Monday, October 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday (By The Skin of My Teeth)

So, it's dark outside but it's still Monday so it still counts.

Here is a list of the meals I am planning to serve in the coming days. This will get us further than just this week. So I am not assigning days-- just have the list on my write on/wipe off board on the side of the fridge, ready and waiting.

Tonight we had spaghetti with meat sauce (which I started this afternoon and let simmer for hours), steamed broccoli and my daughter made the box mix Ghirardelli brownies which we ate warm with vanilla ice cream on top. I am still a bit sick feeling as I write this from all the feasting we did round the Whalen dinner table tonight.
Tomorrow night we are having crock pot ribs, baked potatoes and green beans. I am making a chocolate cherry dessert for our small group. Wednesday night is leftovers. And that's as far as I've gotten with the scheduling of the meals.

The rest of the meals I have planned for are listed below:

scrambled eggs, caramel apple coffee cake, hashbrowns, sausage (is it me or does that meal just beg to be served on a crisp fall night?)
turkey in the crockpot, oven sweet potato wedges, corn
baked potato soup with cheese and bacon toppings
chipotle london broil, rice pilaf, salad
shredded french dip sandwiches, french fries, fruit
grilled chicken and penne pasta toss, garlic monkey bread (recipe below)
barbecue chicken, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese

Here's the recipe for Garlic Monkey Bread:

1/2 C. butter, melted
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 cans of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
Preheat oven to 375. Combine butter, cheese and garlic powder. Cut biscuits into quarters, dip in butter mixture and layer in 13x9” pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Desserts I plan to make this week:
Vanilla custard in the crockpot
Chocolate chip cake
that chocolate cherry dessert I already mentioned

What's for dinner at your house? Need some more ideas and recipes? Check out to see other people's submissions to Menu Plan Monday!
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Kristi Turner said...

YUM!! I love those brownies, but I end up eating the majority of them. Thanks for the food ideas. I soooo run out!!
Here's another quick & easy one for you.
2 cans refried beans mixed with 1 can diced green chiles, spoon this mixture into low-carb flour tortillas and grated cheese, roll them up and put as many as you need into a casserole dish (9x13 is what I use).
Then mix a can of drained mild Rotel with equal amount of sour cream and spoon over the top. Sprinkle some more cheese and bake. YUMMY bean burritos that are even better the next day for lunch. Some boxed mexican rice and sliced tomatoes on the side is a nice addition.
So good to chat with you the other day! :)

Kirsten Smith said...

I just gained 5lbs reading the garlic monkey bread recipe, BUT I'll be making it within the next two weeks. Thank you for sharing. I can just about call that this will be a forever keeper for me! :)

Lori @ Just Pure Lovely said...

Great menu plan, Marybeth. It's an area I struggle in. I tend to open the pantry and try to figure it out 5 minutes AFTER everyone is too hungry.

Angie said...

I just want to know if I can be adopted??? Or maybe I can just mingle in. With all the people at your house, you probably wouldn't noticed it if i snuck in. :O)

Sandy said...

I was wondering if you could post your potato soup recipe? Sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

This is for Kristi Turner, in the comments above. Your recipe sounds great, but I need a few more specifics. What temp. and how long do you bake it? Also, what size can of Rotel? Thanks! I would love to try this!
Marybeth, I enjoy reading your posts! I do not have a blog, but I sure do enjoy reading them!

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LeAnn said...

When can I move in. With six children I really don't think you will notice an extra mouth to feed :)

Jekka said...

Can I have your recipe for the grilled chicken and penne pasta toss???