The Yummy Side of Life…

Menu Plan Monday
April 19, 2010, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Weekly Menu

#1: Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches with Turkey and Muenster, Fruit of Choice

#2: Lemon Pepper Chicken, Braised Green Beans, Fruit of Choice

#3: Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit of Choice

#4: Romaine Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Shredded Carrot, Turkey, and Cheese

#5: Breakfast for Dinner (Pancakes or Waffles, Eggs, Fruit of Choice)

#6: Leftovers


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Menu Plan Monday
February 14, 2010, 11:55 pm
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After a long hiatus, I hope to be coming back (if not at least to give ideas for menu planning)! I had my daughter Katie just over two months ago, and now more than ever we’re trying to save money! Menu planning is definitely helping us with that.

1: One Pot Mac & Cheese, Green Salad

2: Tuna Melts, Chips

3: Taco Soup

4: Raspberry Dump Chicken, Green Beans

5: Garlic Butter Shrimp, Orzo Salad with Parsley and Grape Tomatoes

6: Pizza Pretzels with Marinara, Green Salad

7: Beef Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Chips & Guacamole


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Menu Plan Monday
October 18, 2009, 9:05 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Weekly Menu

Nothing too special being made this week, although I’m excited to try a copycat of Panera’s Broccoli-Cheese soup from this book.


Sunday: Shake n Bake Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Steamed Broccoli

Monday: Hawaiian Rolls with Cracked Pepper Turkey, Panera’s Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Tuesday: Spaghetti with Meatsauce, Breadsticks

Wednesday: Baked Potatoes, Salad

Thursday: Taco Soup

Friday: Breakfast for Dinner (Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs, Grapes)


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Menu Plan Monday
October 4, 2009, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Weekly Menu

This week, I’m trying to clean out my freezer–I have TONS of things in there. Basically, the only meal I have to really buy the main things for are the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Fortunately for me, my favorite meatloaf is one that I don’t even have to do anything fun with. My favorite meatloaf is the Hormel brand that you just pop in the microwave. I would rather have this any day over a homemade meatloaf. I think it has to do with texture (I like the taste of almost everything–I have to fight with not liking a food because of texture constantly).


Sunday: Cheeseburgers, Fries

Monday: Grilled Cheese, Chips

Tuesday: Taco Soup, Chips and Salsa

Wednesday: Shake N Bake Chicken, Green Beans

Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes

Friday: Easy Crusted Salmon, Steamed Broccoli, Wheat Roll

Menu Plan Monday
September 14, 2009, 11:00 am
Filed under: Weekly Menu

Not too much fun stuff being cooked this week. We are prepping for a trip to San Antonio to see Phil’s family this weekend, so I decided to keep it simple and easy (with the exception of Wednesday night–Risotto = yum!).


Monday: Grilled Cheese, Chips, Grapes

Tuesday: French Bread Pizza (on sale this week!), Salad

Wednesday: Parmesan Risotto for Two, Salad

Thursday – Saturday: Who knows! All I know is we’ll be eating some goooooood Mexican food (and hopefully some BBQ too)!


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Menu Plan Monday
September 6, 2009, 5:00 pm
Filed under: Weekly Menu

Well folks, it’s that time again! After being extremely tired in the evenings last week, I have one meal that is being crossed over to this week (I really can’t believe how much we ended up eating out last week!). Also, we registered for baby yesterday. Both of us were so tuckered out that we ended up just making grilled cheese.

Hopefully this week, I can save some energy for cooking. P will be out of town on Friday and Saturday, so I’m on my own those nights, which means leftovers and (my fave) egg and cheese sandwiches!

Ooohh. I just realized that we are eating a lot of beef this week…  Better variety cometh next week!


Sunday: Crazy Noodles, Sautéed Zucchini

Monday: Garden Salad (Baby Lettuces, Cucumber, Tomato, Carrot, Croutons), Wheat Rolls

Tuesday: Burgers, Side Salad

Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole, Corn

Thursday: Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa

Friday: Chicken and Rice Leftovers, Green Beans

Saturday: Egg & Cheese Sandwich (if I don’t go out with a friend)


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Menu Plan Monday
August 30, 2009, 5:00 pm
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Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner (never got around to it last week!)

Monday: Grilled Cheese

Tuesday: Thai Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Fried Rice

Wednesday: Crazy Noodles, Sautéed Zucchini

Thursday: Chicken Breast with Roasted Garlic & Red Bell Pepper Seasoning (McCormick’s), Green Beans

Friday: Crazy Noodle Leftovers, Corn

Saturday: Baked Potato with all the trimmings, Steamed Veggies

Meal Planning Monday
August 24, 2009, 6:28 pm
Filed under: Weekly Menu


I’m joining Meal Planning Monday over at “I’m an Organizing Junkie”!! So here’s the deal, I’m kinda late on this one but I’m going to post anyway. I’ll try to post my meals on Sunday so that YOU can see what we’re having for dinner this week.

Sunday: Summer Sausage & Muenster on Hawaiian Rolls, Grapes

Monday: Frito Pie

Tuesday: Potato Tomato Tart

Wednesday: Turkey Sloppy Joes, Fresh Broccoli

Thursday: Chicken Garlic Creamy Pasta (using canned chicken and Knorr’s Creamy Garlic Shells), Salad

Friday: Out to Eat

Saturday: Biscuits, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs

Yoiks!… and This Week’s Menu
July 25, 2009, 10:06 pm
Filed under: Weekly Menu

I kinda forgot about this whole food blogging thing. Life has been crazy, and I’ve been lucky to get a good dinner out once or twice a week the past few months. However, with a new apartment that has a wonderful kitchen (i.e., 3x’s more counter space than the old one AND a dishwasher), I’ve been inspired to cook some good stuff in the upcoming weeks.

I picked up a new cookbook today in honor of the new kitchen, so most of this week’s menu comes from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.

So here’s what’s for dinner this week:

  1. French Dip Sandwiches and Potato Chips
  2. Fettucine Alfredo and a Mixed Green Salad
  3. Chicken Schnitzel, Green Beans, and Potato Salad
  4. Swedish Meatballs and Fresh Broccoli (with ranch dressing, knowing my husband!)

Not much on the menu this week. I always leave one night to eat out, but I also have ballet class one night and some friends are having a pizza party for their daughter’s first birthday. I’m also planning on making Rice Krispie treats after a discussion on the What’s Cooking board the other day.

Menu for the Week
June 30, 2008, 10:11 am
Filed under: Weekly Menu

Monday: Shake and Bake Chicken, Baby Carrots, Strawberries

Tuesday: Free-for-All

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meatsauce, Green Beans, French Roll

Thursday: Morningstar Burger Patties Topped with Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes, Salad, Rolls

Friday: Hot Dogs, French Fries, Fruit Salad, Baked Beans

Saturday: Probably eating out since I have to work until 7

Sunday: Chicken Crescent Pockets from, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad