Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - 11/8/10

Wow, now that we're back to Standard Time, I feel like there's NO time in the evenings. I get home from work, make dinner, and want to go to bed before I fall off a barstool at the kitchen counter! T is such a night owl, just like her dad, so we're a real odd couple sometimes. =)

I'm even more thankful when I have a plan for dinner so it doesn't take hours to get a meal on the table. This time of year, I rely so much on my crockpot and a freezer full of prepared meals from my supper swapping group, the Chill Mamas (short for Make Ahead Meal Artists!). The group started as a group of my students from the freezer/once a month cooking class I taught at church in the summer of '08; we've been preparing and sharing meals these past two years - mostly from my friend Kati's cookbook, Fix, Freeze, Feast, and then adding in our own favorites. (Kati's book was just re-released in softback - so cool!) While a couple of gals have switched out of the group, I think it's been a fun and successful venture and I'm looking forward to our third year.

Here's this week's menu plan:

Monday: Sticky Ribs and Creamy Taters/Turnips (Mike's creation - not bad)
Tuesday: Chicken/Broccoli Bake
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
Veteran's Day - Thursday (girl scouts): Orange Teriyaki Chicken
Friday: Chicken and Dumplings
Saturday: leftover buffet
Sunday: Three Packet Pot Roast

If YOU need new menu ideas, visit Orgjunkie.com!

In other happenings at the Halligans, Mike worked on Tess's truck most of the day Sunday. While it's not back to 100%, it's drivable and he'll finish it up this weekend. I spent the evening last night matching up partners in my newest Flirty Apron Swap so will start sending the emails after work tonight (in lieu of my much-needed shut eye). I also spent some time planning my tablescape and favors for the RHCC Women's Christmas Dessert - I'll be hosting a table on Saturday the 4th.


PS - What do you think of my new blog look?? I won a blog makeover from Creative Creations by Cristin, and I think she did a great job!!


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

She did do a good job!

mozzie76 said...

I LOVE your meal plan and I LOVE the new blog look!

Rannyjean said...

Yawn! I am like you...get up in the dark, go to work in the dark, come home in the dark and I can't get focused this week! Love the pics and enjoy your apron swap!


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