What are you eating this week?
For Menu Planning Monday, organized by Organized Junkie, we all post our menu plans for a week! And I think that's a great idea, because there's no worse place to be than standing in line at 5:30 at a grocery store with three hungry and grumpy kids because you forgot you didn't have any spaghetti noodles.
Plan a menu, and your shopping is all taken care of, and the guess work is gone!
So here we go for this week:
Monday: Chicken Lo Mein. We haven't eaten chicken in a while because we've been busy with roasts and stuff, and I think I'd like some. I have a great recipe that uses angel hair pasta and lots of fresh vegetables, and I'm going to do that tonight!
Tuesday: Shepherd's Pie. My daughters rave about my shepherd's pie, but it is so easy! I just brown a pound of ground beef, add tomato soup, a bit of Worcestershire sauce, and some salt and pepper, and then layer that with frozen vegetables and homemade mashed potatoes. Top with paprika and salt and pepper and bake at 400, uncovered, for about half an hour.
It's not hard, though I do find mashed potatoes a bit of a pain to make with all the peeling and mashing. But the best part of thsi meal is that Rebecca is going to make it! She's 13, and she's going to start cooking one day a week. So I'll do it with her to help her, but it's her show!
Wednesday: Pork tenderloin in maple and mustard and sauce. I just sautee the pork tenderloin, but into medallions, in a bit of maple syrup and mustard, with some onions and garlic thrown in. It's yummy, and tastes great over rice!
Thursday: Spaghetti. This is Katie's night to cook! I usually make my own sauce, but I'm going to let her do the sauce from a bottle. Katie actually is turning in to quite a good cook, and she loves setting the table at night and making it look really pretty! So I'm excited to get her starting to cook and to learn some meals.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: I'm gone all weekend speaking at a women's retreat, so the family is on their own! I imagine Keith will make pizza one night, and take them out one night, and do leftovers one night. But it's not my problem! I always seem to leave food for them, but then they don't eat it. It's a little aggravating. But it's his show, so I'll leave it to him!
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