Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Week of 3/23/09

Last week had a great plan, but it didn't quite work out as intended. We ended up with way more leftovers than I planned from a couple of nights, and then had such a big lunch one day that nobody wanted dinner. As a result, I still have some cooked chicken that I popped into the freezer for future dinners. I did make the chicken broccoli cobbler, but made that tonight. It was a keeper! Very different and everyone liked it - that's great for a new recipe attempt!

This week, I'm making a family favorite but trying something unique with it. I came across a box of rice lasagna noodles marked down at a salvage store, and I'm going to make a lasagna, trying out those noodles. I have no idea what to expect, but the price was right! Here is my plan for the week. It includes a few new recipes that I hope are as well-received as the cobbler!

Monday - Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan (old favorite, new way to cook it), wheat spaghetti noodles, broccoli, parmesan quick bread.

Tuesday - Lasagna, corn, breadsticks.

Wednesday - Pancakes and scrambled eggs (maybe bacon if I get it thawed....).

Thursday - Rest of the lasagna, green beans, homemade rolls.

Friday - Cranberry pork tenderloin (another new recipe), steamed rice, glazed carrots, rest of the homemade rolls.

Saturday - Pork stuffed bread, potato cheese soup (with the rest of those carrots hidden in it).

Sunday - My son's 13th birthday!! He asked for homemade pizza and cheesecake. No problem! :-)

It's a plan! We'll see if I stick to it this time around. I still have to figure out when to have the family over for the birthday party. Sunday doesn't work well for some of us, so I have to improvise. Oh well- it's the little surprises that keep us interested and interesting! :-)

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MamaMilty said...

Hi! Everything looks great to me! Have a delicious week. :-)

Tammy K. said...

We are having a birthday party too! Micheal is turnning 16! We are expecting around 30 for the party. I hope the weather is nice otherwise we will all have to squeeze in the house.