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.

Thursday.

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!

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


Monday
B - Granola, Blueberries
D - Roasted Veggie Parmesan


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


Wednesday
B - Veggie Scramble
D - Leftovers


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


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


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


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19 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!!

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

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  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!

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  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?

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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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