Sunday, January 30, 2011
Menu Plan - January 31
Highlights from last weeks menu plan: I roasted my first whole chicken and it was INCREDIBLY easy (I cannot believe it took me that long to try doing this)! I purchased a whole Smart Chicken from Cub which was already tied with kitchen twine and ready to go. I followed the recipe to the letter and the chicken and potatoes turned out perfect. I had almost enough chicken left over for the white chicken chili, which we had tonight and was SO flavorful and took only about 30 minutes to prepare (and was ready 30 minutes after that, although it tasted like it had been simmering all day long. I also switched the beef kabobs from last week to this week - we had plenty of leftover soup from Wednesday to eat on Thursday!
Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas. It's fun to hear from you about the recipes you have tried from my menus - thank you for all of your feedback! Check out orgjunkie's post for lots of other great recipes!
Monday: Salsa Meat Loaves (sub 1.5 tbsp olive oil for eggs) with roasted squash and green beans
tips: prepare meat loaves the evening before, wrap in plastic wrap; roast squash evening before and heat up before dinner
Tuesday: Pennsylvania Pot Roast (I'll add potatoes and parsnips to the crock pot)
tip: prepare crock pot the evening before and pop it in the fridge, plug it in the next morning!
Wednesday: Leftovers with green salad
Thursday: Enchilada Bake (from my freezer)
tip: when making a casserole or soup/chili, freeze leftovers or double the recipe to freeze so you can incorporate these meals into future weekly plans!
Friday: Date night!
Saturday: Grilled beef and veggie kabobs with rice
Sunday: GO PACK! Beer Brats (Thousand Hills grass-fed beef hot dog for the little guy), sweet potato fries and green salad