Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday Menu Planning!!
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Good Monday Morning! We have a busy week on tap here at the Mc house, so of course meal planning is a must. Once again I will be relying almost entirely on my crock-pot to do the work for me. I love knowing that there is a meal just cooking away for me and I won't do the "Oh-my-stars-what-will-I-feed-these-crazy-kids-for-dinner" dance at 5 pm! Hallelujah!
This week I am making 3 crock-pot recipes that have been recommended. Boo and Hooties Mom posted a chicken recipe that her kids love on her blog and that's what is on the menu for tonight. My good friend Meia (who reads this blog but NEVER,EVER comments (psst, Meia, click on the words 0 comments at the bottom of this post, then follow the directions)) sent me 3 recipes with my birthday card 2 weeks ago. She had read my post on using the crock-pot and being a busy mom of 4 she had a few favorites she wanted to share. Meia is a great cook and has given me many recipes that we have enjoyed over the years! A few years back she shared a recipe for "Spring Chicken Soup" and I have made it every single fall and winter at least 3-4 times.
Speaking of soup, I am so ready for the cooler weather to be here. We still have high temps of around 85 degrees here during the day. Not exactly soup weather. At least not for me. I am a weirdo when it comes to soup. I love it. However, I simply can not bring my self to make it or eat it when the weather is warm. As soon as it cools off though, I'm digging around for my favorite recipes.
Anyhow, back to the meal planning. Anyone else planning this week? I spoke with AR on Saturday night and she already had her menu planned for the next week and a half! Impressive!
Here's whats going down at the Mc House:
Monday - Boo and Hooties Mommas chicken
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Meia's crockpot stroganoff*
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Meia's Oriental Chicken*
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Out**
Speaking of leftovers, how does everyone feel about those? I'll tell you, when I was growing up, if you didn't eat leftovers, you didn't eat. Last weekend, my husband walked over to our neighbors house to watch the football game. We had already had dinner and the kids and I were winding down for the night with a stack of books. When he arrived he told me that the neighbors were just finishing up dinner. He said that the wife was cleaning the kitchen and he watched as she dumped a only half-eaten bowl of scalloped potatoes and 2 perfectly good steaks into the trash can. He asked "Aren't you going to save those?" the wife replied " We don't eat left-overs, ewwwww." Hubs didn't say anything else. But, he was shocked. Are we weird that we eat them? How do you guys feel about them.
*If anyone is interested in these recipes, I will post them, just let me know.
** We like to eat out on Sundays with friends from church.