Menu Monday 10/22

Heather says:

The mountain apples are finally in.  A recipe for my favorite apple pie will be posted this week.  It would be nice if the weather would cooperate with baking, but it looks as though we’ll simply swelter a little.


  • tuna fish sandwiches, carrot sticks, chips
  • chili, corn muffins
  • PB&J, broccoli & ranch dip
  •  taco salads
  • Apple wedges, peanut butter dip, cheese cubes, and celery


  • Monday- Hopi vegetable stew (testing recipe), cornbread
  • Tuesday – Beef stir-fry, rice
  • Wednesday – Chicken noodle soup, salad
  • Thursday – Baked pork chops, fried apples, cabbage, green beans
  • Friday – *date night* Kids = Tuna Noodle Casserole, peas with garlic/butter sauce & early bedtime Us = grilled tuna steaks, pilaf, roasted acorn squash, apple pie a la mode
  • Saturday – C.O.R.N.
  • Sunday – potroast, mashed potatoes, carrots & celery, salad

C.O.R.N. = Clean Out Refrigerator Night


  1. Elizabeth on October 24, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you Margo, that looks delicious and I think my family would really like it. 🙂

  2. Jen @ JenuineJen on October 23, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Looks like a yummy menu! Looking forward to the apple pie recipe.

  3. Heather on October 23, 2007 at 6:48 am

    That’s not the hard part. The hard part is wearing the boys out enough to crash early and still being able to keep my own eyes open.

  4. Margo on October 22, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Oh good idea with the apples/PB/cheese/celery lunch! Balanced, but very fun.
    You must be verrrry dedicated to your date night to make 2 separate meals! I’m impressed.

    to Elizabeth: This is my own recipe for Pork Roast – I wanted an alternative to sauerkraut! It’s modeled after roast beef with vegetables.

    4lb. pork butt roast
    1/4 c. worcestershire sauce
    1/2 c. brown sugar
    3/4 c. water
    1-2 apples, sliced
    1-2 onions, sliced
    parsnips and/or carrots

    Sprinkle roast with worcestershire sauce, then coat on all sides with brown sugar. Place fat side up in roasting pan. Arrange apple and onion on the roast and against it. Pour water in bottom. Place rest of veggies around the perimeter. Cover. Roast at 250 degrees for 4 – 4 1/2 hours. Can use pan drippings to make gravy (I thicken with cornstarch mixed in sherry, with some pepper and a bouillion cube).

    So I guess 250 is the danger range for meats – I think you could easily up the temp to 325 and shorten the time in the oven.

    Good luck!

  5. Elizabeth on October 22, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I was hoping to do something with pork chops this week too, they are on sale. Do you do anything special to them, or just bake them straight up?

    Can anyone point me to a good pork chop recipe or pork roast (but not loin) recipe?

    Thanks! 🙂

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