Sunday, October 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday — October 12

Want to hear the strangest start to a Menu Plan Monday you've probably ever heard?

I love the dentist!

Strange, I know. But see, a couple of weeks ago we all went to our new dentist for the first time (new because we had to find a dentist since we moved to an entirely new state) and this dentist has a monthly drawing for patient appreciation. One drawing is for the kids and one drawing is for the adults. Last week I got a call and not only did Buddy win the kids' drawing, I won the adult drawing. Weird, I know, and if I did the lottery I'd be all over it, but I don't. So anyway, I got $100 in gift cards to restaurants. $50 was for Cracker Barrel, which we haven't been to since we left Virginia, so we drove the 30 minutes on Friday night to eat there. This of course meant that Friday night's Taco Salad bumped to Saturday and I didn't get to try the Steak Burritos I had originally planned. But Cracker Barrel totally made it worth it.

So see, I love the dentist. Wait until you read Tuesday and you'll see why I love him more.

Monday — Clean out the fridge and pantry, maybe some blt or grilled cheese and soup. It's cold here! It was 31 degrees when I got up on Sunday morning.

Tuesday — It's Hubby's birthday, and that means we eat out and it doesn't count against Sunday! My other $50 in gift cards were for Logan's Steak House, and guess where Hubby usually likes to go eat for his birthday. Yee haw!

WednesdaySteak Burritos. I'm putting them back on the menu for this week.

ThursdayMeat Loaf. This link is almost exactly the recipe from my cookbook, which of course I don't quite follow. When I make it later this week I'll post it exactly how I do it.

Friday — Mini-Meatloaves with Gravy. This is a made up recipe I'm going to try in the crock pot. It's made up only in the sense that my mom doesn't do it quite this way...hers is done in the oven with uncooked mini-meatloaves, and I'm making my mini-meatloaves the night before with my regular meat loaf and then doing it in the crock pot the next day.

SaturdayImpossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie.

Sunday — Eat out since we ate in all week! Remember, birthdays don't count!

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Lora said...

Wow! And I thought I had a nice dentist:) I'm going to tell mine he'd better step it up-lol! Enjoy all those free meals.

Katrine said...

Our orthodontist has drawings also. My daughter is hoping to win a guitar this month!

Kolfinna said...

Those steak burrito's look yummy. I'm going to add the recipe to my recipes to try page.

Kristin-Homemaker@Heart said...

that chicken pot pie recipe looks great, I might have to try that next week!

Rona's Home Page said...

That's great news!
Enjoy all those free meals!

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