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Menu Plan Monday

Yes, I missed a week of posting my menu last week. Yes, I know it's the first time I've missed in two years. Yes, I feel like a loser. But, I'm back! Last week just got too overwhelming for me. I had to present at the Missouri state library conference so I was gone from Saturday through Tuesday. On top of that, my son had a band contest, a band concert, a track meet, and state math contest in Columbia this weekend. It was a tough week, and yes, we had to eat out a lot because of no meal planning and pre-preparation that week. Even though I felt like a huge slacker, it was a great reminder to me why I always meal plan and pre-cook on the weekends. :)

This week is still full of activities, but that's what makes life interesting, right? Today are going to a friend's son's baptism and then I'm going to another friend's home party. Corey's last track meet is Monday, I teach a computer workshop on Tuesday and Corey has foreign language contest, I have th…

Menu Plan Monday - Slacker Edition

I know - I'm a slacker and should have had this posted Sunday night. Sorry about that. I'll give you the quick menu and try to update later.

Sunday - Honey Roasted Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Salad
Monday - Sub Sandwiches (track meet night)
Tuesday - Creamy Chicken Breasts, Rice, Green Beans, Salad
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday  - Brats on the grill, Baked Beans, Salad (I have book club - boys' night)
Friday - Sausage Potato Soup, Fruit Salad
Saturday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, Garlic Muffins, Salad

Menu Plan Monday

We had a wonderful Easter weekend as a family! The weather was warm and sunny, which is kind of rare this time of year, so we actually got to spend some time outside. We went to my mom's for an early Easter dinner on Saturday and got to see my brother and his family. I brought crockpot macaroni and cheese, which was pretty yummy. Today after church we went to the Keeter Center for a wonderful brunch with my parents and we got to spend time outside today having fun with the dogs. It really was a nice family weekend. This week is full with a track meet, two academic team contests, and a computer workshop. Making meals for these busy nights is becoming quite a challenge. I did make some chicken salad to eat in my lunches all week. We are going to have to eat out on the track meet night. We'll be grilling a couple of nights because it's quick and easy. Here's this week's menu. For more menu ideas, go to

Sunday- Turkey and Gravy (from the freezer), Salad

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

This is a great recipe to bring to potluck dinners.

8 oz. Ronzoni Smart Taste Elbow Noodles, cooked and drained
8 ounce can of fat free evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups skim milk
8 oz. shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 T butter, melted
2 eggs
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper as desired

Spray crock pot with cooking spray (or use crock pot liner). Mix all ingredients together and place in crock pot. Cook on low for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Recipe adapted from - Girls to Grow

Cindy's Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Salad

This is my own chicken salad recipe. I think it's pretty awesome. You can eat it on a sandwich, use it to stuff a tomato, or eat it on its own. :)

4 cups of cubed grilled chicken (baste with a mixture of 1 T Dijon mustard and 2 T honey; sprinkle with pepper and then grill)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 rib celery, finely diced
2-4 tbsp. finely minced green onion
1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Wisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, and spices. Combine sauce with other ingredients in large bowl.  Mix well until thoroughly combined. Transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more to allow flavors to meld.