Sunday, May 3, 2009

Menu Plan for the Week

I've been linking to the Menu Plan Monday at for a while now. It's a way for everyone to get and share menu ideas, because I got tired of rotating the same five menus week after week. I've got lots of recipes to try, and it just takes a little planning on Sunday afternoon for my cooking week to go a lot smoother.
I have my "travelers" coming back on different days this week (sometimes, it's like an airport or train station around here!) so I'll plan my menu accordingly. As usual, I make snack and lunch items ahead on Monday, too. This Monday on "Laundry Catch-Up Day" I will be making Chinese Coleslaw, Egg Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Macaroons. Since everyone will not be here at the start of the week, I will not be roasting a large piece of meat, as I usually do, however, I will prep vegetables and salad items and make the base for my Pasta e' Fagoli Soup. The Ham and Potato dish will use up leftover ham from the freezer, and I'll be thawing pork chops, ground beef and French rolls from the freezer in the refrigerator.

Monday, April 4
Cheddar Omelets w/ Bacon
Cinnamon Fried Apples

Tuesday, April 5
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Romaine salad w/ Balsamic Dressing

Wednesday, May 6
Pasta e' Fagoli w/ Parmesan
Toasted whole wheat mini loaves
(bake Lemon Parfait Cake)

Thursday, May 7
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes in Crock Pot
Carrots/broccoli/cauliflower medley

Friday, May 8
Amish Pork Chops
Wild rice
Tossed salad

Saturday, May 9
French Toast

Grilled Chicken w/BBQ sauce (Travelers' Homecoming Meal!)
mashed potatoes
corn on the cob
green beans
hot rolls
iced tea
Lemon Parfait Cake

Don't forget that tomorrow's "Tuesday's Tried and True Recipes" from my family recipe box; You know that you want to try my Aunt Hazel's Lemon Parfait Cake!

1 comment:

  1. Marcia, regarding your comment on my Cherry Clafouti post, if you look at the closeup picture of the slice of clafouti, it is NOT spongy. It should be more like a custard. You know how it is at weddings, sometimes we also get rubber chicken. Do give it another try sometime, you can't stay on such a negative eating experience. It is a French classic and a favorite of picky children.