Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our Weekly Menu - as thrilling as it is!!

This week, when I sat down to work on our menu plan, this is what was on the table with me - two grilling books, a recipe book from a restaurant we visited in Tennessee several years ago and the Live, Laugh, Love cookbook.  Then, I made one small mistake.  I went out to Pinterest and looked at my recipe board where I spent the next hour of my day printing off recipes.  Seriously. Why the grilling books?  I told my husband that this summer I don't plan on using the oven.  I will use the crock pot, the grill, and the stove top.  That's it.  The oven heats up the house way too much.  With that in mind, I pulled out those recipe books and went in search of some crock pot recipes to add to my recipe binder.  The other recipe books just have some recipes I'd like to make but, honestly, none make the list this week!  Pinterest seemed to win out on all fronts!!

By the way, remember last week - I "submitted" to my husband and made the grocery list based on the ad . . .guess what?  I stayed under budget.  Stink - he was right HA!  It also helped that it was the store's monthly "buy 10 for $1.00 and get the 11th" free sale so there were a lot of good things for $1.00.  We'll see how this week goes!

Saturday: Even though it is Friday night while I'm writing this  - this dinner is up in the air.  I don't know if I feel like taking the boys out to the store tomorrow so if I don't, we'll have pizza, if I do, we'll have Hamburgers and French Fries :-)

Sunday: Ummm . ..well . . .my husband has to work and then has a concert so I will either throw something fun on for the boys and I or . . .we'll get Taco Bell :-)

Monday:  Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Blue, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli (also known as Trees).  This is a new recipe found on Pinterest - hoping it is good so I can use it this summer!!

Tuesday:  The Best Pork Chops Ever, Mac and Cheese, Veggies and Bread.  This is another Pinterest recipe and yes, that is the name of it.  We really like pork so I've been looking for some new chops recipes - we'll see how this one goes.

Wednesday: Chicken and Waffles.  Yes, you read that right :-)

Thursday: Teriyaki Chicken in the Crock Pot, Rice and Asparagus.  Yep, another Pinterest recipe but this one is also a freezer meal.  The recipe makes two batches so I am going to cook one and freeze one.  Hopefully it is good!!!

Friday:  Lasagna, Garlic Bread, and Salad.  (Or . . .. Jet's Pizza - we'll see!)