Menu Plan Monday - And the winner is...

Last week I posted an apron giveaway to celebrate my two-year blogiversary. Thanks to everyone who shared recipes with me. :) I'm so glad to hear that my blog is useful for other people. My son, who is currently taking a C++ programming class, wrote a quick random number generator program for me, and the winner is number 14. Mary D. posted a recipe for Hamburger and Macaroni. Mary, you will need to email me your address so I can send you your apron. You can email me at cmatzat (at) Congratulations!

We were supposed to go back to school tomorrow after having off two weeks for Christmas break, but it just happened to snow about 4 inches today! In southwest Missouri, that almost guarantees a snow day. So, our vacation has been extended for one more day. (I was going to post a picture, but my stupid computer won't read the camera card. Grrr!)

I have a couple of new recipes on the menu this week. I made one of them tonight and it was a winner. Corey loved the recipe for Chicken Spaghetti. We'll be having Baked Penne with Italian Sausage later in the week. I always a make a soup each week to eat in my lunches at school. This week's soup is Creamy Black Bean - one of my favorites. I also made some wonderful chocolate cookies that were absolutely amazing. They are super easy and you probably have all of the ingredients in your house, so if you have a snow day tomorrow like me, bake up a batch and your family will love you. :) I often make biscuits and gravy for Corey for breakfasts in the morning and I finally posted a recipe for that as well. I use turkey sausage in my gravy, so it ends up being 2 weight watchers points for a 1/4 cup gravy. Not too bad.

Here is this week's menu. I hope you enjoy it. For more menu ideas go to

Sunday - Chicken Spaghetti, Broccoli, Oranges, Salad
Monday - Sirloin Steak (on the grill),Baked Potatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms, Green Beans, Salad
Tuesday - Bourbon Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Salad
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - South Seas Pork Chops, Grilled Pineapple, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Salad
Friday - Oven-Baked Frito Pie, Salad, Apples
Saturday - Baked Penne with Italian Sausage, Basil Green Beans, Peaches, Salad


Bird Stalker Photography said...

everything looks yummy!

dawn said...

I cannot wait to make oven baked Frito pie. That sounds wonderful! So does the black bean soup.

Anonymous said...

So the fritos in the Frito pie are soft after baking, right? I don't know about that.....

cblackstone said...

Just found you thanks to Tara - and I love you:)