2.21.2011

Menu Plan Monday: February 21th - February 27th

Not much fan-fare this week. Busy...Busy...Busy.

I'm still working on perfecting my granola bar recipe. Hopefully the next batch turns out just the way I want them to. And, if I can get them to last longer than 1/2 a day after they have cooled, then maybe, just maybe, I can get some photos up. Because, they are a million times better than store bought granola bars and super simple to make. Well worth the effort. Oh...and I owe you a tale of 6 Bananas. I do know this. Maybe if I had just a few more hours in my day. I bet we all wish that at some point, right?


This Week's Menu:

Monday
Tacos
(Madaline asked for these last week & I told her we'd have them this week)

Tuesday
Homemade Mac & Cheese with Ham

Wednesday
Spaghetti & Meatballs
{freezer meal}

Thursday
Pancakes & Sausage

Friday
Pizza

Saturday
No clue - Suggestions?

Sunday
Roast Chicken & Stuffing
Smashed Taters & Gravy
Green Beans & Fresh Biscuits
{we didn't have this last Sunday so I'm hoping I can make it happen this Sunday}

Enjoy!

2.15.2011

Sandwiches for Supper

At least once a week we have something just a simple as a sandwich for supper. Or, Dinner. Madaline waffles back and forth between calling it Dinner and Supper. You can even call it the evening meal if you'd like to get really fancy about it.
Some weeks they are made with leftovers - as in last night we had grilled ham and cheddar sandwiches since I'd made a ham for dinner on Sunday. Another favorite is chicken salad. Most of the time if I'm going to roast a chicken, I roast two at once. Once for dinner and one for a pot of soup and some sandwiches later in the week. It takes no more time or effort to roast two than it does one - as my roasting pan easily accommodates two beautifully plump birds at a time. NOM NOM

Oh...and grilled cheese. Hands down my favorite sandwich on the planet. I love grilled cheese sandwiches so much that I could eat one every day for the rest of my life and never grow tired of it. The possibilities are endless - all the different kinds of breads and cheeses. *drool* My husband and my daughter really are traditionalists when it comes to their grilled cheeses. Just bread and either American or Cheddar cheese. On the weeks that our weekly sandwich is just grilled cheese, I usually splurge for some special bread out of the bakery. And, so, to make it special, the last few times I've made them with a thick sliced farm style bread - the crusts get all crispy while the middle is toasted and soft. So yummy.
Having something as filling and as satisfying as a sandwich for dinner is an easy way to stretch your dinner budget. It pairs well with some a steamed veggie or any in season raw fruit or veg served on the side. You could even have a picnic in your living room. How can you go wrong by bring a little bit of summer into winter complete with a big blanket, a killer sandwich and maybe some macaroni salad and chips? The possibilities are endless. And, it really doesn't get any easier on a busy week night than a sandwich for supper.

I'm always looking for new ideas - So, tell me....what are your favorite sandwiches?

2.14.2011

Menu Plan Monday: February 13th - February 20th


*waves* H-E-L-L-O! *WAVES*

Yes. I'm still here. But, it seems that sometimes life take over. And, in the grand scheme of things, blogging tends to take a back seat when life starts to take over.

One of the main reason for that is that there have been a LOT of changes in the Mayehm household. The Hubs got a new job. *squee* And, with that, he is instantly working 50-60 hours a week. This means bag lunch for me every day AND bag lunch for him as well. Not to mention any snacks/treats. As, I just can not see the sense in spending a ridiculous amount of money on cookies or brownies, from eh store, that are filled with preservatives and other ingredients that I can't spell, let alone pronounce. Especially when I know I am more than capable of making something that tastes 100x better, at home, in my own kitchen. Needless to say, my weekends are packed to the brim with making treats & snacks to last the week. As well as cooking at least one main meal that can be stretched and re-made into to tasty leftovers. *whew*

And, so with that....in the coming days I should have a killer granola bar recipe for you, a go to soup we eat on a regular basis around here, a yummy tale involving six bananas, simple week night sandwich ideas. And, without further ado, this weeks menu:

This Week's Menu:

Sunday
Oven Baked Ham
Smashed Taters
Rolls

Monday
Grilled Ham & Cheddar Paninnis
Chips
Grapes

Tuesday
Cheeseburgers
Crispy Oven French Fries
Maddy's Choice of Veg

Wednesday
Rustic Italian Tortelinni Soup

Thursday
Chessy Ham & Hashbrown Bake
Dunky Eggs cooked to order
Toasts

Friday
Pizza

Saturday
Chinese Takeout

Sunday
Roast Chicken & Stuffing
Smashed Taters & Gravy
Green Beans & Fresh Biscuits

Enjoy!