Meal Plan Monday- AK (Mar 16)

16 03 2009

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 Happy St Patty’s Day!!!  One of my favorite holidays!  I do have a little Irish in me.  And I married an Irishman (red hair and all!) so we will definitely be celebrating this week.  I talked to Colleen and be both agreed that cooking the corned beef in the crockpot was the best way for both of us this year (sorry mom- I’ll try the pressure cooker next year).

It looks like this Thursday will be a great leftover day.  Last week we ended up making a homemade pizza since we didn’t have much left after making use of the steak for fajitas and devouring the chicken I cooked Wed.  I didn’t realize how easy it was to make my own pizza dough.  I forsee a lot more homemade pizzas now!

So, without further ado here is my plan for the week :

Monday– beans and rice or something of that nature- the black bean soup I tried to make yesterday wasn’t ready for dinner. I accidentally left it in the crockpot on high all night but it tastes OK so I am going to try to make something out of that.
Tuesday– corned beef (of course), cabbage, potatoes, irish soda bread
Wednesday– salmon enchiladas using a variation of this recipe
Thursday– leftovers
Fridaycrab flake toss, garlic bread
Saturday– meat ball sandwiches
Sunday– bbq meatloaf in schlemmertopf (I’m giving one more try before I totally write it off in favor of just using my crockpot)

Stop by later this week for a post on ways to use up 25# of pinto beans.  I promise I will get that up soon.  It’s mostly written!!  (And the check is in the mail!)

And as always, check out I’m an Org Junkie every week for hundreds of meal plans!

Have a great week!

Jennifer





Menu Planning Monday

17 02 2009

Menu PlanningIn sympathy with the new parents, last week I took a hiatus from cooking… except for Thursday when we had guests. I used up a lot of freezer meals- meatloaf, chicken curry, lasagna casserole. Thursday I made salmon quessadillas, Friday we went out to dinner and Saturday and Sunday were leftover leftovers!

This week I’m continuing the theme of easy meals and using pantry items so I don’t have to make a trip to the grocery store.  Using time I would have spent cooking, I have been getting caught up on cleaning and organizing some stuff around the house in anticipation for a huge garage sale in the spring.   Next week I plan on getting back into the kitchen- I need to make some more freezer meals.

Monday: Leftover pasta with meat and cheese, lima beans and corn
Tuesday: Hamburgers and au gratin potatoes
Wednesday: Roast with a side frozen mixed veggies
Thursday: barbeque beef sandwiches (sliced leftover roast warmed up in barbeque sauce), baked beans
Friday: fajitas (with leftover roast)
Saturday: roast chicken and rice
Sunday: something with the leftover chicken

For more meal planning ideas visit I’m an Org Junkie.   While you’re there, check out the rest of the site.  I love organizing (although having two toddlers is making it very difficult for me to do!) and am often inspired by Laura’s ideas.  Most recently she redid her recipe binders.  Very cute!  I am off to pull out my scrapbooking supplies (again, something I don’t get done with toddlers) to make a cover for my recipe binder!