Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday's Menu - the Week at a Glance #1

One of the series I'd like to offer up is thoughts about possible meal plans.  I've found it takes a huge amount of stress off my shoulders when I take the time to plot out what we are going to eat for dinner that week and lessens the nights we say "Oh, heck... no idea so let's go out for..."

This will be crucial in the fall and winter when I am coaching field hockey and basketball and you will see LOTS of crockpot and freezer recipes then - probably 3-4/week.  But for now, let's see what we can do.  I will toss out ideas for what we are having and link them to recipes for you.  Because we are just starting, most will be links to ones I will be trying and you'll be visiting sites all across the Internet.  Just right click and "Open in a new tab" so you can come back easily.

Bri's been thrilled with all the new things and after dinner is eager to give his opinion, which is great.  DD Shauna will be home starting this week - we'll see how she likes the turn of events.  I know my son likes popping in for one reason or another (They live next door - we are so fortunate!  It's great!) and is always asking what I'm making now.  I did a jalapeno dip the other night (yes, Gentle Reader, the recipe is forthcoming!) that he ended up having to take some home!

So, here's what's on tap for this week:

Sunday - Cinco de Mayo, Arroz con Pollo (chicken with rice)

Monday - Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Casserole (with left-over chicken from yesterday)

Tuesday - "Cook & Carry" (softball game tonight, so bringing it along) Macaroni & Tuna Salad (my VERY basic recipe of cooking macaroni, cool and add tuna fish and salad dressing, season with salt and pepper and put in individual containers)  I bring along chips and drinks.

Wednesday - Crockpot Pulled Pork

Thursday - Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristos

Friday Hawaiian Pizza

Saturday - Stuffed Shells (frozen, needs thawing overnight)

What's on tap for your family this week?  Do share - we'd love to hear!  If you blog, leave us a link with the Linky Tool below!

Happy eats!


  1. Oh Yumm! Each photo looks better than the next! Which would I try first? Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Casserole.

  2. Doesn't it look delicious? I love loaded baked potato just about ANYTHING!