menu plan monday ~ september 24, 2012

I am loving this beautiful September weather. Cooler days (and nights). Jackets and blankets are coming out of storage. The garden is beginning to look and feel like autumn. The changes in weather, temps, and season seem to perk up everyone. And it makes me think apples!

hi, there!

Several weeks ago, DH and I canned 21 pints of spiced applesauce. It is so delicious, I am ready to make more, as soon as DH gets another bushel of yummy apples from the orchard.

canning applesauce

The menu this week takes into account a few meetings. Other than that, we’re cleaning in prep for Christmas decorating. One of my sister’s friends gave me two vintage aluminum trees, an “aluminized vinyl” tree, and parts of three color wheels. Can’t wait to put these up! Well, actually really couldn’t wait! Just had to see it with the color wheel on it!

vintage for sure

Menu time:

Carry-Out (making life easy today)

Chicken Taco Chili
Cheddar Cornbread

Not sure how the family schedule will meld, so I’m planning to have things on hand for “eat whenever.”
Ham and/or Turkey Sandwiches on Homemade Buns
Fresh Fruit
Help yourself to anything else…

Pork Chops in the Crock Pot
Baby Baked Potatoes
Spiced Applesauce
Garden Salad

Low Cal Fettuccine I’m adding chicken and asparagus.
Garden Salad
Rosemary Bread

Beef Stew in the Crock Pot

Crock Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken
Corn on the Cob
Roasted Veggies (carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips…)
Pear Walnut Salad

Check out more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday. Planning menus ahead of time helps make the whole week run more smoothly. I hope you’ll give it a try!



  1. Posted September 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m always interested in some new recipes to add to my Recipe File Box. That’s why I love MPM!
    Looks like there’s going to be lots of yummy meals eaten this week.

  2. Posted September 25, 2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    The worm in the apple is super cute!I love the looks of that apple sauce,my parents used to have apple trees in their back yard so they would have a ton of apples to make apple sauce with,and whenever they made apple pies they would always put some in with the filling.It really gave it a good flavor!

  3. Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Rona. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, too. I’m going to give the pork chops and fennel in your menu a try next week. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing! ~~Rhonda

  4. Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Hilary, applesauce added to apple pie…wonder why I never thought of that! Next time, I’ll give it a try.

    I’ve had that little worm for years and years. I can remember picking it up off a display full of other little bits and bobs. Just can’t remember where that was! 😀


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