Sunday, December 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday (12/14-12/20)

Wow, another week done. And what a week it was!! We started our week off with nearly a foot of snow, which isn't typical for us. We'll get a dusting once, maybe twice a year, and it's always gone by noon the next day. Not the case this time. We had snow on the ground for 5 days! Not only did we get a whopper of a storm, we lost power Sunday night as well. Thankfully it was back on Monday afternoon, but others in the area were without power until Thursday afternoon. Needless to say, with all the weather excitement, the kids had some time off school - like four. snow. days. FOUR of them!! Being from the Midwest, I had a blast - I've been missing snow at Christmas time, and this fit the bill for me!!

Due to the weather, I wasn't inclined to go out, so it made staying on track with the menu a lot easier. And that is a good thing. We picked up a few new recipes to add to the family cook book of keepers. The glazed pork chops were quite yummy and the Philly cheese steaks were a huge hit. But the biggest surprise and the best for me was the grilled chicken pasta in a tomato cream sauce. I was in heaven! I can't wait to make that again. We're trying out a few more new recipes this week. We'll see how they are.

Monday - Kris Kringle Cakes (from Snowhite at Joy in my kitchen)
Tuesday - Sloppy Joes on homemade buns
Wednesday - Homemade Pizza
Thursday - Hoisin Chicken in the slow cooker with brown rice (from Eat at Home)
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Christmas shopping, so who knows what we'll eat
Sunday - Garlic and brown rice stir fry

For more ideas, check out Orgjunkie's page.


  1. Hope you enjoyed the pancakes!!

    I'm off to check out that Hoisin chicken :)

  2. I love it when my family enjoys something new that I make.

    You have a terrific menu planned.