Monday, July 30, 2007

in the world of food...

Time again for Menu Plan Monday, courtesy of our lovely hostess Laura. Thanks Laura!

But before we get to this week's menu, an update on last week. I actually managed to stick pretty much to plan, with just a few exceptions. One, I didn't get to try the Savory Shell Salad. I'd made such a whopping batch of potato salad the night before, and figured we should just eat that instead. Secondly, I switched out trying the Oatmeal Date Muffins for Oatmeal Banana Muffins because I had a couple bananas that needed to be used. They were pretty good, but the other muffin recipe I tried, Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins, was a tremendous hit! The kids were crazy about these babies, which they've taken to calling Blueberry Hat Muffins, and have already asked to have them again. I like them not only because they're moist and delicious, but because I get to use my pastry blender to make them. Don't ask me why...but I just love using a pastry blender! Anyway, back to last week's menu...I did try the Pepperoni Pasta recipe last was okay, but nothing fantastic. However, last night, I tried another new pasta recipe that definitely was a winner, Italian Skillet Dinner. Supper quick and easy, and very tasty!

O.K., time to move on to this week:

*breakfast-cold cereal/bananas
*lunch-BLTs/blueberries/cheese sticks
*supper-grilled mozza chicken sandwiches which I found over at Jennifer's place/tropical fruit salad

*breakfast-bagels/orange freezies
*supper-Annie's soccer pizza party...I'm taking crack cookies

*breakfast-dino eggs oatmeal/plums
*lunch-grilled cheese/fries (Maxidoodle requested this meal)
*supper-kielbasa and potato bake, which I found over at my sweet friend Carrie's place/cauliflower/sweet potato bread/berry freeze

*breakfast-Pop Tarts/cantaloupe
*lunch-homemade mac & cheese/applesauce
*supper-picnic at park with friends...I'm bringing Snickers pie

*breakfast-scrambled egg sandwiches


Carrie! :o) said...

Looks good Debi! Hope y'all enjoy the kielbasa nad potato bake. I don't think the recipe calls for it but I tossed in garlic and pepper. :o)

Laura said...

My mom has always planned her meals ahead of time in a little pocket sized calendar, and when we first got married, I tried to plan a week ahead, but as we got busier I let it fall to the wayside - maybe I can use this help to get back in the saddle!

Betsy said...

Everything sounds yummy!

gail@more than a song said...

Those grilled chicken sandwiches are really sounding good to me right now, thanks for the link for them! The blueberry muffins sound yummy too. You're doing better than me with all your meals.

amy said...

I am so impressed.I need to this! These sound super yummy!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

I just couldn't get my act together this week. :-0 I'll be borrowing some or your recipes, I am sure, before I head off to the grocery store tomorrow ;-)

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful meal plan. I love the orange frezzie idea.

annie said...

Happy Monday!
Your menu looks delicious!
My Life as Annie!

Jennifer said...

Sounds yummy Debi! You are going to love those chicken sandwiches - so easy and so yummy!!!!

Have a great one!

Sandra said...

Great menu, everything looks wonderful.