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!
Monday~ Crockpot barbequed chicken and cornbread, salad
Wednesday ~ Cormeal Crusted Tilapia, leftover grilled veggies, salad (scroll down for recipe)
Thursday~ Crockpot Black Eyed Peas, Turkey sausage, salad
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.