Sunday, January 9, 2011

Menu Plan - January 9

Sticking to last week's menu = failure.

Sunday, we ended up having Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu, as the menu stated. I made my own honey mustard because we didn't have any.  So, honey + spicy brown mustard = honey mustard sauce.


And, we did enjoy Mint Pie for dessert.

Monday, I made sweet potato waffles using our new waffle maker.  I can't tell you how excited I am to have a working waffle maker again!  We topped them with our favorite sauted apples -- these things are amazing.

By mid-afternoon, I realized we didn't have any tortellini in the freezer, so no tortellini soup for us.  Instead, we had grilled cheese sandwiches and leftover potato soup.

I had a revelation too -- making grilled cheese on the griddle is amazing.  I don't know why I had never done that before!

Tuesday, I spent the evening attempting homemade tater tots.  One success and one failure later, I left my mom's with a bag full of tater tots.

Oh, we did a little deep frying too -- onion rings.  We were going to make these on New Years -- but we had way too much other food.  They were a nice treat this week!

For dinner, we ended up eating spaghetti squash spaghetti for dinner and it was a delicious alternative to spaghetti!

My mom made my grandmother's homemade cinnamon sugar bread and sent a loaf home with me :)   That meant we had new breakfast plans for the next couple of days.

Wednesday, was leftover night.  At least we stuck to the menu plan that night.


I made Frog Prince homemade tater tot hotdish.  He's been asking for it for months.  It was good.  I'll post the recipe soon.  

Then,  I made a few oatmeal cranberry cookies.  These were yummy {and semi-healthy too!}.  Recipe forthcoming.

Friday night after finally grocery shopping, we had Meatball Tortellini Soup, and homemade bread.

I was hoping to make Kim's rolls, but, we had fresh loaves of Honey Oat Bread (new recipe) and I was lazy and didn't feel like making other bread.

Saturday, we had Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's.  I brought Wild Rice Stuffing.  We ate way too much food and just nibbled for dinner.

Here's to what's hopefully a better week at sticking to the menu!

Brunch - Waffles of Insane Greatness {new}, raspberry sauce
Dinner - Leftover soup and bread

B - Granola, Blueberries
D - Roasted Veggie Parmesan

B - Orange Cranberry Muffins
D - Crockpot Lemon Herby Chicken, brown rice, steamed veggies

B - Veggie Scramble
D - Leftovers

B - Pumpkin Spice Granola, Craisins
D - Crockpot Lasagna {new}

B - Oatmeal and Berries (or apples)
D - Leftovers {or pizza, if no leftovers}

B - Breakfast Pizza
D - Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup {new}, Kim's Rolls {new}



  1. I can't wait for you to share the tater tot recipe. How cool is that!! Sounds like you still did well last week. Your menu this week sounds so delicious.

  2. Everything looks terrific even if you didn't stick to the plan. good pictures, too!

  3. i can't wait for the tater tots either!

  4. Everything looks so delicious! Especially the mint pie and homemade tater tots!

  5. Wow homemade tater tots!! I didnt even know you could do that!!;) Everything looks really yummy-especially that bread!!

  6. I was totally off our menu plan this past week as well. I think i got back on track today. I try to make enough food on Sunday to last us through the busy beginning of the week.

    Those tater tots look awesome!

  7. Also in line to see your tator tots recipe...yum!

  8. I'm interested in the spaghetti squash recipe. And I'm wondering how you used to make grilled cheese. Both of your breads look like they came out of a cookbook photo!

  9. Ah, the tater tot hot dish! Is your husband from Minnesota? Mine is and tater tot hot dish is his favorite. At the Minnesota state fair we had Hot Dish on a stick last Fall. Your revised menu looks great, when we don't stick with the menu, we usually end up with pizza.

  10. oh my! that's a lot of food haha. what a great plan as well....healthy and wholesome! i love the idea of using squash instead of spaghetti!!

  11. I was off on my menu big time. Your pictures look wonderful! I'm off to check out a bunch of them, thanks!

  12. That is part of menu planning, learning how to be flexible because life is not always perfect you made it work and that is good. I look forward to the Tater Tot recipe that sounds really great. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. The tatertot recipe is a HUGE favorite for me, cause it's so easy. I still remember when I had a baby and a neighbor brought it over....great comfort food and reminds me of her every time I make it. Don't you love that about food?

  14. What a excellent week even off the schedule a bit. yum!

  15. Awesome menu! The photos have me drooling - yummy!

  16. We must think a lot alike! We just made breakfast pizza and tortellini soup on Saturday, and we're also planning to have lemon herby chicken this week! :) Yumm

  17. Oh boy, that mint pie looks good. Well, everything does. I love the way you incorporate pictures in your posts. So well done.

  18. Everything looks wonderful, I wouldn't know where to start.

  19. I am absolutely trying your crock pot lemony chicken next week because I know my family will love it and it looks so easy. I'm also looking forward to the tatertot recipe.


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