Weekly Menu Plan

Here it is time to plan meals all over again.  I've made a pretty good start thus far.  I have at least two meals in the fridge and a third one planned, so minimal effort on my part to finish off the week.  Let's see how well we can do with that last bit of planning.

Chicken Pot Pie, Coleslaw, Coconut Cream Pie
Leftover chicken, broth, frozen mixed vegetables and a pourable crust.  It's an easy enough meal to put together on the first day of the week.  Mama made the pie for my birthday last week.  It's homemade and tastes pretty good, much better than that frozen one I was going to buy myself!

Bones and skin from the chicken went into the freezer to make broth with later on.

Beef Stroganoff, Noodles, Green Salad with Beets and Egg Yolks, Russian dressing, Dark Rye Rolls
I'm making stroganoff from scratch using sirloin I bought on sale last month and froze.  I plan to use baby Portabella mushrooms which have a meatiness all their own that will allow me to cut down on the amount  of meat the recipe calls for.  The dressing will be homemade.  I've got a recipe in my file that I plan to try, since the homemade French and the homemade Blue Cheese dressings have been such a hit. 

Twice Baked Potato, Green Peas, Green Salad, Biscuits
Since John took me out to eat on my birthday, I didn't make the meatloaf and twice baked potatoes I'd planned for last week.  The potatoes were baked and in the fridge, so while I made Chicken Pot pie today I went ahead and prepared the potatoes.  I had a hot leftover from supper one night so I sliced it up and added to the potato mixture before stuffing the shells.  I think this will make a nice hearty main dish from my leftover potatoes.

Leftover Chicken Pot Pie, Pineapple Salad, Lemon Pudding
We had enough pot pie to serve us another meal.  I think with the addition of the salad and the pudding we'll find we've had just enough food.

Pepper Steak over Rice, Snow Peas, Tangelos
I should have enough steak to net us a second meal that will stretch nicely with a trio of bell peppers (green, orange, red) and onions.  I'll serve over rice with the snow peas on the side, but they could be tossed into the stir fry, too.    The last of the Honeybells should be eaten this week.

Waffles, Sausage, PanFried Apples
Sweet Potato or Pumpkin?  That's my big question about waffles tonight.  Which will I choose?  I do love breakfast for dinner and it's been a long while since I've made it, but who says we can't have breakfast for dinner even if we do eat dinner midday?

Corned Beef, Steamed Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
I know my husband...a week of eating meat in bits and pieces in other dishes won't generate complaints but he'll start to prowl the kitchen and look 'for something'.  He's a meat eater and so am I, and though I do like to cut back here and there, we really will be ready for a solid meat main dish.  I bought a corned beef a few weeks ago and put it into the freezer. I think it will be delicious on a cold blustery day, don't you?

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Yum! I love chicken pot pie- though have to admit I have never mad one from scratch - I do make twice baked potatoes a lot though, one of Hubby's favorites :)

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