It's only been one week and I already love my new concept of using family favorites once a month and than filling in with some other things. I went through the list of favorites with my husband and only ended up switching out one thing. Having those good old stand by's has made menu planning so easy! It really only leaves me 4 days to fill in and several of those are with other recipes we like and I just never made.
I never got around to making the Flatbread PB and J morning wraps - my three year old ate all of the strawberries and bananas before I had a chance - he is a fruit maniac. I also never made my Chicken Salad but did cook chicken on Saturday for pot pie for dinner AND to make the Chicken Salad for this coming Week. One last thing - I didn't make the Chicken Salad Roll-ups I planned to make for ladies meeting because on Sunday they had a "food specific" sign-up list :-( I signed up for cheese and crackers and made a cheese ball. Next time though, I'm going to make the thing I sign up for and one other thing . . .the food was a little lacking ;-)
On to this weeks plan!
Monday - Taco Stuffed Shells, Savory Rice, Corn/Creamed Corn (My husband doesn't like Creamed corn but I do!!) This is a recipe I've made before but I never posted it. I remember them being really good so, if they are, I'll share :-)
Tuesday - Stuffed Cabbage and Crash Potatoes and , Easy, Cheesy Garlic Bread. This is a true family favorite. I never thought I would crave stuffed cabbage but . . .I do!!
Wednesday - Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, and Roasted Veggies. This was one of the very first recipes I shared. We really do enjoy it - it is true comfort food.
Thursday - Root Beer Pulled Pork, Buns, Broccoli Salad, and Oven Fries. A recipe that makes my house smell heavenly AND tastes just as good! I'm hoping for a chilly day because this heats up my kitchen :-)
Friday - Dill Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta, and Easy Peasant Bread. Darryl specifically requested this recipe - it is one of his all time favorites. This is a great freezer meal too so I plan on making one batch to cook and one batch to freeze to use next month :-)
Saturday - Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup, and left over Peasant Bread (it makes two loaves). We have a busy day today - the boys get Halloween photos taken in the morning and then Darryl and I are going with the adults from our church to a Corn Maze. This soup will be ready when we come home. It is a new recipe so I hope it is as good as it sounds!
Sunday - Beef Tips and Noodles, 7-Layered Salad, and biscuits. The good thing about this recipe is that I can actually make it up on Saturday evening and then dump it in the crock pot on Sunday morning so it is ready after church. For dinner tonight, I think Pizza is the plan. I have a frozen dough I need to use up so this is the perfect time to do it.
As far as treats this week, I'm going to make M and M sugar cookies and I think a peach dump cake. I made an apple version of the dump cake last week and, though it was ok, it was NOT anywhere near the peach version. Now I'm craving the "real" thing :-)