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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

another 3-weeker

since we're living with one vehicle to share between the seven of us (ha!  i'm so funny.  yes, only two of us drive.) i am making these menus stretch out to last longer.  it's working too.  that last one lasted 3 weeks and so did the one before that!  and i like it.  it makes me dread making it and grocery shopping though. 
this week, i was short on time, so i purposely just made a 1-2 weeker.  it has seven items on it, and i think that should last at least a week and a half.  also, because of lack of time, i also don't have any new dishes.  but that's ok.  i like everything on this menu.  anyway, enough jibber jabber... let's get to this menu. 
  • grilled kabobs (pre-made from the store) with rice and grilled asparagus
  • chicken yum-yum (recipe is at the end of the post on that link) with salad --we had this last night and i ate my yum-yum over my salad like a taco salad.  the kids either ate it plain, or rolled up in a tortilla. i served it with salsa, sour cream, and olives.
  • meatloaf with baked potatoes and granny green beans
  • spaghetti
  • tortilla soup (i think i could eat this every night!  i LOVE it!!!)
  • stuffed peppers with garlic toast and macaroni and cheese
  • french dip sandwiches (new recipe) with steamed broccoli
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Anonymous said...

editted comment from Trenicker: is the french dip a crockpot recipe? I made it that was a few months ago and it was AWESOME! I think you and [otter pop] would love the little extra thing i did at the end: I sliced a bell pepper and put it in the crockpot 20 minutes before we were ready to eat, and they soaked up some of the juice but were still a little crunchy, and we put those on our french dips and it gave it an extra pop of delicious flavor! anyway, happy eating, sounds good. Next week I'm going to get back to menu planning. We've had an off month in our menu planning life and we are sick of winging it for sure! I don't know how people survive without menu planning, we almost didn't! :) -nic

MamaT said...

sounds like a great idea! if i have extra peppers, i'll try that. and yes, it can be a crockpot recipe.

Trenicker said...

oh i always forget the code name don't I?! :)

Alexis said...

Yum sounds good! I try to do a menu too although I have not been as good about it lately but am hoping to get better!! Have you heard of EZmeals.com. They have a list of recipes, ingredients, and you choose what store you shop at. It plans meals according to the sales at that store for the week. Its like $15 a month or something. I am considering doing it. Look into if you get time:)

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