Sunday, September 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I will do better blogging this week. I will do better blogging this week. I will do better blogging this week. . . . .

I feel like I need to write sentences for slacking off this week and not blogging at all. I was sick with this horrible sinusy stuff. I was busy, very busy with work and home. I even worked overtime this week. I was worrying about my family in the path of Hurricane Ike. -- These are my excuses for neglecting my blog all week. But, as I always say to my boys, NO EXCUSES!

So, I am back once again with my Menu Plan Monday, and a fresh resolve to add to this blog.

That being said, I'll give you the verdict on last week menu. We did really well sticking to it (Until yesterday, that is) The Roast was good, but I forgot to sear the roast before cooking it, and it really makes a difference if you've never done it that way before. The black beans were quick and easy to prepare; however, I really preferred the spice from the other black bean recipe that I made a couple of weeks ago, the Rotel in this was too mild after slowcooking all day. The tilapia was excellent, and the black beans &brown rice from Tuesday were reinvented into the southwestern rice dish, which really turned out well. My favorite of the week, though, was Thursday's Balsalmic Bruschetta Grilled Chicken. It was amazingly simple and delishious! You MUST try it. Saturday's meal will be featured again this week. I didn't get off work until 4pm Saturday, and it was just too late once I got home to get started cooking for our usualy 5pm supper time. So, we had fast food. (I know, I know, really bad. I did, though, eat a grilled chicken salad with lite dressing, so not too bad.) The meatloaf was alright. Rev really liked it, but I'm just not a big meatloaf fan, so I can't get too excited about it. . . On to this week:
When you're done here, head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie's website for more great menu plan ideas!

Tuesday~ grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin, crash hot potatoes, grilled zucchini/squash/tomato medly

Wednesday ~ Cormeal Crusted Tilapia, leftover grilled veggies, salad (scroll down for recipe)

Thursday~ Crockpot Black Eyed Peas, Turkey sausage, salad

Friday~ Leftovers

Saturday~ Apple Cheedar Turkey Meatballs, green beans, Sweet potato Latkes (recipe below)

Sunday~ Taco Bowls

Sweet Potato Latkes:

1 sweet potato, peeled, then grated

4 green onions, sliced white and green parts

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup eggbeaters

Salt and pepper

Mix all, drop in by 1/4 cup fulls (or smaller) onto hot skillet with about 2 tbsp canola oil on it. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side.


Sandra said...

Great menu, you have some yummy things on there ;)

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Anonymous said...

I might need to try those turkey meatballs with all the leftovers I've got from tonight....

Sea said...

Sometimes it's tough to motivate oneself to blog... sigh... but, there's always tomorrow! No worries. :)

Sweet potato latkes are very tasty, thanks for the recipe.


Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Sounds delicious to me! I need to be better at cooking fish, I am going to have to try that tilapia recipe. Thank you for sharing! And, well, I think those are all good excuses. How is your family?

Sherry said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick. My children have been issues with that this week, too. Ugh! :(

That asian tenderloin and potatoes are awesome! I've had both!
I'm marking down the tilapia recipe to try, too.

Brooke said...

i'm in the same boat as you. i think i posted one blog last week. it was all i could do to get what HAD to be done accomplished with my cold, but it sure feels great to be back in the bloggy world! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. So far my diet changes are going well - but of course it's always easiest in the beginning. I honestly have to say it's making me feel better, so I'm quite happy with it so far. :)


Anonymous said...

Hey Mandy, I just saw your comment on my MPM post. Yes, my hubby is at NOBTS. He's getting his MDiv in Christian Apologetics. Greek is killing him right now. :)

Moss Point? You guys aren't too terribly far away.