Monday, September 7, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Menu for Week of 9/7/15

If anyone is wondering where my "What have I been reading" post is for last month, I'm still trying to figure out which book to mention as I've been reading tons of cookbooks the last couple of months to get inspiration for meals *laugh*.  I just reached over to grab my notepad with the pantry menus on it to combine with other meals I have on yet ANOTHER notepad (am I the only one who still writes lists with a paper and pen?) and realized I have like 20 books currently stacked up between my end table, coffee table and desk.  Oops.

Anyway, onto the menu plan for this week.  I had a pretty good plan in my head at 2:00 am, but forgot to write it down, so I'm kind of winging it now (am I also the only person who has brilliant ideas in the middle of the night and never writes them down?  I hope not).  So, here we go!

Menu Plan for Week of 9/7/15
Monday:  Chicken Sandwiches (my menu plan got kind of skewed last week as my in-laws brought over pizza for my son's birthday, so the baked chicken happened later in the week than planned, thus the chicken sandwiches are tonight :).

Tuesday:  Chicken burritos (use leftover chicken), rice, coconut pudding (this is kind of my own take on a Mexican Hungry Man dinner as I crave them when sick...hold over from when I was younger.  Still getting over this cold).
Ingredient Notes:  Refried Beans from pantry, enchilada sauce from pantry, tortillas from freezer, black olives from pantry.  Rice from pantry, tomato chicken bouillon from pantry.  Vanilla pudding from pantry, coconut extract added.
Wednesday:  Balsamic Pork Roast (crock pot), white rice, green beans.

Thursday:  Shrimp scampi over pasta, steamed veggies, garlic toast
Ingredient Notes:  Canned shrimp from pantry.  Lemon juice from pantry, garlic from garden produce in pantry.
Friday:  Ham and Pork Loaf, fried potatoes, mixed veggies.
Ingredient Notes:  Spam from pantry (well rinsed.  Use for ham), potatoes from garden produce in pantry, canned mixed veggies from pantry (seasoned).
Saturday:  Leftovers.

Sunday:  Chicken pot pie
Ingredient Notes:  Canned chicken from pantry, Cream of chicken and mushroom soup from pantry, canned vegetables from pantry, home made master mix (Bisquick) from pantry.
Desserts:  Leftover birthday cake, coconut pudding, jello parfaits (didn't do this last week as I didn't have the energy).

To Bake:  Bread, pizza pockets, chocolate chip cookies.  Baking day, Tuesday (didn't get this done over the weekend with other stuff going on so tomorrow it is!).


  1. I wanted to let you know I made your cheddar zucchini bread and really enjoyed it. I doubled the recipe and now have another loaf when I want something savory. Thanks, Cheryl