Sunday, February 11, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

I went to the store yesterday to get ingredients for this week's menu, so I am one step ahead of the game! I like the menu plan on my blog, it makes it easy to check and prepare for the evening meal each day. I really like seeing everyone else's menus and recipes. I made the curry chicken last week. It was really good. I have never cooked with curry before, but I liked it.

Monday: Steak, baked potatoes, broccoli

Tuesday: sloppy joes, green beans, whole wheat mac & cheese

Valentine's Day: Mini meatloaves shaped like hearts, mashed potatoes, corn, biscuits. (I'm doing the mex version of the meatloaf)

Thursday: crock pot garlic chicken spaghetti over whole wheat pasta (I'll post recipe on 'slow cooker Thursday')

Friday: Hot dogs on whole wheat buns with black bean chili, chips.

That's my week as it stands now, I like the versatility of this... if a day changes I can just cut and paste it :)

Have a great week!


You can pop into Laura's blog (I'm an organizing junkie) to see more and play along!


JennaG said...

I TOLD you Facing the Giants would be good. I realize some of the acting was less than stellar but they were all just ordinary people who volunteered. Did you watch the bonus features?
Your menu looks great--we're both having steak this week! That's a special treat for this family!

JennaG said...

Oh, and just so you know--Isabelle and your family are on my prayer list. When you get your own copy of the movie, be sure to watch the bonus features--it's neat to see how it all came together. Have a good day!

Katie said...

YOur menu plan looks soooo good! I really like your idea on Valentines Day, to make the little heart-shaped meatloaves! That is so creative! Have a great week!

gail said...

Heart shaped meatloaves, what fun! And I want to come for steaks, yummy.

Leni said...

Looking forward to Thursday's recipe. Sounds delicious!

His Girl said...

How CUTE! Heart-shaped meatloaves! I'm impressed!

~M~ said...

The pasta sounds delicious! I also love the heart shaped meatloaves. :)

Jammy said...

OH YUM...I could go for a nice steak sometime soon! Maybe this weekend or Monday when my dh gets home from TX!

This is how you make the Piratas. (Mexican food!!)

It's so yum & easy: Just get any meat you like (chicken from making broth works well, so does any left over meat like roast or something. You can grill a steak or two, that's the yummiest!!) Cut the meat to bits.

Get a cast iron skillet, set it over med. heat. Put in a few tortillas (2-3) and push them up against the side of the skillet so that it sort of folds in half. Put a few bits of meat and some cheese (the more cheese the yummier ) on the side of the tortilla which is on the bottom of the skillet, and fold the top part of the tortilla over, so now you have a half moon shaped tortilla. When the bottom side is golden, flip the piratas. When they're done, stick them on a cookie sheet in the oven on LOOOW heat to keep warm while you make the remaining piratas. Make as many as you want, they last well, and they even make good snacks.

Serve with guac, salsa, onions, tomatoes, peppers, sour cream, whatever you want. They're easy and yummmmmmmmmy!

Stacy (Aussie in America) said...

Your menu looks great!
Thanks for commenting on mine. I loved the ideas you share about how you add to the No Name Beans.
Have a great week,

Anonymous said...

I can not wait for that crock pot chickent spaghetti recipe! YUM-O.
I think you asked about the cowboy spaghetti...i have not made it but i bet it is going to be great!

megan said...

Thank you for stopping by my diaryland blog! I agree - I'm chomping at the bit for the garlic chicken spaghetti recipe! YUM. Have a great week...

Amanda said...

Hi! You stopped by my blog today and wanted a recipe for the pork souvlaki. I wish I could give you one, but I cannot. I take the lazy way out and buy frozen premade pork skewers from President's Choice (probably just a Canadian product) and put them in the oven.

Heather said...

Hi! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes:) Your menu looks great this week. My dh just asked me the other day when are we having steak again and I just realized its been a while. Have to add that next week. Your heart shaped meatloafs sound so loving!
Have a great week!

Mrs.T said...

Heart-shaped meat loaves -- what a nice idea! If we were going to be home (and not en route to the airport) I would really think about trying that.

That garlic chicken spaghetti sounds good too. Thanks for sharing!

God bless,

Dana said...

I really like the heart shaped meat loaf idea. I have a pan to make these in, I'll have to try that next time I make them :) When I had my 2nd baby, my friend made mini meat loaves in the shape of Mickey Mouse ears, so I know it molds well. Great menu!

Kelleigh said...

Hehe! Yes! if a day changes on your menu plan just cut and paste it! I like to be flexible too - often I'm too flexible though and unmade recipes are rolled over to the next week..and the next sometimes.. *blush*. I love the idea of the heart shaped mini meat pies!!
Happy Cooking!

Brenda said...

Sounds very yummy. I love the Valentine's Day Menu!


alisonwonderland said...

heart-shaped meatloaf! how creative!

your monday is my sunday!

have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Hey Annie! I just loved your heart shaped meatloaves idea so much that I borrowed it, LOL. Hope that's okay! :o)

It's our 1 year anniversary. :o) I was married for 11 years prior, GAG GAG .... so glad to be out of that marriage! :o) I'm truly blessed this time around!

Enjoy your week and I hope y'all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Homeschooling Momma said...

The heart shaped meatloves is a great idea!

Happy Valentines day

Sheryl said...

Looks like another delicious week at your place :)
Have a blessed week and Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.

KC said...

Heat shaped mini meatloves, now there is a great idea. Your menu sounds great.

Barb said...

I love that cut and paste menu, Annie. That would definitely work for me! I cut and paste it together every week because no matter how well laid my plans are, it just never happens. LOL

I came by here to thank you for visiting me at A Chelsea Morning. When I read your profile, my heart almost stopped. "Near drowning" sounds horrible. I've scrolled around a little and Isabelle is beautiful, a truly beautiful child.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you'll drop in again.

IRENE said...

Hello Annie,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comment! You are welcome anytime!
Have a delicious week.

Jen said...

If you email me at I will email the recipe I use for Minestrone Soup...its awesome.....

Rona's Home Page said...

I need to include steak one of these weeks. My husband mentioned that he actually misses the taste.