2/6/12

Menu Monday

It's possible that I hold the record for the least consistent blogger ever.

Some weeks I'm on a roll and update everyday, other weeks I have ideas but don't find the time to blog and then some weeks I have absolutely no desire to open up blogger.

This week I find myself in the second scenario. I have lots of topics I want to blog about but I haven't found the time to sit down and blog it all out.

I appreciate everyone that left tips and tricks for me on my crazy dramatic "Travel Help" post. I have read through all the comments several times and will do it again before we leave. You all are so helpful!

Switching gears....

One of my favorite aspects of the internet is finding yummy recipes online. I get most of my best and most delicious recipes from somewhere on the internet; blogs, pinterest, websites, there are crazy-good recipes out there!

I love reading fellow blogger's weekly menus and getting food ideas from them.....so, I decided to share our menu from time to time.

I have to clarify that my pics of the food will NOT be good and will not make the food look appetizing but I figure people want new recipe ideas and don't care about the pictures.

Hopefully......

I use this menu planner to plan out my meals
And then use this on our fridge throughout the week to refresh my memory of what we are eating each night.

Monday: Spicy Sausage Soup {crock pot recipe} (picture stolen from Mimi's Making Meals)

This soup was so good and smelled delicious when we got home at the end of the day. It wasn't too spicy, which is good because Luke doesn't like spicy food. I served this with bread and it was delicious and hit the spot!

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce

No picture here, just normal ole spaghetti. For the sauce I took a big can of crushed tomatos and then just threw in a bunch of spices (crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, nothing fancy) and let it simmer for awhile. It was pretty good.

Wednesday: Tom's Crock Pot Sausage Dinner
The picture makes it look gross but really it was good. I should figure out how to use my nice camera so I can take good food pics. I got this recipe out of a cookbook I borrowed from a friend. It was great because it was a big meal in one, no reason to add "sides" to this recipe.

2 pkg smoked turkey sausage
2 (14.5 oz) cans cut green beans
1 small yellow onion
4 med baking potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Slice sausage and potatoes and dice onion. Put all ingredients in the crock pot and mix week. Cook on high for 4 hours. So good!

Thursday: Italian Mini Meatloaves and Skinny baked mac and cheese with broccoli Yuuuuum. This meal was SO good. I got the Italian mini meatloaves recipe from the blog linked about several years ago (she doesn't update anymore sad face) and it is one of our favorite meals. This was my first time to make the skinny mac and cheese and it was delicious. I love skinnytaste.com. Every recipe I've tried from there is so good!

Friday: Chicken enchiladas and Spanish rice

No picture. I got this recipe from my friend Stephanie. I have tried tons of chicken enchilada recipes and none of them ever come close to touching this recipe. It is so good! Try it!

This was kinda fun! I might do it again in the future, I hope someone out there got at least one new recipe to add to their rotation!

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

6 comments:

Claire said...

Oooh, I am intrigued by that mac and cheese! Looks delish!

Lindsey said...

I must try that mac and cheese, I'm always on the look out for healthier versions!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

mmm, yes I have made Stephanie's enchiladas many times, Hubby (and we all) love them! I need to try some of these recipes! Now that we are more settled after the move I am really going to start meal planning more! I've finally been cooking nicer meals more again but the main problem for me is wanting to go to the grocery store! :) I stretch out trips to the grocery store as long as I can ;-)

Brielle said...

the italian mini meatloaves look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I needed some new recipes. Thanks for posting this. You rock.

Busana Muslim said...

Very interesting... I really like it... Thank you so much...