Sunday, January 22, 2012

Menu Plan for 1/21/12 to 2/17/12

Here are my supper menus for the next few weeks.  I'm going to try to keep track of what we thought of the new recipes.

Sat, 1/21:  Taco Macaroni Skillet (new recipe found via Pinterest) Well, since this was on the menu yesterday, I've already made it so I know how it went over...the kids thought it was okay but no rave reviews from them.  I liked it, though.  Plus it made a lot, and was cheap.  This is definitely one to keep and try again, and as the kids get older, make them eat, HA!  I also made a loaf of this Applesauce Bread and the kids LOVED that...I needed to use up some leftover homemade applesauce that we opened...interestingly enough, the kids don't really like that too much.  Maybe its the texture?  I don't know.  They like the store bought stuff, but the homemade applesauce we made and canned they are very "eh" over.
Sun, 1/22:  We usually have our big meal for lunch on Sundays, either with one set of parents or go out with church friends...this week, everyone is busy, including John, so the kids and I will probably grab McDonalds on the way home.  They'll be very happy with that!
Mon, 1/23:  Sweet Pork Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw  Excited about this it.
Tues, 1/24:  Homemade Pizza
Wed, 1/25:  Chicken Roll-Ups (new recipe) Been wanting to try this one for awhile...we'll see if its any good.
Thurs, 1/26:  Tostadas
Fri, 1/27:  Leftovers...going to my oldest nephew's birthday party, too.
Sat, 1/28:  Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup (new recipe found on Pinterest)
Sun, 1/29:  Sunday Dinner with parents
Mon, 1/30:  Spaghetti (I may make up a batch of meatballs and put the extras in the freezer, we'll see)
Tues, 1/31:  Chicken and Rice
Wed, 2/1:  Sloppy Joes
Thurs, 2/2:  Leftovers
Fri, 2/3:  Pizza
Sat, 2/4:  Baked Potato Soup What I make is similar to this one...all recipes for this are basically the same.  Somewhere I read a recipe that called for a package of white gravy mix, and since I have that in bulk in my pantry, I usually stir in a 1/4 cup or so...I think it does add a nice flavor and body to the soup.
Sun, 2/5:  Sunday Dinner with family may want to celebrate John's birthday
Mon, 2/6:  Salisbury Steak...this is a recipe my husband affectionately nicknamed "Meat Muffins" many years ago...teasing me for making mini meatloaves in a muffin tin.  However, it wasn't even this recipe I made, but the name stuck.  I'll try to find a similar recipe or post it when I make it.
Tues, 2/7:  Chicken Tortilla Soup (from the freezer)...this was a combination of recipes from kids loved it; hoping they will love it again!
Wed, 2/8:  Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches  Okay, I've been hearing a lot about this recipe for awhile now, and my mom made them on Christmas.  Yes, they ARE really good.  I liked them a lot, but I don't think anyone else in my family tried them.  I'm curious to see what both John and the kids will think, as they can be unpredictable in their food likes/dislikes.
Thurs, 2/9:  Leftovers
Fri, 2/10:  Ritz Chicken with Cream Sauce (new recipe found via Pinterest)
Sat, 2/11:  John's Birthday!!  We've already been invited to a church friend's birthday party,, John will probably be working anyway.  We'll most likely be celebrating his birthday on one of his nights off this week. Oh, and its Papa John's $6 Customer Appreciation Day, too, so that takes care of supper.
Sun, 2/12:  Sunday Dinner with parents
Mon, 2/13:  Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken We like this one, however, I've made a couple of modifications...I put 8 oz of velveeta instead of the cheddar soup (usually have it on hand plus its cheaper), and a package of dry italian dressing it a nice kick.
Tues, 2/14:  Spaghetti
Wed, 2/15:  Hamburger Helper
Thurs, 2/16:  We're hosting our small group this month and we've decided to have Mexican food...don't really know any other details yet, but you know it will be good...I just can't send people away hungry!
Fri, 2/17:  Leftovers

Whew, that's a lot of menu planning for me!  This is just a guide, too...I will most likely NOT have all of this, especially on the exact nights, but its great to always have a plan, right?

The kids and I have started working on some daily routines.  We've come up with a simple morning routine first.  I'm planning on posting some of that soon...maybe the beginning of the week?

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