Saturday, January 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 1/18-1/24

Last week's menu plan went off without too much difficulty...the plan was followed and my not so frugal dinner from the week before was able to be reworked into a new leftover makeover meal!  Hubby and I had a date night on Friday night which consisted of going to McDonald’s in between shopping for a new entertainment center to fit our new 40” LCD TV and our other components.   The kids stayed home with my mom and they had beef goulash, one of my quick meals from the freezer! 

This week’s shopping trip was the week of doing a little bit of stocking up because of the good sales!   I need to get to Sam’s Club today to do my monthly grocery shopping trip then I will be set until the end of the month with groceries other than milk and WIC items.

This week’s menus are some family favorites along with some new dishes.  It should be an interesting week to see the kids handle the mixture of the old tried & true with some new to try dishes.

Lunches listed are for the kids & me. Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or baby carrots along with fruit juice or water.  Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover for his work lunch.

A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check the over 300 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie's  site or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists!

Sunday (1-18)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage, hash browns, and cinnamon rolls

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: ???

Snack: snack basket

Monday (1-19)

Breakfast: cereal and apple cider donuts

Lunch: sandwiches and chips

Dinner: Taco Bar @ ds #3’s request

Snack: snack basket

Tuesday (1-20)

Breakfast: waffles

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: Chicken Club Sandwiches, seasoned pan fries, and corn

Snack: cookies & milk

Wednesday (1-21)

Breakfast: bagels and cereal

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: Marinated Italian chicken, noodles, green beans, and homemade rolls

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (1-22)

Breakfast: French Toast and bacon

Lunch: pizza

Dinner: Crockpot sliced steak(recipe below)& gravy, rice, peas and crescent rolls

Snack: snack basket


Friday (1-23)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: homemade burger or hotdogs, fries, and corn

Snack: ice cream night                                      


Saturday (1-24)  

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: ???  probably leftovers

Dinner: crockpot roasted whole chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy and green beans

Snack:  snack basket  or popcorn



Crockpot Sliced Steak (modification of a beef stroganoff recipe that I have made up using what I have on hand!)

1 family pack top round steaks (3 steaks)

1 pack onion soup mix

1 can beef broth

Combine together in the crockpot. Simmer on low for about 6 hours. When the steaks are done, take out and slice thin.  Make up a mixture of flour/cornstarch & milk and use with the broth in the crockpot to make up some beef gravy.  This can be served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. 


Sara said...

thanks for the tip about freezing the rolls! I can't wait to try them that way. Your Sliced Steak also looks wonderful. Have a great week!

Sherry said...
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Sherry said...

YummY! I'm going to have to try the steak. :D Taco bar goes over great at our house, too.

Have a great week!

Just another SAHM said...

Oh, you're so good planning breakfasts & lunches. I tend to just have stuff available, but don't decide breakfast or lunch until that day.
Happy Monday!

Donna said...

Apple cider donuts?????
Would love to see the recipe! ;-)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Excellent menu this week!