Menu Monday 9/10

Heather says:

Have you ever had a week where no matter how hard you try meals just don’t work out the way you planned? That was our house last week. It was a case of rapidly reproducing leftovers and I sure was not going to cook as long as they held out and no one was complaining. All of that is to explain why some items on this week’s menu look familiar; I just didn’t get around to making them.

This week my goal is to cook from the pantry and freezer augmenting with some produce.


  1. tuna salad with crackers, celery sticks, yogurt
  2. ham and cheese, carrot sticks, applesauce
  3. PB&J, cheese cubes, fresh fruit
  4. hot dogs, stove top mac and cheese, steamed broccoli
  5. cheese quesadillas, broccoli w/ ranch to dip
  6. chicken salad sandwiches, fresh fruit


  • Monday – grilled chicken*, green beans, pasta salad
  • Tuesday – C.O.R.N.**
  • Wednesday – black bean soup, tossed salad
  • Thursday – pork loin w/cracked black pepper, roast veggies, rice, gravy
  • Friday- blackened salmon, garlic mashed potates, steamed broccoli
  • Saturday – hash and rice, butter beans, cornbread
  • Sunday – roast beef with creamy horseradish, parslied potatoes, zucchini and squash

*I’ll grill extra to use later in the week for chicken salad.

**Clean Out Refrigerator Night


  1. Renee' on September 11, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Great menu plan! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Margo on September 11, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah, I never plan a menu a day because something always comes up and if I’ve actually shopped for the ingredients, that’s a waste of time and could be a waste of the foodstuffs too. I usually plan 4-5 menus per week. I rarely just heat up leftovers as dinner (lunch, yes), but rather transmogrify them into something else. I have a great cookbook – the More with Less Cookbook – that actually has ideas and recipes for how to use up leftovers. Love that.
    I like your menus – they’re balanced, simple, but not boring. Great combo!

  3. Maggie on September 10, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Yum! Sundays dinner soounds wonderful!

  4. And Miles To Go.... on September 10, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    what a delicious meal plan this week!!

  5. Scrapfairy on September 10, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I hear ya on the menu thing, that seems to happen to me alot too. To many leftovers so I always feel like my menu keeps repeating.
    YOurs looks great. Have a great week.

  6. mjpuzzlemom on September 10, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Looks like a good week. Thanks for sharing!


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