Saturday, October 18, 2008

Menu Plan Monday 10/19-10/25

**Another week is upon us so that means it is time for another menu plan! This is just a plan and it could change on the cook’s whim!

Last week's menu plan was a disaster! Hubby really wanted something more than chicken so a day after I planned the menu the menu for the rest of the week totally changed! One bright spot in the week though was my “no cooking” day on Thursday when we took the kids to my parents’ for an overnight so that hubby and I could have a date night! Date nights don’t happen as often as they should around here so it was sooooo nice to get out and enjoy ourselves.

This week's shopping trip was to get beef in the house along with doing some more stockpiling because of the sales. After doing my shopping, we found that our truck is going to need about $1100 worth of work done to it, so I will be working at stretching the food we have over the next couple of weeks.

This week, we are trying a new to us recipe along with some family classics. I also am going to be trying to get some baking done as the family has been begging for cookies and muffins.

Lunches listed are for the kids and me. Usually with our lunches I serve carrot sticks, and some kind of in-season fruit along with juice or water to drink. Hubby usually takes dinner leftovers each day along with several items for snacks.

If you are looking for some inspiration you can find links to my menu suggestion lists over in my right side bar down by Organizing Junkie's button.

A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie's site! **

Sunday (10-19)
Breakfast: eggs, sausage links, hash browns, and cinnamon rolls
Lunch: pizza rolls
Dinner: ???
Snack: snack basket

Monday (10-20)
Breakfast: cereal and toast or muffins
Lunch: sandwich & chips
Dinner: bbq pork chops, Crashed Potatoes, corn (carryover from last week!)
Snack: yogurt, donuts & milk

Tuesday (10-21)
Breakfast: waffles & sausage
Lunch: pizza
Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu, boiled potatoes, peas or salad (carryover from last week!)
Snack: snack basket

Wednesday (10-22)
Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice” (community service day—stay tune for details later)
Lunch: sandwich & chips
Dinner: turkey, mashed taters & gravy, corn, squash and biscuits
Snack: cookies & milk

Thursday (10-23)
Breakfast: pancakes and sausage
Lunch: leftover tacos
Dinner: chicken stuffing bake (new recipe below), green beans and crescent rolls
Snack: snack basket

Friday (10-24)
Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel
Lunch: leftover spaghetti
Dinner: burgers, fries, corn
Snack: ice cream night

Saturday (10-25)
Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”
Lunch: ??? probably leftovers!
Dinner: Easy Beef Stroganoff(no mushrooms and making own beef gravy) over noodles, peas or salad Snack: snack basket or popcorn

Chicken Stuffing Bake
**thanks to my friends, Swanny & Mx5 for the inspiration!

4 chicken breasts, diced
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup sour cream
1 box stuffing mix
½ cup margarine/butter, melted
Shredded cheddar cheese

Mix stuffing mix with melted butter, set aside. Place chicken in 9x13 pan. Mix soup & sour cream together, and pour over chicken. Put shredded cheese over soup mixture. Top with stuffing mixture. Bake in oven at 375° for 40 minutes.


Sherry said...

Great looking menu with the added other meats! :D We love stroganoff but w/o mushrooms, too, or at least the kids don't. LOL! :D The chicken stuffing bake sounds yummy! :D

Sorry to hear about all the work for the truck! Ugh! :(

Have a great week!

It's just my life....annie said...

Great menu plan for this week.

Frugal Finds said...

You are much more organized than I am!

Rona's Home Page said...

Nothing makes a budget spend out of control then car repairs. Ugh!