Monday, September 8, 2014

Menu Planning School Year Week 2

September 8 2014
A new school year has rolled in with some cooler temps.  Which makes me want to have soups and chili's and casseroles.  Since we are still trying to get to the cabin on weekends there are some make ahead and easy options in the menu plan as well.
Here is the link!

Also linking up with the mother load of menu plans and ideas at Menu Plan Monday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

20 April 2014 Menu Plan

Well it is finally starting to seem like spring weather here in MN,  so some light and yummy favorites are coming up this week.
Mostly old tried and true dishes that we haven't seen in awhile...

Meatless Monday:  Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos  Plus making (2) 8x8 pans of Southwest Chicken Lasagna,  one for the freezer and one to put with my friends rest of meal and wine for another mom.  who really could use a break....
Terrific Tuesday:  Pork Noodle Salad
Working Wednesday:  Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus
Thrifty Thursday:  Brinner.  using this pancake mix,  from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  Thanks Mel.
Finally Friday:  a new favorite Maple Salmon,  with spring peas and baby potatoes.  I tried this recipe with a high level of skepticism and was surprised.  We all really liked it so it's in the mix from now on..
That's it.  Quick and easy.  Well with the exception of Monday.  That's a big bunch of cooking that day.
Can't wait!
OH! and of course I will link to Menu Plan Monday  on Monday..  well of course.
If you could leave a nice comment,  that would probably make my heart smile!  Otherwise, perhaps never mind.....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Menu for week of 24March2014

Well,  the weather is not really spring like but at least there is more sunlight.  That's about the best I can do for now.  We have one more day of spring break.  Monday.  I have come to realize how much my child talks.  and talks and talks and talks...  Maybe tomorrow we'll take in a nice quiet movie.
Anyhow,  here is the link to my menu for this week.

also linking up at Menu Plan Monday here

Sunday, March 9, 2014

10March2014 Menu

Finally,  I got ahead of the week and have planned a menu that matches up with some things on sale at Cub (Atlantic Salmon!)  and made a grocery list.  My family contributed helpful suggestions like,  "do we have any soup?"  and "I like grilled cheese..."   Soooo,  maybe that's on the menu.  We will grill the salmon as it is supposed to get up to 50 degrees here on Monday.  A nice change from 40 below wind chills.  I haven't made the artichoke chicken before but it looks similar to Parmesan Tilapia with added artichoke hearts.  Whats not to like?  We shall see.
Let me know what you think????

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Monday, October 14, 2013


It seems that fall is finally here and we can enjoy some of our heartier favorites.  I am linking up my plan for the week and including a link to the mother of all menu plans,  Weekly Plan Monday.  all the menus

Looking forward to Wednesday's group and our chicken:  here is that link.  Chicken

Menu plan and remember the kids don't have school on Thursday and Friday so there will be extra food to be made and whining to cope with.

Burgers on the Grill
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Fish Chowder,  this is new to us so we'll have to see.  leaving out the clam juice.

Artichoke Parmesan Chicken

Skinny Broccoli Chicken Cheese

Balsamic Glazed Pork Medallions

Monday, September 23, 2013

Behind Already

So here is the first in a series of hopefully not too disorganized and somewhat helpful posts for my Wednesday morning moms group.  Of course anyone else is welcome also....

This weeks menu items are as follows:
Monday:  Ham Steak,  Butternut Squash Ravioli,  green salad and freezer biscuits (w/rosemary)
     This is an easy quick weeknight meal when you run out of time for other things.  The oval ham slice just
     gets heated in a fry pan with a little brown sugar or some pineapple slices.  Quick to make ravioli topped
     with a wee bit of olive oil and garlic salt.  Biscuits made last weekend and a salad.

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Leaky Potato Soup,  salad and bread sticks.  or these bread sticks.
     I haven't made any of these before so a fun adventure.  and I will not be making the full recipes of either        bread stick recipe.  I do not need 48 bread sticks.  At least not until I know if they are fabulous or not.

Wednesday:  Salmon Cakes,  Cole slaw and roasted Brussels sprouts.
     Make the salmon mix early in the day or night before and chill.  This makes the patties easier to form.
     Brussels in the oven at 400 with some oil and s&p.  When almost starting to burn top with a tablespoon        or 2 of balsamic vinegar.  (I love honey and ginger infused white balsamic in this).

Thursday:   Burgers on the grill,  sweet potato fries and pasta salad.  simple.  make the pasta salad early or        the day before.  or buy some at the store.

Friday:   Pruney Pork Chops,  mashed potatoes, and some sort of veg.  green probably.  This broccoli                 would be great.  This all comes together quickly, especially if you make the broccoli sauce up to a                 couple of days ahead.

Saturday:   Pizza I'm sure, since it will make some room in the freezer.  I like to make pizza at home but the        effort is greatly under appreciated, so I never do any more.  It's okay.  I'm over it.

Other Stuff I plan to make this week:
Whole Wheat bread
Playgroup granola bars

This is a bare bones post to get us started,  I will try to improve as we go along.  Some pictures would be nice too, huh.
This link takes you to about 136 other menu plans for this week.


Monday, August 26, 2013

It's Hot Outside

Since it is so hot outside here is a link to menus for the week that are better for this extreme weather.
hot summer menu
Good Luck with that.
here is a link to about 75 other meal plans for this week also