Sunday, November 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday — November 9

The only thing I didn't make from last week's menu plan was the Crispy Chicken Tenders, and you know, I never even bought them. I don't know if you call that bad planning or good planning, but they aren't even in my freezer to bring forward.

I tried a roast in my crock pot on Monday without my favorite Homemade Gourmet seasoning that I've been out of for probably two years. That's how long it's been since we've had just a plain old roast. I wasn't really sure how to make one that my family would think was close to as tasty as that, but I actually succeeded.

I started out by looking at the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Roast, but I did mine all day in the crock pot on low heat instead of on the stovetop. I also didn't use a lot of the ingredients. I know, big surprise. I purchased a rump roast (since that's what was on sale) and browned it in the olive oil. Then I transferred it to my large crock pot. I put some salt and pepper on it and pressed it in a little with a spoon. Then I poured the beef stock over it. A couple of hours before it was time to eat I put in some baby carrots and cut up potatoes. It was moist and yummy. I think the beef stock added a lot to it.

I also made a homemade Chai Tea mix last week that tastes just like the one I get at Starbuck's. I'm so addicted to it that it's absolutely ridiculous. If you'd like the recipe for yourself or to make some as Christmas gifts in cute little jars you can check out the recipe here.

Monday — Leftover Sloppy Joes. A couple of my kids probably won't be happy about it, but I have enough left over that I can't just throw it out. It's hard to estimate how much you'll need for 18 people, especially when only two of them are under 10 years old. I had extra, but that's better than not enough. When I made this last week it originally took me 12 pounds of ground beef and 9 cups of ketchup.

TuesdayBreakfast Casserole a.k.a. Cheesy Potato Pie (Breakfast for Dinner). This is probably my favorite casserole, and I just love breakfast at dinnertime.

Wednesday — Hubby is off for Veteran's Day, so we might do something special on the grill, so this one is TBD.

ThursdayCrispy Chicken Tenders. I will carry them forward even if I still have to buy the ingredients.

Friday — Leftovers and clean out the fridge and pantry, and if we're desperate we'll get Sam's Pizza, although I hope we can hold that off for a day.

Saturday — Chatty and I will be quilting at church all day so hopefully we don't have to get desperate and do the pizza on Friday. That way we can do it on Saturday. This week looks like it's going to be a little bit of planning as I go!

Sunday — Eat out since we ate in all week!

Go visit Laura, The Organizing Junkie, for lots of great recipes and menu plan ideas.


April said...

Sounds good! And I will definitely be trying that chai recipe...thanks for sharing!

Rona's Home Page said...

Rump Roast is on sale and I definitely will be buying it. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Love Bears All Things said...

I love reading your weekly menu.
Mama Bear

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