapia) and here(feisty fajitas).

This week I'm incorporating recipes from a couple of my cookbooks:

Monday: French onion soup (from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook) with salad
Tuesday: Osage Hills chicken pot pie*
Wednesday: Pork stir fry* (from Down-Home Cooking without the Down-Home Fat) with teryaki noodles and egg rolls
Thursday: Spaghetti pie*
Friday: Loaded bbq potato casserole with baked beans
Saturday: Hamburgers Diane* with mac-n-cheese and a veggie
Sunday: Crockpot chicken bbq* with sides TBD

*Recipes to follow with pictures throughout the week--so come back soon!

Happy Cooking this week!! For some inspiration, check out all of the menu plans at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


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Anonymous said...

Spaghetti Pie sounds good...my husband likes anything with the word "spaghetti" in it, especially chili spaghetti!

PlanningQueen said...

I am a big fan of French Onion soup, but have to confess to never having cooked it myself. I will have to give it a go.

I have launched a Free Menu Planner you might like to check out. Have a great week!

steviewren said...

Sounds like a yummy week! I like your new griddle. I've always thought it would be great to have one of those. You can cook so many pancakes at the same time which means less time spent at the stove.

Lisa said...

Your menu plan sounds yummy! I was thinking of doing the loaded bbq potato casserole this week too. We had bbq Friday night and there's plenty left over. I thought about freezing the 'q and having it later as we ate on it all weekend!

I look forward to hearing about the pork stir fry....sounds great.

Lora said...

That loaded bbq potato casserole is perfect for those bbq leftovers! And, just so you know, the casserole freezes well, too. Happy cooking this week:)

Lisa said...

Foyle's War is great. Each movie addresses different aspects of life in wartime England. Often these are things that we just wouldn't think about having to deal with when we look back on WW2.
The acting is great and the storylines are always good. They aren't action packed...more like mysteries...which I know you like :-)

The blue bowl reminded me of spring too. I need a bit of spring in the house now because I have spring fever already!

Susan said...

Oh, I'll have to come back for the pot pie recipe. Yum! Your blog looks so neat, and your kids are adorable also :)

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

Your menu this week sounds really good. I will definitely be checking back in for the recipes.