Monday, March 31, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

After a month of lots of pre-made foods from Costco and super simple stuff, I'm so missing cooking. I can hardly wait to really get back to it, but for now it's still requires really thinking it through. Requirements for dinner around here right now? Simple, has to be able to be made basically one handed which means it has to be chunky, rough chopping, nothing fine. If anything needs draining I have to be sure there is someone around to do that. Likewise, if it requires putting in and out of the oven. And definitely add a chunk of time to the equation because everything takes longer to do. It has certainly been an interesting challenge. We've had a few really mediocre meals. I'm just really glad Kay works at pizza hut and we get a nice discount when she's on shift. But this week I'm trying to get back to planning rather than flying by the seat of my pants. No guarantee's on sticking to it though. ;v)


Monday: Barb's Beef Stew, home baked bread

Tuesday: Spinach/Cheese Ravioli with garlic cream sauce, tossed salad

Wednesday: Jule's Apricot Pineapple Chicken, rice, mixed beans

Thursday: Cheeseburger Macaroni, mixed vegatables

Friday: scrounge day

Saturday: Crockpot chicken creole, rice, brocolli/cauliflower

Sunday: BBQ burgers, macaroni/veggie salad

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14 comments:

annie said...

Your menu looks yummy.
My stew is very different from Barb's, I should give hers a try :)
Have a great Monday.

Beck said...

Your menu plans always make me so HUNGRY! I've posted mine - I'll hop over and add it to the Menu Plan Monday list.

Cyndi said...

A great menu (and I am SUCH a fan of "scrounge day!") We've been out of town but I had to come by and get caught up... SO glad your hand is getting better!

Have a blessed week!

Michelle said...

I see that Jules is back to posting recipes..and the apricot chicken sounds so tasty..I hope that the meals goes well..and that pizza hut is a treat when needed..

Monkey Giggles said...

Okay now I am really hungry.

Org Junkie said...

Discount at pizza hut, yum!!!!! Glad you are able to work around your hand. Have a great week Susanne!

Faith said...

Your menu looks awesome as usual! I am late doing mine...don't even know if I'll get it up. I have a feeling this week is gonna be me deciding at 3 pm what to cook at 5!

Sandra said...

Your menu looks great Susanne :)

Rochelle said...

You are so organized. I feel convicted. Your menu looks great!!

GiBee said...

You'll have to let me know if you find the apricot pineapple jam. It sounds so good... almost like one I make with apricot jam and almonds.

Kelly said...

I'm glad other people have "scrounge" days, too:)

Islandsparrow said...

Mmm mm the Apricot Pineapple Chicken looks so good - a little twist on my pineapple curry chicken.

Glad you're on the mend Suzanne!

Shalee said...

It's funny how we miss the things that we don't really want to do. Like when you go on vacation and just want one of your favorites after several days of eating out. There's a reason they call it comfort food...

Hope that you remember how to cook after all this time!

gail@more than a song said...

Isn't it funny how me miss things when we can't do them! Sometimes I get like that about cooking too, although I never really miss the clean up. Yay for that pizza! Good menu you have there.