Sunday, July 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday — July 13th

There were a couple of grilling recipes from last week that were excellent. The first one was the Basil Grilled Chicken. Doesn't it look yummy?

The second recipe that we enjoyed was for a Cajun Spice Rub. You can put it on your choice of beef, chicken, or pork. The family-sized package of boneless sirloin steaks was on sale at one of the local grocery stores last week, so that was our choice. We had about 6 1/2 pounds of steak when we started (from the package weights), and I tripled the recipe for the rub. It seemed to work out pretty well. I had plenty and the steaks were seasoned perfectly. They were really tasty, too. I think sometime I'll try this rub on some chicken or pork, but I definitely will do the steak again. This recipe was a keeper!

I'm sorry to say that we didn't get very excited about the Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken. A couple of the kids didn't really like it at all, and the others weren't too excited about it. I wasn't that crazy about it, although I could eat it. Hubby said it tasted like the seasoning some people use for their wings. I probably won't make this again.

We have company this week, which I still have yet to tell you about, but on to the menu anyway!

MondayTacos made with Homemade Taco Seasoning and Loaded Tostadas. The Loaded Tostadas are a new recipe, so I'm going to have taco shells on hand for the kids.

TuesdayBasil Grilled Chicken. I'm also going to try these Cheesy Potatoes in Foil.

Wednesday — Family Fun Night at church, and they are supplying food, so I don't have to worry about dinner!

Thursday — Pork Chops in the Crock Pot. Recipe to follow later in the week. I've had my mom show me this before and I always forget exactly how much of what to use, and it's not complicated so I should be able to do it, but I can't.

FridayMaui Chicken. This sounds like an Hawaiian Chicken that I used to eat at a local cafeteria in Arkansas that is no longer in business. I'm going to serve it with white rice. I have high hopes for this recipe, so I hope that doesn't immediately doom it.

Saturday — Hamburgers, hot dogs, and brauts on the grill.

Sunday — Eat out since we ate in all week!


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5 comments:

Bonnie said...

looks good !!

ahorne said...

That basil grilled chicken looks fantastic! We have plenty of basil in our garden, so I think I'll file that recipe away to try.
I love 'reviewing' the week when I post a new menu... often when I'm hunting for inspiration, or I remember trying a recipe but not how we liked it, I re-read my blog and discover how it went! :)
Looks like a delicious week.

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Wow! Everything sounds yummy!
God bless,
Amanda

darnold23 said...

I'm doing a post about basil this week. If you don't mind, I may link your basil chicken recipe to it or to another I have planned later. I will, of course, give credit to you. I live in Arkansas; you might be interested in my recent pit post:) Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you can join us. There will be prizes:)

Jen said...

I am going to try the Homemade Taco Seasoning. Thanks!

 
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