Monday, August 25, 2008

Menu Planning Monday - August 25th

Last week's menu got a bit shuffled around. I ended up having to work late all last week, and will be doing the same again this week. So that meant anything that actually had to be cooked or prepared the night of dinner didn't happen. The hubby was all about fast food for him and monster, which was good for the crockpot recipes, well kinda. My Red Chile Pork Tacos didn't happen because the meat got left in the crockpot longer than was supposed to since I wasn't there to take it out after work. So its a good thing my mom had met me for lunch and brought a container full of yummy green beans, potato and ham soup. So Tuesday's dinner was the soup and when I got home I did a quick salvage of the pork roast.

Red Chile Pork Salvage
Shred the pork, mix up as many eggs as you have on hand. Boil and then fry some potato slices along with a handful of onion. Fry the pork, eggs, potatoes and onion all up. Salt & Pepper to taste then throw on a handful of cheese. Mix together. Grab some flour tortillas and fill with the mixture. Add some salsa & sour cream. Pork & Potato Tacos! Yummy. We had these Wednesday night, I pre-made the tacos so all the hubby had to do was throw them in the microwave.

This meant the rest of the week got shuffled around as well. The lasagna was moved to Thursday night and we skipped the BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Pizza was still on Friday. I had an interview on Saturday so we did oatmeal for breakfast instead and had leftovers for dinner. Sunday we did the grilled chicken and I went ahead and made a yummy favorite, Mixed Berry Cobbler.

So this week's planning will be easy quick fixes since I have to work late again. For more menus check out the Organized Junkie!

Dinner: Hubby didn't eat the chicken from last night so he will be eating leftovers. I'll be fending for myself.

Dinner: Smoked Mozzarella Raviolis with Giada's homemade marinara sauce, side salad and garlic bread

I went the our local farmer's market last Saturday and found a great vendor who makes homemade pastas. I had to try them out, they're frozen so it'll be easy and because I'm feeling spontaneous I'll be trying to make a homemade sauce.

Photo courtesy of Cory Coffman

Dinner: Sloppy Joes with oven fries & cottage cheese

Serve a meal that reheats beautifully and is guaranteed to have kids crowding around the dinner table. Corn kernels add a dash of color and texture for a playful spin on this tried-and-true classic.

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Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner! Wild Berry Pancakes and maple sausage patties

I saw this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's Dairy Contest and I immediately knew I had to try it, it looks so yummy. And what's better is I still have half a bag of frozen mixed berries to use up.

Photo courtesy of taylorkoa22

Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner! Not "Barren" Breakfast Pizza

I absolutely love Red Baron's Biscuit Style Scrambles, but they're a little expensive and you only get 2 to a box, which honestly is never enough. So I'm taking their idea and making my own. I've got leftover pizza crust to use up as well.

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Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: Spaghetti with meatballs, ceasar salad and garlic bread

Breakfast: White Rice with toast & jelly
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner: TBD

And as always here is your shopping list. It should be pretty short because we're using leftover items.

August 25th Shopping List

And stay turned for the recipes to be posted bright & early each morning, or the night before.


Melissa said...

I also plan my menus for 2 weeks. I strive for 4. You have great ideas! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to do breakfast for dinner one of these days. I see alot of people do it and I don't know why I don't think of it...thanks!

Kim said...

Your week looks delish!...especially those berry pancakes. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a blessed week.