16 May 2010

Menu Plan Monday: May 17th

I guess I got out of cooking mode or something while we were on our most recent trip. This past week's dinners could have gone a little better than they did...haha One night was a complete bust (not the recipe's fault, just mine). Ironically, the dinner that really hit the spot was the *bean and veggie* soup. And the funny thing about that was...it was all leftovers.

I don't know about you, but when I have just a little bit of a veggie leftover at a meal (you know, not enough to serve again, but too much to toss) I just put it in a small plastic container and pop it in the freezer to wait for my next vegetable soup. I usually have 5-6 little containers just waiting with corn, peas, carrots, etc., for the next pot of soup. I also do that with leftover pinto beans, which I also like to toss in the soup. Last week's soup was created from several bowls of leftover veggies, plus a couple of cans of veggies from the pantry, leftover pinto beans and leftover pork tenderloin. I just sprinkled in some seasoned salt, tossed in some beef bullion and some water, let it simmer in the crockpot for a few hours and we had ourselves a delicious soup!

This week I have a couple of carryover dinners from last week that we didn't get around to having. The weekend turned out much busier than I had anticipated. And this week is going to be very busy as well, but that's life, right?

Monday: Smoked Paprika Chicken w/Egg Noodles and buttered warm radishes (Rachel Ray)
Tuesday: Cornflake-Crusted Baked Chicken with corn-on-the-cob and mixed veggies
Wednesday: Sausage and Egg Casserole
Thursday: {Vince & I leave for Indianapolis, IN for the weekend}
Friday: {In Indianapolis}
Saturday: {In Indianapolis}

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Check it out for great dinner plans!


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Hubby and I used to laugh about my Grandma, not to her face but behind her back, but not ugly. She grew up in the Depression, so she saved everything. I even remember a Ball jar of rubber bands from the newspaper. She ate like a bird, so if there were a few green beans left over, even four or five, she'd save them for lunch the next day and warm them up for herself with whatever else she was having. Your veggie-saving for soup reminded me of this.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great menu!! I used to save veggies like this too! Dont know why I stopped... you have inspired me.