Monday, January 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - 1/23/12

Sunday - 1/22 - Chicken Sandwiches, ranch pasta salad, peaches
Monday - 1/23 - Tae Kwon-Do - Crock Pot Beef Stew, corn on the cob, biscuits
Tuesday - 1/24 - Scouts - Taco Pizza, corn, plums
Wednesdy - 1/25 - Tae Kwon-Do / Staff Meeting - Spaghetti & meatballs, crescent rolls, ranch green beans
Thursday - 1/26 - Mom Appointment - Creamy Ranch Chicken, noodles, broccoli
Friday - 1/27 - Mom works 7p-7a - leftovers
Saturday - 1/28 - Mom works 7p-7a - Meatloaf, mac & cheese, green beans w/ bacon & onions
Sunday - 1/29 - Chicken sandwiches, asian salad, mandarin oranges
Monday - 1/30 - Tae Kwon-Do - Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, fried okra
Tuesday - 1/31 - Scouts -Grilled cheese, spaghettios, fruit
Wednesday - 2/1 - Tae Kwon-Do - Chicken & Biscuits using Jolanthe's recipe here (following her idea of putting the filling over biscuits), salad, fruit
Thursday - 2/2 - Taco Salad
Friday - 2/3 - Eat Out
Saturday - 2/4 - Mom Works 7p-7a - leftovers/sandwiches

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Breakfast and lunch menus 1/22/12

Keeping it simple is the name of the game:

Breakfast - Cereal w/ milk, french toast sticks, eggs & bacon, pancakes

Lunches - pizza, tuna sandwiches, PB sandwiches, turkey & roast beef sandwiches, pigs in blankets, spaghettios, grilled cheese sandwiches, burritos, leftovers, nachos, quesadillas

Of course, meals will have fruit and veggies along with the things listed above. Happy eating!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - 1/09/12

This is our first week back to co-op and my son's first week at Tae Kwon-Do lessons, so we'll be busy, and we're trying to save for some trips and remodeling, so we're going for cheap, too. Also, I overplanned and we didn't actually eat some of the things on the last menu, so I carried them over here. Here's what we've got going on this week:

Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Tae Kwon-Do - Pizza, tangerines, broccoli slaw
Tuesday - Scouts - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Wednesday - Tae Kwon-Do - Smoked sausage, mexican rice, cabbage
Thursday - 3 way chili w/ fritos and cheese
Friday - Mom works 7p-7a -Leftovers
Saturday - Chicken & Biscuits using Jolanthe's recipe here (following her idea of putting the filling over biscuits), salad
Sunday - Meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, green beans
Monday - Tae Kwon-Do - Creamy Ranch Chicken w/ noodles, broccoli
Tuesday - Scouts - Southern Chicken Sandwiches, pasta salad
Wednesday - Tae Kwon-Do - Farmer's Breakfast
Thursday - Easy Peasy Salisbury Steaks, mashed potatoes, fried okra
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Homemade burritos or taco salad

Farmer's Breakfast

My all time favorite breakfast is something my mom used to cook when I was a kid. It really doesn't need a recipe, but here it is (approximated):

8 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
oil for pan frying
1/4 to 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon (I buy mine at Sam's Club, Hormel Crumbled Bacon)
9-12 eggs, scrambled
salt and pepper for seasoning

Put the oil in a large nonstick frying pan (I use a chicken fryer), enough to cover the bottom with about 1/4 inch, on med high until hot. Add potatoes and fry, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender inside and crispy on the outside. Drain oil and return potatoes to the heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Add bacon and stir for a couple minutes, until bacon crisps up. Pour eggs over all and cook, stirring constantly, until eggs are done. Season with more salt and pepper.

VAriation: You can add onions with the potatoes, add sausage or ham with or instead of the bacon, top with shredded cheese.

This is great leftover, too. You can also freeze it, roll it in tortillas, or pour gravy over the top.

We like to eat this with toast or biscuits on the side and a big glass of milk :o)

Monday, January 2, 2012

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