"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Sunday, March 27, 2011

my last menu lasted me three whole weeks...

...with absolutely no starving kids, husband, or self!!!  so what a doozey (that's a link to the last menu).  i do have a pantry stock-pile list that will make this next grocery run a bit more expensive, but how nice to only do this menu thing once every three weeks?!  i won't plan on it again, but i really just did what i did with what i had and what i had planned and it was good.  i threw in a few nights of frozen burritos and a night with tator tot casserole and i think for the most part that's all we winged.  we did have company in town that bought us dinner twice (that obviously always helps make food last!)  but anyway, on to this menu:
  • spaghetti (is this always on my list?!  my kids request it every time i make a menu though, so if they want it?  i'll make it.)
  • grilled burgers with baked beans.
  • beef stroganoff (trying a new recipe) with green beans.
  • chicken strips with "nana-mashed potatoes" (as per request) and peas.
  • baked potato bar -full with chili and broccoli plus lots of others.
  • fried chicken with salad, rolls, and jo-jo potato wedges.
  • crock pot pork chops with crock pot mashed potatoes and granny green beans.
  • a big beef roast with potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion.
  • chicken parmesan with penne pasta and pasta sauce.
  • baked potato soup with fresh homemade bread.
  • layered chicken and black bean enchilada casserole (tweaked) with rice.
  • chili and cornbread muffins.
  • crock pot barbecue chicken with corn and garlic toast.
mmm.  now i'm hungry.  i'll put together the grocery list and get going!!! 

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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