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Menu Plan Monday Aug 11th

When things go astray I often like to say “oh the best laid plans of mice and men…

I actually had no meal plan last week and so I didn’t do a post about it.  But on Sunday I had sat down and started looking for new recipes for this week’s dinners.  I had to take a break to attend a birthday party.  By the time we got home it was time to feed the boys, start re-heating our leftovers, get the boys cleaned and in bed.  After which I would sit down and write my post for our meal plan.

About the time Sid was falling asleep the power goes out.  In the whole house.  On the whole street. In the whole neighborhood and zip code.

This completely stressed Ian out and gave Sid his second wind.  I had to sit outside in the hall with the doors open to both rooms until they fell asleep.  Or I could have let them get up five hundred times and put them back to bed 501 times.

They are finally asleep and I figure I can start writing.  I go to my computer and the battery has died.  So I just went to bed.  No big deal I will write when I get to work on Monday.  Because I just know you are all waiting on the balls of your feet to hear what I plan to eat for dinner.

That pesky thing called work got in the way.  So here it is on Tuesday and I am just getting around to tell you what we will be having to eat.

Better late than never.  Something else I always say…

These are all new recipes that I wanted to try, so we will be having a lot of chicken this week.  Which I try to mix it up, but they all sounded good.

 

Menu Plan 8/11-8/17

Mon: BBQ at my mom’s (100 temp means pool side at my mom’s for the kids) 

Tue: Smothered Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Wed:  left overs or something equally as easy, like cereal

Thr: Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken

Fri: Spaghetti Pie

Sat: Kitchen is Closed!

Sun: Chicken Verde Mac & Cheese

 

Happy Cooking

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Menu Plan Monday Oct. 7

Baby Sid is pretty determined to feed himself these days.  Which is great for me.

At lest when we are home, cause it can get a tad messy.

He really likes using a fork.

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I love using my crock pot.  I love having our dinner cooking while I am at work.  I just have to remember to get it ready in the morning.

This week I am going to try a new recipe (tonight’s dinner).  I usually make a stuffed shell with a tomato sauce and hamburger with fennel, so it has a wonderful spicy flavor.

I decided to try making stuffed shells with chicken alfredo instead.  Then I thought “Why not try it in the crock pot?!” Because I don’t really want to pick up the boys, come home, cook the chicken, then put everything in the oven.  And wait even longer for dinner.

So in the crock pot the chicken alfredo will go, then I will stuff the shells when I get home and bake.  I plan on boiling the shells before work and leaving them in the fridge for the day.  Same for the garlic knot dough.

Of course if you are reading this then I will already have done all that.

Oh the paradox of scheduling a post for some time in the future….

Menu Plan 10/07-10/13

Mon: Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells with Garlic Knots

Tue: Crock Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork Tacos

Wed: Buffalo Chicken Soup with Salad

Thr: Beef Stroganoff

Fri: Leftovers 

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu with noodles 

Happy Cooking

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Menu Plan Monday Sept. 30

Oh my, tomorrow is October!  These months are just flying by.

I don’t have a new food picture this week, but Ian and I participated in The Teddy Bear Parade this past weekend.

The Teddy Bear Parade is a small local parade we have has run through our historic down town for the past 30 years.  Mostly consisting of schools and local businesses.  Everyone walking in the parade has Teddy Bears, and the cars are all decorated with Teddy Bears.

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He was such a little trooper.  He was getting over a cold, and it was wet and cold and raining off and on.  But he was determined to be a part of the parade.

 

 

This week’s plan is on a budget, so there will be some creativity with the things currently in our pantry.   Both the taquitos and the pizza will be made with a roasted chicken from our local grocery store because I have a coupon for a free one!

Menu Plan 09/30-10/6

Mon: Baked Creamy Taquitos (modified recipe)

Tue:  Meatloaf and mashed potatoes 

Wed: Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Thr: Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup

Fri: Leftovers 

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Left open cause we might have plans with family…

Happy Cooking

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Menu Plan Monday Sept. 23

Happy Monday!

Last week Baby Sid got to have some whip cream with sprinkles for dessert.

He doesn’t really have a sweet tooth but he sure loved playing in it.

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Menu Plan 9/23-9/29

Mon: Green Beans, Chicken & Beans

Tue:  Crockpot Cheese Tortellini & Sausage Soup 

Wed: Chicken & Orzo

Thr: Crockpot Mac & Cheese with chicken

Fri: Dinner elsewhere 

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Sage Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes 

 

Happy Cooking

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