Monday, April 8, 2013

Menu Monday

 Sometimes, I would like to hide under the cabinet and think no one could see me! 

 But, since I have to plan meals each week, I suppose I should get with the program!

Monday - Turkey breast, dressing, gravy, green beans, turnip greens, sweet potato casserole, vegetable casserole, rolls, and cake pops, ice cream
It's our anniversary so I thought a nice meal might be in order.  I can pull out my good china and set a pretty table.  It's our 18th anniversary.  According to the sources on the internet, porcelain or garnets are the appropriate gifts.  Dennis gave me a new toaster oven!  I gave him a car wash.  Can you tell we are practical people when it comes to gifts? 

Tuesday - Spaghetti with meat balls, garlic bread, corn on the cob
This is Dennis' favorite meal.  I like it because it is not a hard meal to fix.  D is not a big fan of meatballs.  He likes his spaghetti with just sauce. 

Wednesday - BBQ chicken, broccoli, creamed potatoes

We all like BBQ chicken.  It's not a hard meal, just time intensive.  I get home at 4 PM and Dennis likes to eat promptly at 5:30 PM.  That does not give me a lot to time for meals that take a long time to cook. 

Thursday - Beef stew with vegetables, cornbread,
I will need to pick up some potatoes and celery for this meal.  The beef stew will cook in the crockpot while I am at work (those are my favorite recipes!)

Friday - salmon patties, green beans, hash brown casserole, brownies
Although Lent is over, we still like to have fish every Friday night throughout the year.  I have to admit that it is not easy for me to have fish every Friday.  But, since my husband thinks we should do this, we will.  I try not to complain...too much!

Saturday - homemade chicken filet sandwiches with tomatoes, cheese, and spinach
This is an easy meal to have on Saturdays.  We usually eat out on Saturday nights after Mass so this is a light meal. 

Sunday - hamburgers (with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese), chips, pasta salad
Hamburgers are always a good quick meal on Sunday. 
I really should explore some new meals.  I get in the same rut with having the same meals over and over.  Anyone have a suggestion on how to deal with that problem?



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  2. I am glad you have been writing your blog. I have missed it. Happy anniversary! Where did the time go!? Love you


  3. What a funny photo of your cat! Too cute. I really have problems with menu planning. I find it hard to plan out a whole week and usually just go day to day. I tend to get in ruts as well and make the same thing over and over again. If you figure out a solution, let me know! :)

  4. Your meals all sound great! I know what you mean about getting in a dinner rut - that happens to me, too. I sometimes ask Brian for suggestions - see what he has a taste for. Funny that Dennis likes to eat promptly at 5:30...that would make me a little cuckoo because I'd feel "under the gun" to have dinner ready exactly at that time! If he's so set on a particular time, why doesn't he help with dinner preparation? We are very relaxed about dinner time here...we simply eat when we feel like making something and/or are hungry!


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