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Monday, September 20, 2010

My Monday Menu

My favorite grocery store has some awesome sales this week on beef chuck steak and 93% lean ground beef.  With fall in the air, I'm pulling out my crock pot for some meals this week.  It's actually still in the 100s here, but a girl can dream. 

I've also discovered a new recipe site in an unusual place:  Jackson Electric of Jackson, Georgia.  Those southern ladies know how to cook!

Meal 1:  
Tender Parmesan Baked Chicken   (recipe from Jackson Electric)
The Lady's Cheesy Mac  (you gotta try this from Paula Deen at Foodnetwork)
Green beans

Meal 2:
Beef chili 
Jiffy Cornbread (for enhanced flavor add 1/2 can creamed corn, 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup shredded cheese added before baking)
Cole slaw w/ apples & raisins

Meal 3:
Baked salmon (or other fish)
Simple rice pilaf   (Saute 1/4 cup diced onions, 8 oz sliced mushrooms in 2 Tbsp. butter.  Add 1 cup rice & 2 cups chicken broth.  Cook as usual.)
Green vegetable

Meal 4:
Pasta e Fagioli soup  (recipe from copykat.com)
Fruit salad

Meal 5:
Shredded beef tacos   (recipe from gimmesomeoven.com)
Spanish Rice
Lettuce & tomato garnish

Meal 6:
Chicken Breasts w/ Garlic & Balsamic Vinegar
Oven-roasted potatoes

Happy cooking!



  1. I'm trying to get better with organization on all levels. The one I'm trying to work on the most right now is planning meals.
    I follow your other blog, but forget about this one because we can't subscribe to receive it in our email (at least that I can see). I sometimes suffer from "out of site, out of mind" syndrome. :) I hope to try to remember to check this site more often because you have some great tips!

  2. Glynnis,
    Great ideas and great menu. I'm terrible about meal planning. Every evening I pray that Jesus will perform a miracle and put a delicious, nutritious dinner on my table!
    Thanks to your suggestion and my on-hand ingredients I'm going to try the mac and cheese tonight! And will look at the rest of the week too. Still praying, though. :-)

  3. Hi Glynnis,
    My biggest struggle is with PAPER! I have been dubbed the Queen of Paper Piles and am often in danger of becoming lost between the stacks!
    How shall I be delivered????

    I've never had an efficient filing system for odds and ends, sale coupons, upcoming events, etc. For one who relishes being organized, I do a really pitiful job...so I'm ready to turn over a new leaf, uhmm, I mean throw out A LOT of stuff! LORD, have mercy.
    (To verify the above, check out August 13th on my blog: www.jewelsforthejourney.blogspot.com)

  4. Oh I am just going to love your new site!! Menu planning is one of my least favorite things to do because I seem to draw a blank when it's time. But once I have a plan,I feel like such a happy homemaker!!

  5. Oh, I am so ready for some good soup weather! :) Thanks for some great meal ideas. Hmmmmm...I think I should have eaten breakfast before coming by here. My tummy is rumbling.

  6. My family so enjoyed your parmesan chicken recipe and the soup. I made the meatballs with spaghetti (with beef) and used them in the Olive Garden soup the next day. It was a hit. Thanks for making the cooking and planning easier for me. I am not a great cook, though I enjoy it and am challenged to cook delicious healthy food (my husband likes) with a small food budget.