Sunday, August 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

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If you see the counter at the top of my page, you'll see the hours and minutes quickly ticking away toward the first day of school. It was a short summer! I've been back at work a week, and the students return tomorrow, so it will be a long, busy week. Best to have my meals planned. Mine starts today.

Sunday Spaghetti, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Garlic Bread.

We had two kind of sauces. One was just a jar of Ragu Alfredo sauce. The other was a Bertolli 5 Cheese Tomato sauce to which we added ground beef, sausage, mushrooms, garlic, and Hunt's tomato sauce. For the garlic bread, we melted real butter with pressed garlic, basil, and parsley. Then we dipped the bread in the mixture and broiled it for a few minutes. It was a delicious meal.

Monday Slow Cooker Chicken with rice and green beans.

Chicken dish: Peeled and sliced carrots; half an onion (diced); 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; garlic powder, salt, pepper. Cover all this with a mixture of Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (1 can), Campbell's Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup (1 can), and half a cup of milk. Pour on top of all the other ingredients. Refrigerate over night. Turn the crockpot on in the morning, and you're good to go. Cook the rice about 20 minutes before dinner as well as the green beans. I have also used peeled, chopped potatoes in place of the carrots, and it's delicious. You can really use any two flavors of creamed soup that you prefer.

Tuesday French dip Roast Beef Sandwiches with au jus and Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns.

My husband is in charge of making this meal, and it's usually quite tasty.

Wednesday Angel Chicken Pasta, Salad, and Garlic Toast.

This is a new recipe that sounds delicious. Here is the link to the ingredients and preparation from AllRecipes.

Thursday Guys' night out. We'll probably go to Jason's Deli.

Friday Pizza Night! Hopefully, we can order in because I know I will be tired. If not, we'll go to a local pizzeria.


  1. Good for you that you are doing this menu plan Monday. I've been wanting to do it but I am too disorganized. maybe i should just come here and copy your menu ;)

  2. As always your prepared. Have a wonderful back to school week...

  3. I love to roder in on Fridays. All that cooking makes me nuts

  4. I always have good intentions of doing a weekly menu plan - and then I never do. Yours sounds great - maybe we'll just come over to your house to eat! :-)

    And you do know that it is against the law to cook at home on a Friday night, don't you? Just making sure in case you decide to MAKE that pizza....

    Hope you're having a great day today!

  5. I hope you had a wonderful 1st day of school!

    I usually have Friday Nights be Kids' Nation where they have to fend for themselves. Bubba's Sis & I usually try to eat out somewhere. However, I'm also liking your Guys' NIght out. That way you are only cooking 3 out of 5 nights. Nice how you worked that out!

  6. Your menu plan looks great! Yum. I think I'm going to try your Tuesday crockpot meal.

  7. diane, everytime i see this I think you are the most organized amazing mom I know!!
    I DO know what we are eating tomorrow night... ONLY because Frank is coming home from his 4 week tour so we planned a celebration meal. The rest of the week??
    Totally clueless! YOU are So good at meal planning!
    (i have an ez recipe for next week for you on my blog)

  8. I haven't had a French dip in forever - sounds yummy!!


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