Menu Monday 10/19

Heather says:

This week is going to be more than a little crazy. Not only are there meetings & events almost every day, but my husband starts outage. What does that mean? Well, typically he works 12 hour shifts that keep him away from home about 14 hours a day. Outage just means things get worse. Am I grateful he has a job? Absolutely, but we all complain about our own situations from time to time, right?

Oh, that’s right, I’m the only whiner. Sometimes I forget.

So, onto the menu:

  • Monday – Spaghetti with meatballs (I’m linking to my usual recipe, but I totally cheated today)
  • Tuesday – Bean burritos, Spanish rice, corn
  • Wednesday – Chicken bog, green beans, cornbread
  • Thursday  – C.O.R.N.*
  • Friday – Date Night Dinner: Adults: Mussels in broth, blackened tuna, acorn squash, rice pilaf
    Kids: same sides + fish sticks (they’ll eat slightly earlier, too)
  • Saturday- Pizza Night – I’m cheating this week, for the sitter’s sake
  • Sunday – A variation on beef burgundy over mashed potatoes, peas with almonds, carrots

*Clean Out Refrigerator Night

Tell me Home Eccers, what’s on your menu this week? Feel free to either share in the comments or share a link to your own blog.


  1. tinkerschnitzel on October 20, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I've been bad this week. I made a menu, but I have no clue what's on it. I have to go grocery shopping today, since the camping trip threw my normal schedule off. At least there's still food in the house!

  2. Sara on October 20, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Monday: Veggie soup (leftovers, I made a ton last week), grilled cheese sandwich, salad
    Tuesday: Veggie soup, beef empanada, salad
    Wednesday: Veggie soup, chicken pot pie (no salad, because there's plenty of veggies between the two)
    Thursday: Veggie soup (I'm seriously hoping this will be the last of it), beef empanada, salad
    Friday: Out to dinner with my mom, who'll be visiting for the weekend
    Saturday: (Lunch will be pasta with Italian sausage in tomato sauce and green beans) pesto-tomato pizza and salad
    Sunday: Leftovers

    Also, I'm baking my own whole-wheat bread tonight because my store-bought stuff (from like a week or maybe two weeks ago) is stale. I can't wait to see how it tastes with peanut butter and jelly.

  3. Heather on October 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    My menu plan is here:

    I am trying to use up stuff from around the pantry. Our finances are facing a major problem so I am trying to save as much money as I can.

  4. Heather B. on October 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Monday-Shepherd's Pie with rolls
    Tuesday-Chicken Pot Pie
    Wednesday-Waffles, biscuits, gravy, eggs, and bacon
    Thursday-Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Hash with corn
    Friday-Tater Tot Casserole

    And, I can't wait to hear about the semi-beef burgundy.

  5. Michael on October 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

    OK, I give up, what is C.O.R.N.?? And I want the recipe for the beef Burgundy!

    • HeatherSolos on October 19, 2009 at 11:46 am

      Oops, I forgot to include the definition. It's not a true beef burgundy, but I enjoyed the heck out of it last week when I was craving beef so badly. I'll try to get it up this week.

  6. CJ McD on October 19, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Heather (justcallmecassandrasmom)
    Hope your financial probems clear up soon. Sending good wishes your way.

  7. CJ McD on October 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    This weekend I simmered some turkey thighs in a pot of water so I'd have meat and stock for use during the week. It's so chilly here that I'm craving soups.

    Monday- turkey noodle soup, chopped salad, cranberry nut bread.
    Tues.- Winter squash, potato and sausage gratin. Steamed spinach with butter.
    Wed.- turkey tetrazini with mushrooms over egg noodles or rice, steamed carrots with butter
    Thurs.- mac & cheese (with all the odd bits and chunks of cheese in the frig.), steamed broccoli
    Friday- to be determined (might be c.o.r.n. day)
    Saturday- Mexican lasagne, pinto beans, cilantro slaw
    Sunday- brined and grill smoked turkey, banged potatoes (parcooked, lightly smashed but still whole with skin broken, tossed with olive oil, melted butter, parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings and garlic. Place back on the grill to crisp them up and cook until golden brown), baked winter squash and green beans with mushrooms.

    Yay! There will be lots of tasty turkey for sandwiches and fajitas next week!

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