Monday, March 9, 2015

Menu Monday - 3/9 (and recap of last week)

Going to change things up a bit.  I'm not sticking very well with cooking certain things on a pre-defined day, so from now on, I'm just going to pick recipes (5 or 6) each week, do the shopping, and decide that morning what's for dinner that night.

Here's the review of last week:

Skillet Mac and Cheese with Polish Sausage:  3.5 stars.  The sausage added a nice texture and taste.  Not the best mac and cheese of all time, but it was certainly easy, especially on a week night.

Chicken Fried Chicken:  4.5 stars. Another winner winner chicken dinner. Breading stayed intact and the chicken was moist. The gravy was not as successful; I think the skillet was too hot and the flour browned too fast. But definitely a make-again.

Monte Cristo Strata: 4 stars. If you try this recipe, ignore the time guidelines. They don't include the 30 minutes sitting time after you pour the milk/egg mixture over the casserole. I'm not sure when I will make this again, since I have about 10 other Monte Cristo variations in my recipe database, but it was good.

Upcoming week's list (only 4 recipes, since we are going on a mini-vacation Thursday-Saturday and will be eating in restaurants along the Oregon Coast.)

Cajun Style Country Fried Pork Steaks from You Will Love It [new]

Enchilada Pasta Casserole from Table for Two [repeat]

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Enchiladas from Inside Bru Crew Life [new]

Beef and Bean Oven Tacos from 5 Dollar Dinners [repeat]

Hop on over to for more meal planning ideas.

1 comment:

Sarah L said...

Love all your menu planning.I'm not doing so good sticking to my one new recipe each week. We always pick a weeks menu at a time then do our shopping. It seems like we keep picking ones we have already had LOL. It does make shopping easier though.