Menu 10-22-2011

Sorry folks!  I don’t know what my problem is but I’m in a major food rut.  So, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting any new recipes.  Tim’s work hours have been crazy, plus he has been helping harvest corn with his dad. This means he hasn’t been home for dinner, therefore I haven’t felt the need to cook regular meals.  On top of that, I’m obviously still working at my sucky job and I’m just busy in general so I haven’t had time to upload anything new here.  Really, how did I ever find the time?  I don’t know how other bloggers do it!

But with that being said, I’m going to try to make an effort to get back into the swing of things.  I’m starting with posting my menu for the next several days.  And then tonight I plan on uploading pictures and getting caught up on some recipes that I made over my break from blogging.  Hopefully I’ll be able to add 3 or 4 posts on here tonight and/or tomorrow.


tonight – omelet type of thing with bell peppers, onions, kale, and eggs

tomorrow – split pea soup

not sure of the order of the following:

shrimp fried rice

honey baked chicken with roasted broccoli

sea scallops – not sure how I’ll prepare them yet…

shredded beef BBQ sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and a vegetable


I’m not sure how many readers I have left, but THANK YOU!

Game Day Grub

I hear there’s a big game tomorrow…a football game, maybe?  I’m not really sure.  Professional sports aren’t really on my radar.  But I’ve heard a few comments here and there about the super bowl so that must be it.  😉   Just don’t ask me who’s playing!

Anyway, I thought you might want some last minute snack ideas.  So, here’s a round-up of a few things that I think might go well with watching a football game.  I hope your team wins!

Main Dish:

Traditional Chili or White Chili Make sure you have cornbread or biscuits on the side and all the fixings to go on top – crackers, cheese, sour cream, fritos, scallions, etc…


Pizza Puffs

Enchilada Roll-ups

Pigs in a Blanket and Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Bites

Snacks and Dips:

Jalapenos would be the star of the game day for us.

Jalapeno Hummus

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Hot Pizza Dip {favorite!}

Oh, I almost forgot Salsa!  Can’t have a football game without the chips and salsa.

And while we are at it, we can’t forget the beer either.  Here’s a Beer Cheese Dip!

For the sweeter side of things, here’s a Cookie Dough Dip!


Keeping it simple, here are a few bar recipes that you can’t go wrong with:

Peanut Butter Fingers

Oreo Bars

Chewy Brownies

And last but not least, you gotta have drinks!

I recommend Rum Slushies!

Enjoy and have fun!

Menu 1-31-11

What’s for dinner this week:

Monday – Spaghetti with Meat sauce and salad

Tuesday – Tater Tot Casserole

Wednesday – Tamale Casserole

Thursday- Shrimp and Penne a la Vodka

Friday- Homemade Pizza

Saturday – Chinese Chicken Take-out Fake-out served with rice


I’m a little late posting this, but oh well!

This week’s menu:

Sunday – we had crock pot Beef Stew

Monday – we had a Pierogi & Kielbasa Skillet with steamed broccoli on the side

Tuesday – Cheese Tortellini with tomato sauce, probably served with broccoli again

Wednesday – French Onion Soup

Thursday – Chicken Squares

Friday – Homemade Pizza

Saturday – Chicken and Stuffing Casserole


Menu 7-18-10



BLATs {Bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato} with mac & cheese

tacos with rice

salmon {Yikes, I’ve never cooked it before!} with orzo

chicken piccata, probably with pasta and broccoli again


Marlboro man sandwiches and corn on the cob

Other things I want to make:

Oreo bars

Menu 7-11-10


shrimp skewers over rice

lemon chicken

I’m hungry for some steamy pasta without red sauce, maybe carbonara???



Mexican rice, black beans, sausage…burrito bowls??

grilled hamburgers

Menu 6-6-10


Today – Grilling out

Tomorrow – Hoisin glazed shrimp and pineapple skewers

Tuesday – Meatballs and noodles

Wednesday – Thai Chicken

Thursday – Pulling a pasta bake from the freezer

Friday – Leftovers

Weekend – Grilling out

Other things I want to bake/make:

blueberry bars

breakfast muffins

Menu 6-1-10

I don’t know why I struggle with meal planning so much!  I need to get back in the swing of planning and cooking meals and I find that I do better when I post menus here.  It holds me accountable!

tonight:   grilled turkey burgers with leftover homemade mac and cheese from last night

tomorrow:  chicken enchiladas

Thursday:  bbq beef cups

Friday:  homemade pepperoni pizza

Saturday:  steaks cooked on the grill and baked potatoes

Sunday:  grilled brats and homemade baked beans

Also, the lettuce is ready in our garden, so we’ll be having side salads with every meal too.

Menu 3-28-10

I’ve fallen off the menu planning wagon.  I’m giving it a try again this week, but don’t be surprised if I don’t keep up with it.

With warmer weather, we are likely to grill out often and usually that’s decided at a moments notice.  So, I’ll be even more unstructured with my meals/menus throughout the spring and summer.  Maybe we’ll go back to menu planning later on, and I’ll start posting them again.  But, there is talk of the hubs changing shifts again at work, so sure as the world, when I get one routine down, it will change!


sloppy joes served with mac and cheese

supreme nachos

chef salads

soup {I’m thinking something like beef and noodle or vegetable beef}

tuna casserole

stuffed chicken breasts with broccoli


Menu 3-1-10

Well, you’ll see some repeats from last week’s menu.  I had some work stuff last week that I forgot about when I made my menu, so I didn’t end up cooking all that much.


Sloppy Joes

Carrot Soup

Balsamic Chicken

Orange Chicken with Stir Fried Veggies


Tortilla soup


Other Things:

homemade granola bars

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