Sunday, May 13, 2012

Menu Plan- May 13th-18th

I have not been in the menu planning mood lately, now that I think about it I haven't been in the mood to cook at all!!  However, I really need to get back in the habit of planning so my family can enjoy eating a real meal again -too many nights have Logan and I had cereal :-)

We had my in-laws for dinner Friday and have lots of leftovers so I'm planning to use them up the first couple of days this week.

Sunday (Nic work)- using up some leftovers: marinated porksteak on grill, grilled potatoes,
                                 baked beans, and melon

Monday (Nic work)- leftovers again:  steak or steak salad, fresh green beans, coleslaw,
                                  sliced strawberries

Tuesday (Nic work)- eggs, bacon, toast, and melon

Wednesday- turkey burgers, homemade fries, and strawberry shortcake

Thursday- lasagna, salad, garlic toast

Friday- BBQ chicken on grill, baked potatoes, coleslaw, watermelon

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Menu Plan April 1-8

Nic has started back on days at work so our evening routine will be changing a bit. He now will work 3 on 3 off, getting off at 8pm. The only benefits of him being on overnights was we ate dinner every night together now Logan and I will be on our own several nights for dinner. This will be my excuse to have lazy meals!!

What we are eating this week (some carry overs from last week):

Sunday (Nic works)- eggs toast, grapes
Monday (Nic works)- big salad, apple slices
Tuesday (Nic works)- spaghetti
Wednesday- pork chops, scalloped potatoes, broccoli
Thursday- salmon patties, mac n cheese
Friday- Korie's choice
Saturday- Cameron's b-day party
Sunday- non-traditional Easter dinner of steak and salad

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Taco Pasta

I found this recipe on Pinterest last week and decided to put it on my menu this week.  I can't wait to try it out!

Taco Pasta


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 8 ounce small dry pasta shapes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saute pan, cook the ground meat over medium-high heat until no longer pink. A few minutes before the meat is cooked through, add the chopped onion to the skillet. Once the meat is cooked through, mix in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in the diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and let simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked pasta, cream cheese, sour cream and reserved pasta water, and continue stirring until the cream cheese is melted and the sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over medium-low heat 3-5 minutes to reduce the sauce a bit.

Menu Plan- March 17th-23rd

Here's what we are eating this week:

Saturday- BBQ pork sandwiches (freezer), tator tots, and applesauce
Sunday- homemade chicken n dumplings, mashed potatoes, and green beans
Monday- taco pasta (new recipe), salad, and strawberries
Tuesday- hotdogs, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli
Wednesday- leftovers or breakfast for dinner
Thursday- porkchops, scalloped potatoes, and peas
Friday- meatballs, homemade french fries, and corn

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Menu Plan- March 4th-9th

I can't wait till summer when grilling season is upon us- I have been craving a juicy steak!!  And of course my watermelon craving has yet to subside but I'm holding out to buy any till they actually have flavor. 

This week's menu is all about easy preparation.  Here goes:

Sunday- crock pot italian pork roast, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese
Monday- BBQ pork sandwiches, tator tots, corn
Tuesday- tuna melts, chips, apple slices
Wednesday- philly cheesesteaks, homemade fries
Thursday- something with hamburger- chili, taco bake, or meatballs
Friday- dinner out or eggs, bacon, toast

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Menu Plan- February 25th- March 2nd

Ughh another week of meal planning.... I'm feeling uninspired on meals lately so this week is pretty boring. Another clean out the fridge and freezer week as well.

Here's what is on our plates this week:

Saturday- homemade pizza, cucumber slices with dip, grapes
Sunday- beef n noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli with dip, applesauce
Monday- tator tot casserole, Veggies
Tuesday- Crockpot pork chops, baked potatoes, peas
Wednesday- grilled chicken breasts, Mac n cheese, kiwi slices
Thursday- hamburgers, homemade fries, apple slices
Friday- pork chop n rice casserole, veggies

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Menu Plan- February 12th-18th

I didn't make a couple things from my menu last week so I will be carrying them over. I'm still planning to not grocery shop till next weekend so I'll have to be creative this week.

Here goes:
Sunday- fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cupcakes for dessert
Monday- Italian crockpot porkchops, baked potatoes, broccoli
Tuesday- steak, fried potatoes, corn
Wednesday- tuna tetrazzini, peas, clementines
Thursday- onion porkchops, rice, peaches
Friday- long boy burgers (recipe from Pinterest),homemade fries
Saturday- Stromboli(recipe from Pinterest),chips, fruit salad