menu plan monday ~ september 29, 2008

Have you gotten around to making your own weekly menu yet? If not, you should do it now! 🙂 You’ll be glad you did. It saves time, money, and effort, not to mention frustration at the end of a long day when you don’t know how to answer “what’s for supper??”

We’re having leftover pork chops for supper Monday evening. That was easy, wasn’t it?!

pork chops
lima beans
green salad

wiener roast

BBQ chicken in the crock pot
40 minutes buns
corn on the cob

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken my way
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
Pour about 1/2 c. BBQ sauce over it. You don’t need to measure. Just squirt some on. This helps give the chicken some BBQ flavor while it cooks.

Cook on high for three hours.

When the chicken can be shredded, drain off most of the liquid. Shred the chicken. Add enough BBQ sauce to coat the chicken well. Stir and cook on high for 30 minutes, with the lid off.

I save some of the drained liquid in case I want to add some back in to moisten the BBQ.

spaghetti with meatballs
bread sticks
peas / corn
spinach salad

Easy Meatballs
1 pound leanest ground beef – I use 93% fat free ground round as that is what is available here.
1 box Stove Top Savory Herb stuffing dry mix
2 egg whites
1 cup beef broth
(If you like, you can add spices. Dried onion, garlic powder, basil, oregano, etc.)

Mix all ingredients together well. Shape into meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet lined with release foil or on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a 350*F oven for 20-25 minutes. Yummy. They are even better after they have simmered in spaghetti sauce for an hour or two. The meatballs can be made ahead of time, stored in the fridge and reheated when needed.

spicy shredded pork
Caesar salad
steamed snow peas
baked apples

I make “baked” apples in the microwave for a snack sometimes. To make them, slice and core a tart apple (doesn’t have to be peeled), place in a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle with a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar and some cinnamon. Freshly grated nutmeg would be delicious, and you may add a dollop of butter if you like, but it isn’t necessary. Microwave on high for one minute. For more than one serving, it may need to be microwaved for another minute or two.


crockpot chicken
steamed green beans
green salad

There are a lot more ideas for your own menu on Laura’s I’m an Organizing Junkie site.


One Comment

  1. Posted September 29, 2008 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I havent picked up any local recipes yet but I hope to by the time we leave Italy 4 years from now =)

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