menu plan monday ~ july 23, 2012

I headed to my Dad’s last Saturday for a family reunion. Five of the siblings from his family were there. Another brother was unable to come due to an event he had to attend, and another sister is winding up a five-week world tour with her son, so was unable to come. My dad is on the right.

family reunion

It was good to see some aunts and uncles I have not seen for a long time. And also fun to catch up with cousins that I haven’t had a chance to talk to for a while.

Spent some time canning this week, too. Our older son and his wife and the grands came over on Wednesday to learn how to use the pressure canner. We canned tomato sauce and peaches. The twins thought the food mill was the most fun they’d had in a long time!

Snow White's turn on the plunger

This week, I have about 100 pounds of peaches to can. They are a shade hard yet. I think they’ll be ready tomorrow. Here’s the menu for the week. Tuesday will be shredded beef in the crock pot so we can have sandwiches whenever, as we are canning peaches. I’ll move that up to Wednesday if the peaches aren’t ready on Tuesday.

Taco Salad
Tortilla Chips

Roast Beef in the Crock Pot for sandwiches (I use the linked recipe, but put the ingredients in the crock pot instead of using the oven. Too hot to add unnecessary oven heat to the house.)
Homemade Buns
Refrigerator Pickles
Coleslaw with Peanuts and Raisins
Sliced Garden Tomatoes and Fresh Cukes

Grilled Hamburgers and/or Pork Steaks
Homemade Buns
Garden Salad
Refrigerator Pickles

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Homemade Pizza

Fridge Food

Baked Chicken
Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Corn on the Cob
Peach Cobbler with Homemade Ice Cream

You’ll find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday. You’ll find a lot of valuable resources at Laura’s MPM site. Check it out!



  1. Posted July 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m just stopping by from Organizing Junkie today!
    Before reading that the photo is of your dad and his siblings I was thinking, “They look like family”.
    It definitely looks like the kids had fun working the food mill.
    Looks like you’re going to have some wonderful meals this week.
    Enjoy your day!

  2. Posted July 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Looks like you had a great weekend!The canning looks like alot of fun.The girls will probably always remember doing that!I wanted to let you know I tried your pizza dough recipe on Friday and its the best dough recipe we’ve tried so far,so I think it will be our go to recipe!

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