Monday, October 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

The kids painting the chapel shed

Something about fall makes me enjoy cooking and baking all over again, so my menus recently have been a little more inspiring. I'm going to try to save them here, so I can look back on them for inspiration when I get stuck in a rut ..... in oh, February or so.

Banana Bread (from the freezer) and OJ
Cereal x2
Homemade Granola Bars (Mom's recipe, with honey instead of corn syrup)
Fruit Smoothies
Pancakes, eggs and bacon (on Saturday)

Leftover Soups from last week: Sherried Tomato, Taco Soup, Chili
Leftover Meat and Potatoes
Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
PB & Honey, Carrot Sticks
Apples and Swiss Cheese Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Crusty Bread
Chicken Parmigiana, Green Beans
Hearty Beef and Noodles
Corn Dogs, Tator Tots, Fresh Fruit (per Bloom girls' request :)
Smoked Salmon Chowder, Crusty Bread
Marinated Roast, Baked Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, House Salad


Shawna said...

brooklyn almost looks like she is with out shorts! :) Those are actually CAMRYN'S pjs! I guess she didn't want to ruin any of her own clothes, little stinker!

Your menu looks good, I'm loving keeping track of mine.

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet of Rex to let them all help paint. Looks like they were having fun! Mom

Michelle said...

Yum! My mouth is watering over the dinner menu:)

MagenRanae said...

:) Great menu! Everytime I start to plan menus, I notice that my fridge is SUPER full. Right now I've got 5 servings of leftovers and we're cooking tonight and Thursday night. For 2 people that's A LOT considering we'll have more leftovers from those two meals! But, that just means way less trips to the store, or out to eat!! :)

jenica said...

That all looks yummy!

I don't know what I'd do without a menu. I don't plan for breakfast and lunch, thought, thinking I should...

bandanachick said...

Your meals look great! Wish we could swing by for one of them!
Let me know what you think of the Chicken Parmigiana, I've been wanting to try that since I saw it on her website.

Rachel said...

I'll let you know, Ruth. I made the Hearty Beef and Noodles tonight - oh my goodness, it was so good. I'm going to be making that again.

So jump on the bandwagon and start posting your menu. :) I love to copy what other people are making - and it's always nice to hear reviews of recipes too.

~ Rory ~ said...

Where do you get your recipes? Everything sounds so good!

Rachel said...

Rory, anytime I come across a recipe online that sounds good, I just bookmark the page. And then when I'm menu planning on Sunday, I look through that folder for ideas. A couple good sites are:

I'm sure there are tons of others, but I have loved everything I've tried from those 2 ladies.

Where do you get your recipes? Or do you mostly stick with the same tried and true ones?

Kim & Dave said...

Yummy!!!! :)

I just discovered a great recipie for bannana bread, with struessle (sp?) topping!

(I love the painting picture!!!)

~ Rory ~ said...

Thanks Rachel! I have some tried and true recipes, but I always like to try something new! When fall comes around I'm always looking for great recipes for the crockpot. Thank you for your suggestions. I'll definitely look at them. I've gotten most of my recipes from different cookbooks, but have recently found a lot of wonderful recipes on I was also blessed with all of my Grandma's cookbooks and hand-written recipes when she passed away, so I have all our favorites from when I was a kid. Just wish I could cook as well as she did! :o)

Anonymous said...

I tried that smoked salmon chowder last night and loved it. Dad liked it too! Mom

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