This was written for last week, then I had my blog go on an unscheduled vacation. I still wanted to share it, as this turned out to be something I will repeat:
Last week when I said that I had no plans for trying new recipes, seems I set myself up to tell an untruth. As I was getting the chicken quarters out to put into the crockpot for Monday night’s supper, I realized I did not have a recipe. Off to one of my favorite, there are so many choices you are sure to find something, spots – Crockpot365.
There I found a versatile recipe – Lazy Chicken Crockpot Recipe. Sounded right up my alley. I took one look and knew that is exactly what I was going for, something simple. This is even more true as I have two loud, jumping, energy filled boys running through the house chasing balloons and hiding from popping rabbits. Olaf was here and both of the boys were having the time of their lives, no batteries required.
This has given me the jump start I needed to go through my recipes, removing ones we no longer enjoy as much and add in new ones to try. This week I have 2 soup recipes and 1 sandwich recipe to try. I will let you know how it goes.
Last week I came back from camping feeling like the week was half over. “Why sit and plan a menu when I only have a few meals left in the week?” Umm, yeah. I can tell you a lot of reasons why, though it sounded completely logical at the time.
So tonight when I sat down and created this week’s meal plan, I also planned out next week’s meals, plus half of the meals for the week after that. If I have not said it enough, let me say it again. I LOVE using Plan to Eat‘s meal planning site. It has saved me so much time in writing things out, seeing what we have eaten recently or plan to eat coming up (so we do not end up eating the same thing 5 times in a month), as well as compiling shopping lists if I need it. If you are not sure this is for you, but are interested, I would suggest taking advantage of the FREE 30-day trial. You will gain a good sense of how the site works and if it is something that will make your life a bit easier.
- Hot Rice Cereal with Nuts and Raisins
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
- Shakes with pumpkin
- Grits, fried salami, fruit
- Fried Pancakes with Maple Cream Syrup
- Eat Out
- Pulled Pork Egg Rolls, steamed broccoli and carrots
- Lebanese Meat-stuffed Pitas, shredded carrot salad, rice
- Sweet-n-tangy Roasted Pork Tenderloin, El’s potato salad
- Spaghetti with meat sauce
- Sweet and Sour Chicken, rice, vegetables
- Apple, Bacon, Cheddar Sandwiches, leftover potato salad
- Leftover Pizza
- Falafel, rice, veggies
- Salmon patties, veggies, rice/potatoes
- Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Potato Cheddar Soup
What is on your menu for this week? Is the selection beginning to reflect the coming Autumn weather?
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