Monday, June 18, 2007

What's for dinner?

There was a time when that question uttered within a half hour of dear sweet Da! arrival home was like nails on the chalkboard. All day, giving, giving, giving. Then, the expectation of more giving pops up like a little snake-eyed weasel.

Not anymore, dear friends. Menu planning rocks. I'm planning for a week at a time right now because that is best. While it does take time, I do enjoy seeking out new recipes to try, especially those that are going to held lower the grocery bills. I still have a long, long way to go. Many of my meals are now trying to combine what J and L will eat. It's not always happening, though. Sorry for the linkless post today. All of it is just out of my head.

Happy eating.

Monday – Easy Chicken Tikka with broccoli
Tuesday – Meatloaf made with chicken with baked potatoes and green beans
Wednesday –Spaghetti and meatballs with peas and carrots and salad with rolls
Thursday – Chicken Stroganoff (crock pot) with mashed potatoes with sugar snap peas
Friday – Quesadillas with refried black beans and cheese and salad
Saturday – Baked beans/hot dogs and salad

Chicken Stroganoff
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I use frozen ones without bothering to thaw)
1 lb. sour cream (light sour cream works good too)
8 oz. fresh or canned mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Put breasts in crockpot (either frozen or fresh), mix up the rest of the ingredients and slobber them on top, making sure chicken is covered. Cook 8 hrs on low. Serve with wide egg noodles.

For those of you seeking out recipes for toddlers, I made risotto on Saturday and that was a decent hit. Janice at 5 Minutes for Mom inspired me.

For more Menu Planning Monday entries go here.


Joyful Days said...

That sounds like a good week. I like the chicken instead of the traditional burger for recipes.

Have a tasty week.

annie said...

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

tegdirb92 said...

ooohh, I must try that chicken stroganoff--never had something like that (just beef). Your week sounds really good.

Christi said...

Everything sounds jst delicious! You're right, menu planning is a tremendous help!

Have a great week~

tegdirb92 said...

regarding your question about the orange chicken posted on my blog--I use regular oranges. It is actually a family favorite in our household. I will post my favorite orange chicken recipe on my blog this week (I really like the tempura (breading) that it makes. You can decide whether to include or exclude the chili peppers :) We ALWAYS include them because we have spice lovers here. Have a great week.


alisonwonderland said...

looks like a great week! enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Can I come to your house to eat?