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Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 25th - October 1st


  • Sunday:  Grilled Pork Chops with Saut√©ed Corn with Manchego and Lime
    • This was so yummy....I added a bit of cilantro the next day and it made it even yummier! 
  • Monday: Chili with Cornbread
    •  Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: I made 1 serving & I didn't use the flour and it was awesome
    •  TIP:  I learned from my Dad to put a jar of salsa into your chili.  It has all the onions & peppers already chopped for you with spices and tomatoes.  If your husband likes spicy food don't let him pick out the salsa.  We had green chili salsa and though the chili was good it was spicy! 
    • TIP 2:  If you need to thin out your chili, use a cup of chicken or beef stock instead of using water. 
  • Tuesday: Leftovers
  • Wednesday: Indonesian Peanut Chicken 
    • This was really good.  I  forgot to get the chili sauce so I adapted with a mixture of ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and cinnamon. 
  • Thursday: Steak with roasted carrots  and spinach salad
  • Friday: We went out to dinner....
  • Saturday: We had leftovers from the freezer
Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans.
Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18 - 24

  • Sunday: Pizza Delivery
  • Monday: French's Crunch Onion Chicken with vegis and salad
    • I tried using the Kroger's French Fried Onions and they were darker already than what you get from  Frenchs or Durkee's.  So, after baking I feel next time I will spend the extra money and get the name brand.  Typically Kroger products are just as good as the name brands. 
  • Tuesday: Spaghetti
    • I tried something new with my sauce...I threw in my crockpot uncooked ground beef, some water and Ragu Pasta Sauce.  I cooked on high for 2 hours and then low for 2 hours.  It was really yummy a little watery (I put in 1/2 the bottle of water).  Next time, I will do 1/4 of the water. 
  • Wednesday: Crock Pot Pork Chops and Stuffing with vegs and salad
    • We felt this was way too salty and the stuffing was very mushy.  We didn't care for this dish.  I used Copycat Lipton's Onion Soup Mix instead of purchasing a soup mix.  Make sure you only use 5 Table spoons of the the total recipe.  I actually used 3 Tablespoons and it still was very salty.  You may want to try a different stuffing other than Stove Top for Pork. 
  • Thursday: Leftovers
  • Friday: We went out to dinner
  • Saturday:  Chicken Parmesan with leftover pasta sauce
  • BONUS:  Pineapple Strawberry Punch... 
    • I made this punch recipe for my MOPS group because I wanted to get the frozen strawberries out of the freezer.  It is also yummy with some rum in it!

Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans. 
Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!








Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11th - 17th

  • Sunday: Grilled Flank Steak and Balsamic Vegetables
    • This was yummy...Mark also made carrot risotto & home made bread in the bread machine.  
  • Monday: Pork shoulder or western ribs. One bottle of any type Beer, place pork in crock pot pour beer over and let cook 4-6 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Pour off all liquids, tear apart pork, discard any bones and fat. Use your favorite BBQ sauce.  Heat and Eat. 
    • Very YUMMY!  Great leftover bbq nachos
  • Tuesday: Mini Pork Cheeseburgers
    • YUM!
  • Wednesday:  Leftovers
  • Thursday: Pizza Night:  Ours was...pizza dough from Rocky's, grilled chicken, roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, and toasted pine nuts
    • Don't forget to purchase your cheese like I did & have to go back to the grocery store.
  • Friday: Breakfast
  • Saturday: Chicken Potstickers and Chicken Fried Rice
    • I never got around to making the pork potstickers a few weeks ago, so I needed to use the wrappers that I put in the freezer...We still didn't have these...SORRY!


      Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans.
      Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September 4 - 10



  • Sunday: Spaghetti and spinach salad
  • Monday: Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce
    • This was DELISH!  I didn't have the white wine, I know CRAZY, so we substituted the chicken brother.  We think it would add another layer of flavor with the white wine, so we will try again soon....
  • Tuesday: Three-Herb Steaks, roasted carrots and Spinach Salad 
    • YUMMY!
  • Wednesday: Burger with Alexia Fries or Onion Rings and Salad
  • Thursday: Pancakes with sausage
  • Friday: Summer Pork Chops with Corn-Mango Salsa
    • this was yummy too we had it over brown rice.  
  • SaturdayShoyu Chicken with brown rice and a vegi
    • Make sure you change your servings!
    • This was good - sweet & spicy!  We paired it with rice and vegetables.  
Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans. 
Visit Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!