29 August 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Aug 29th

Can I just tell you how happy I am to be making a weekly menu again?! It has been one long month (meal-wise) and I am ready to get back into my cooking groove!

I've never been so tired of eating out in my whole life. Not that I haven't had some good food, but I could probably wait a week (or six) to eat another burger.

My kitchen has been the hardest room to figure out since our move and it's still very much a work in progress. I've got LOTS of painting to do and some more organizing, but at least I think I've finally found all of the kitchen boxes (I couldn't even find my knives until this past week!) and can now function fairly well. And thank goodness, my cookbooks are accessible again because I need some inspiration.

Last week I made our first homemade meal since moving in (Stouffer's enchiladas and pasta from the freezer section doesn't count): the Pioneer Woman's spaghetti & meatballs. Really yummy! Although I got a little heavy-handed with the crushed red pepper and the sauce was a bit too spicy...oops! The homemade meatballs turned out great though and I had a bunch to put in the freezer~now to come up with some great ways to use them!

What's your favorite way to use leftover meatballs? I'd love to know!

Monday: snacks & leftovers from the weekend (like I said, I'm just getting back into the groove!)
Tuesday: Meatballs (maybe in bbq sauce?) with mashed potatoes
Wednesday: Potato Soup
Thursday: Tacos (fave seasoning recipe here)
Friday: Stuffed Pizza Rolls with *Olive Garden* Salad
Saturday: Leftovers/Snacks

Now that doesn't sounds like too hard of a cooking week, does it? Gotta ease back into it slowly!


MrsKara said...

Meatballs in a simple brown gravy with mashed potatoes...although I like to serve them with rice so i can roll them in it and pretend they are porcipines. Or zombie eyeballs. Or tiny grenades that explode upon contact with stomach acid. *grin* That's what you get when you have too many boys - an overactive gross imagination.

Valerie said...

We actually chop them up and put them in our lasagna sauce. It makes a meaty lasagna that's just delicious.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Great ideas, y'all!! Thanks for sharing!