Sunday, August 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday, Week of 8/17

Back to school week has arrived. Blah. Time to get back into routines and get up early and do homework and projects and deal with teachers and..... you know how it goes. I guess the alternative is homeschooling, but if you know me at all, you know I don't have the patience for THAT! :-)

As I mentioned in my previous post, there will be some repeats from last week, since I didn't stick to the menu plan at ALL. I'm hoping things will be much calmer this week. So here's the plan:

Monday - Lasagna (already in the fridge from yesterday), salad, Pillsbury French Loaf. I made this lasagna with regular noodles, put in UNcooked, and it turned out great! I will most definitely make it this way again as it saved me a lot of prep time.

Tuesday - Bierocks (I make mine sort of similar to THIS recipe) and pizza pockets (the kids don't like cabbage so I fill some of them with pizza sauce, ham, and mozzarella), salad, glazed carrots (but I drain all the water!)

Wednesday - Skillet chicken supper (delicious with bone-in chicken breasts), biscuits.

Thursday - Rotisserie chicken (I'm cheating...I have to go to Sam's for flour and I plan to pick up a chicken while I'm there), steamed rice, corn, homemade rolls.

Friday - Pizza night - chicken alfredo pizza on a sourdough crust.

Saturday - We are spending the morning on a parade float supporting the Watch D.O.G.S. and probably a lot of the afternoon downtown at the Parkville Days Riverfest, so I'm thinking grill night! Sirloin steaks, either baked potatoes or crunch-top potatoes (depending on my energy level and time), green beans, rest of the rolls from Thursday.

Sunday - Ham and scalloped potatoes (my daughter is STILL begging for this), corn, cornbread.

It's a plan, anyway. Hopefully I can actually stick to it this time around! For more great menu plans, visit Org Junkie!


ahorne said...

Ham & scalloped potatoes sound yummy. We actually have some ham in the house this week and it may make a similar appearance soon.

Jessie Geroux said...

I love scalloped ham and potatoes but all 3 boys vetoed me on that recipe so its unlikely I will make it many more times...How do you pronounce bierocks just like it looks? Do you eat these with anything or just the brushed on butter?

Janelle said...

I pronounce it "Beer-ox," basically. They are like a hand-held sandwich, and freeze beautifully! My uncle and a friend of his used to get a group together and make hundreds of them for freezing. I make a batch of about 6 regular ones and 9 pizza pockets, so I end up with 3 meals' worth. It's something great to have on hand for a quick lunch or an easy dinner. I usually make them when I get a good deal on bagged cole slaw mix, which I got for .50 last week! :)

Melissa said...

I'm going to have to try the scalloped potatoes and ham! I think it would be a hit with my kids also!

Annie Jones said...

MMMM...bierocks! I usually call them Runzas instead. I haven't made them in a long time.

Sometimes I like to put a little cube of Velveeta in them along with the cabbage (with or without the ground beef). They're not very traditional that way, but man, are they good!

Buffie said...

I have never precooked my lasagna noodles and my lasagna always comes out great. It is a HUGE time saver.

darnold23 said...

I don't often precook my lasagna noodles either. Works fine. Hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesdays on this week. Thanks for posting. Debbie

MommyBrain said...

I haven't heard or seen reference to Bierocks in many, many years. It was my grandmother's specialty when she was still alive. Thanks for reminding me of that recipe and my grandma :)