Sunday, April 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 20


Boy, the weekend sure fled. I went through the cupboards and freezer again to see what I can plan for dinners this week and, for the amount of money I spent in groceries, it doesn't appear that we have much. Still, we are blessed to have good meals. Creativity is key.

Monday

Grilled ham & cheese waffles *Directions below*
Home fried potatoes
Strawberry cheesecake (splurge item - cream cheese is expensive, but strawberries were on sale for $1.50 a quart)

Tuesday

Roast Turkey
Mashed potatoes
Corn
Apple pie (I have lots of filling canned)

Wednesday

Tacos (I found pkgs. of 12 soft taco shells for $0.99 at Gordon's, so I'm not making my own this week)
Chips and salsa
Tossed salads
Applesauce

Thursday

Pizza and pop

Friday

Spaghetti with Alfredo sauce & turkey (using left-over turkey from Monday that I'll put in freezer to keep "fresh") *Instructions below*
Cottage cheese
Garlic bread
Fruit

Saturday

Meatloaf
Baked potatoes (in my new potato bag!)
Green beans
Cookies

Sunday

On your own

**To make grilled ham & cheese waffles, use your favorite waffle batter recipe or mix. Stir into batter: sliced ham chopped finely and shredded cheddar cheese - about 1/2 cup of each. Prepare waffles in waffle iron as you would make plain ones. Serve with maple syrup or honey.**

**To make Alfredo sauce (for 7 people), I melt 1 stick butter in heavy sauce pan. Then I add 1/2 cup flour and stir well with whisk. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Add 2 cups milk and stir while continuing to cook. When sauce is thickened, turn off heat and stir in 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese.**

Organized Junkie is where you'll find a whole slew of menu plans and recipes. Have a good week in the kitchen and out!




4 comments:

Christy said...

Sounds good!

Secondary Roads said...

Ham and cheese waffles! Now that sounds good! I'll have to give those a try.

Auntie E said...

Do you stick with your menu for the week? I find my family tend to complain or I will cook it and it get put in the frige uneaten. So, do you converse with your family?

Contemplative Mom said...

Thanks for checking out my menu.
Your ham and cheese waffles sound really good. I'm going to have to try those. Thanks for sharing!