Monday, May 24, 2010

Menu Plans for the Week of May 24, 2010

I fail miserably at menu planning usually, but I know it would help me both mentally and financially to have a plan in mind. I think the locally grown strawberries are about to finish up for the year, but doesn't that look good?!

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and time to start thinking about some hot weather kinds of foods. The easier the better.

So here are my ideas for the week:


Meatloaf, baked potatoes, corn (Mix a can of no salt creamed white corn with a can of partially drained whole kernel white or yellow corn)


Hotdogs with the fixings, macaroni and cheese, left over corn


Oven toasted grilled cheese sandwiches, baked beans


Turkey Kielbasa with onions and peppers served over rice


Oven BBQed pork chops, with any leftover sides from the week (rice, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, or corn) (If none are left, then its back to the drawing board)


Not sure yet, maybe Pizza or take out of Smithfield's BBQ sandwiches, since its a holiday weekend. :o)


Homemade Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, garden peas

I really need to sit down with some of my cookbooks, the Food Lion weekly sales paper and come up with some different meals. But, for now maybe this will work.


Denise said...

I too don't plan my meals very often, although I have in the past and it really is a nice feeling to know "what's for dinner". When I use my coupons and shop my flyers I do quite well, but I am not consistant. Your menu sounds yummy!


ancient one said...

your strawberries do look good.. we've had them often this season..

I like your menu. I'm doing porkchop tonight with stuffin, greenbeans and cranberry sauce.. everything comes from a box or can.. doesn't take long either.

I'm also thinking its been awhile since we had meatloaf... yumm..

Deborah said...

I have a rough idea what I'll be making for the week, but leave it flexible.
I want to start making one new dish a week. A friend gave me a subscription to Taste of Home and a lot of those recipes look really good! And in the summer, when it's hot, the crockpot is a lifesaver!
I tried making meatloaf in the crockpot one time and it came out like meatloaf soup. Yuk.
Meatloaf sounds good and would be worth running the oven for!
Your meals sound yummy!

Lyn said...

Are the Smithfield BBQ sandwiches the same Smithfield company that Paula Deen has products with? That sounds so good! I'm not helping to encourage spending, I know.

Everything sounds very good, Debbie.

Pen Pen said...

your menu sounds great to me. I haven't had any strawberries this year. But my husband told me about some he had last week. The lady used twinkies as her shortcake.... lined her pan with twinkies, covered with strawberries, juice, and cool whip. Sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I struggle with menu planning too. It sure helps me.I have done well this week. Your menu sounds so very good.

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