Menu Monday 2/11

girlHeather says:

Thanks to some lovely women this week’s meals will be taken care of Thursday through Sunday.  I am having surgery on Wednesday and they are helping out so I can have a few days to recover.

If you are stuck trying to plan meals for yourself or your family, I invite you to browse through past weeks.

Monday – lentil stew, Spanish tortilla, cornbread

Tuesday – beef stroganoff, butterbeans, green beans

So, Home Eccers, is there anything exciting on the menu this week?


  1. N. & J. on February 13, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    My fiance and I tried butternut squash soup. We aren’t big vegetable eaters but it was suprisingly good and we paired it with homemade whole wheat/honey biscuits.

  2. Tracy on February 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I hope all works out for you! This week was planned but I wound up with alot of left overs. I made 2 diffrent soups out of left over chicken and a carcass I cooked off from Sunday. My son brought home some roast beef ends from work {they throw them away} for shame for shame. I made 2 meals out of that, one veggie soup and surf and turf {bought scallops} for early valentines dinner. Now Im back to my menu that I started for Sunday and havent done anuthing on it yet. I love it when that happens!

  3. Hilary on February 13, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Good luck with your surgery. I hope you have a swift recovery.

  4. Lisa- Domestic Accident on February 12, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Heather, hope your recovery is quick. Glad you have such good friends to rally around you.
    Thinking of you,

  5. Margaret on February 11, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I just got done creatively using up everything edible in my fridge – we’re going away for a week of vacation. But we’ve had some straaaaange meals the last 2 days! (um, leftover stir fry with oven fries as dessert).
    Best wishes with the surgery and recovery, Heather!

  6. Fawn on February 11, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Gosh, you’re not having a very fun month. I wish you a speedy recovery and am glad you have some great friends around!

    I guess I’m with Eyebee on the meal planning thing. 🙂 I do more planning on weeks when my hubby is out of town; preparing meals and single-parenting is no fun, so some advanced thinking does help.

  7. Eyebee on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm


    I usually cook meals during the week, but planning? I go to the refrigerator/freezer see wht meat or fish is available and make ameal based around that.

    It usually works out to be quite a varied diet though.

  8. Bramble on February 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    on the menu: inlaws are coming this weekend so i’m making a giant ham tomorrow so that there will be a plethora of pork based high sodium sandwich bits in the fridge for them just the way they like it. tonight i’m throwing the carcass from last nights rotisserie chicken in a pot and making soup. wednesday rice and beans, and then the rest of the week is up to them since they buy their own food anyhow.

  9. Mrs.W on February 11, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Hope the surgery goes quick & easy for you. Not too much in the menu-planning department here. I slow-baked some meatballs in sauce this weekend, so I guess it’s spaghetti & meatballs tonight. Tues and Wed will be whatever I’m in the mood to make. Thurs we have friends coming for dinner and I’m planning a creamy chicken-and-pasta dish with a salad for V-day. Fri we usually go out.

  10. Makeshift Mama on February 11, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Ooooh, good luck on the surgery! Best wishes for a quick recovery. I hope you have lots of help, especially with the baby.

    I am not doing a very good job w/ menu planning, but I am doing a good job of coming up with creative ways to use leftovers!

    Yesterday we had a belated “Superbowl” party w/ my folks (I was sick for the real one, so the roast went in the freezer), in which I made this beef-and-bean roast thing to use as part of a chip dip. Brought home leftovers, so today will be chili made with the leftovers, some diced tomatoes, maybe corn, a little water and masa harina, and cumin. Yummy!

    I’m proud of myself for working on my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants cooking skills. It’s always been either have a menu plan or go to Taco Bell, so learning to improvise is an exciting process and a valuable skill…

  11. Amy on February 11, 2008 at 11:14 am

    After a successful trial of turkey meatloaf, I’m going to try turkey tacos. I figure the seasoning will cover up the flavor enough that it’ll pass for beef. If the color is odd, I’ll probably add a bit of Kitchen Bouquet.

  12. Dan on February 11, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Surgery. Oy vey.

    On the menu: Less meat and eating out; More intentional living.