Menu Monday 12/29

Heather says:
I can’t believe we are already closing out another year. I want to thank all of you who participate in our Menu Monday whether in the comments or on your own blogs. I am very excited about what the new year has in store for all of us. I am quite eager to reveal some big changes here at Home Ec 101, but for the moment a teaser is all you’ll get.
Tell me Home Eccers, what is on your menu this week. Leave your link in the Mr. Linky below or share in the comments.
Don’t forget to check out Org Junkie and Blissfully Domestic where I share a menu complete with a shopping list. 

Monday – Beef stir fry, rice noodles
Tuesday – (Stepdaughter’s choice) Pot roast, corn, mashed potatoes, and gravy
Wednesday – Peel and eat shrimp, rice with tomato gravy, steamed vegetables
Thursday Hoppin’ John, cornbread, collards
Friday – C.O.R.N.
Saturday – Homemade pizza night
Sunday – Oven fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese (can’t wait to share this recipe), green beans



  1. Michele on January 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    We loved the tomato gravy. We had it twice in one week, it is very versatile so it is a great staple recipe. Thanks for the lesson!

  2. Allie on January 1, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Great menu! Have a Happy New Year!


  3. CJ on December 30, 2008 at 11:09 am

    We have a strong Italian heritage, so when I think of tomato gravy, I think “sauce”.

    Your recipe sounds delish. Will have to try.

  4. CJ on December 30, 2008 at 11:07 am

    A little behind the curve this week—

    Monday- Chicken noodle soup (from the leftover roast chicken, bones and roaster fond), salad, bread, fresh pineapple

    Tuesday- Split pea and ham soup (from the leftover ham and bones), salad, garlic bread.

    Wednesday- Big treat! Smoked salmon spread, assorted cheeses/sausages, fruit, crackers for appetizers. Grilled rib eye steaks, baked potatoes with all the fixin’s, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed sweet onions in butter, fresh spinach creamed with boursin and wine- of course!!. Happy New Year!

    Thursday- Spanish rice and beans with ham. Fresh pineapple (if any left!) Salads.

    Friday- (Hub’s birthday request) Chicken picatta with lemon/caper sauce, fresh linguine with light garlic butter, mushrooms/green bean combo, salad with his favorite favorite restaurant’s “house” dressing. (Going to try to reproduce it.) Hot, crusty rolls. White chocolate/macadamia nut and chocolate chip cookies.

    Saturday- Clean out the refrigerator day.

    Sunday- Homemade pizzas (on pita breads), salads, fruit.

  5. Shynea on December 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Your menu sounds really good this week. I have never heard of tomato gravy before, but I am willing to try it. It looks really good.

  6. Kendra on December 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I too want to compare recipes. Baked mac & cheese is a top favorite here…and so simple. I’m not a fan of stove top mac..but I love the thickness of baked. You just reminded me of another way to rid ourselves of left over Christmas ham…

  7. Nicole on December 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Mmmm I love baked Mac and cheese!

  8. Keter on December 29, 2008 at 5:48 am

    I can’t wait to compare your baked Mac-n-Cheese recipe with mine! ;o)

    I have a ton of leftover Christmas ham, so we’re going to be hamming it up for a while…ham-n-beans, ham omlette, ham salad…

    • Heather on December 29, 2008 at 10:07 am

      I’m not a huge fan of baked macaroni and cheese, so I was really surprised when I found myself going back for seconds on Thanksgiving.

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