Menu Planning

16 Mar

Wow!  Two weeks in a row!  If you actually didn’t know me, you might actually believe I am so totally organized!  Ha!  but those who actually read this, know *MUCH* better!

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday — lunch —  homemade lasagna, green beans, garlic bread
                    dinner —  “grab – it”
Monday — leftover lasagna YUM!  (It’s always better the second day!)
Tuesday — ST. PATTY’S DAY!   Slow Cooker Corned Beef Brisket,  roasted potatoes, & GREEN chocolate chip cookies!
Wednesday — church
Thursday —  Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic, from Kraft food & family, — made with pork chops!, with roasted veggies
Friday —  Grill Out Night!  Hardin’s steaks & potatoes
Lunches this week will be ham & cheese sandwiches with chips/crackers, grapes, & bottled water.  Snacks will include popcorn, cheez its, and fruit chewies (for Button Boy, Girly Girl has braces).  Monday, we are having Tom Boy Girl, Drama Girl, and Baby Girl over for the day since their sister is having her wisdom teeth cut out….and it is Spring Break for CCCA…so, we are looking forward to some fun activities in the afternoons!
I am challenging myself to something….I know, funny, a challenge, me the failure at Flyin’ is tackling another challenge!….this challenge, to GET BACK TO couponing!  With the way our finances are going, I am trying to be a better helpmate to my husband by managing the household finances better…so, I will be getting back to clipping coupons this week!
So, after going through the Publix Weekly Ad( I ♥ PUBLIX! ), I found the following items that are in my Menu Plan:
milk – 2 @ $5
corned beef – $2.99/lb
tomatoes – $1.49/lb
Bertolli Sauce – B1G1
Kraft Dressing (see Thursday’s recipe) – B1G1
Cheez Its (snacks during the week) – B1G1
DeerPark Water (for lunches) – $3.99
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn (snacks during the week) – B1G1
Breyers Ice Cream (treat for dessert) – B1G1
Cottonelle Toilet Tissue (uh, yeah, needed) – $6.99
Kellogg’s Chewies (a Button Boy must!) – B1G1
I will not be buying our steaks from Hardin’s Grocery until Friday to make sure we have enough money for the good cuts ( I love their ribeye & Mojo loves their bacon wrapped filet).  We are not celebrating anything special, except God’s gift of Spring!  We have been enjoying 75 – 80 degree weather just a week after having snow!  (HELLO, ALABAMA in March!)  So, we are going to enjoy the weather by grilling out!

Happy Menu Planning Monday!


Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed Chicken

For some reason, the meal that I made Saturday night wasn’t on my Menu Plan for last week, or this week since it began on Sunday!

The Bleu Cheese & Pecan Stuffed Chicken above was actually inspired by a Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meal episode.  She made a chicken breast stuffed with bleu cheese and pecans (she says it pee-can…that’s wrong, it’s puh-kahn!) and wrapped with one piece of bacon.  I made it pretty much the same, but used three pieces of bacon wrapped around each breast.  I seared the stuffed breasts on the stove and then placed them in my Pampered Chef Cranberry Deep Covered Baker with some Ken’s Balsamic Marinade.  Baked them uncovered and when they were done I browned them under the broiler and put some extra bleu cheese, pecans and crumbled bacon on top.

It got RAVE reviews from Girly Girl *and* Mojo!  He doesn’t even like bleu cheese!!!!  He said that it is one of the best meals I’ve made!!!!  So, mark this dish and a definitely on the repeat list!


4 Responses to “Menu Planning”

  1. theworldofmojo March 16, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    no it is “pee-con” Ask Trip Tucker.

  2. notsosahm March 16, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    That chicken looks and sounds delicious! And you used your baker! I haven’t used mine yet so I’ll try this in there. I’ve got my meals for this week planned though. I hope I remember for next week…I’m going to set a reminder on my phone.

  3. Rona March 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    I had some very delicious Crusted Pecan Porkchops courtesy of Dream Dinners. Our teen said they were so easy to make. And the best thing was that he actually eat it.
    Enjoying my day off, doing some MPM blog visiting and listening to Dr. Laura’s radio show.
    I hope that you have beautiful spring weather in your neck of the woods.


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