Sunday, March 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

One last week until Spring Break! I'm so excited. Since I work for a school, I get a whole week off, too. I'm looking forward to getting some projects done, going out to lunch with my sister, and sleeping!

During Spring Break I'm going to do some Mega Cooking, too. So this week I'll be planning what I want to cook, making lists, etc.

I also got a new cook book. Well, it is not new, I've checked it out of the library several times. Enough times that it was time to buy it. So I strolled myself over to and bought myself one for $4.89. It arrived yesterday and I'm so excited. The book is Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely. I have reviewed the book before but I'll tell you again - this book is great. Now, it isn't gourmet by any means (well, a several of the recipes flirt with the gourmet label), but if you have a household with kids in it, (and you want no complaints at dinner time) this is the book for you. I'm trying two new recipes (and making one tried and true one from the book) this week. Yum!

  • Navajo tacos (left over from last week, seems like there's always at least one recipe left over!)
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Lime Garlic Chicken (from Saving Dinner - this is SO good!)
  • Polenta Pie (from Saving Dinner)
  • Pasta with Garlicky Greens and Beans (from Saving Dinner)
You'll notice that I do not have lunches listed. Here's the real reason. We don't actually plan lunches. Hubby and I grab leftovers and the kids do bits and pieces (ie, a yogurt, some carrots, a muffin, a cheese stick, whatever). So I'm not going to list lunches anymore. Now, for Spring Break, I might actually plan lunches because there will be five of us here to feed and it might be worth making something. But most of the time lunch is just whatever.

Hope you all have a great week. Check out Menu Plan Monday over at $5 Dinners for more menu ideas. While you are over at $5 Dinners, poke around her site - she's got some great ideas and recipes!!



$5 Dinner Mom said...

Hey Jill!

Enjoy your mega cooking and your spring break too!

:) Erin

Rona's Home Page said...

Enjoy your spring break.

Christi said...

Sounds yummy! Have a great week.

Nancy said...

Jill, enjoy your break. I've got one of Leanne's Saving Dinner cookbooks; love it.

Bev said...

your menu looks delicious!

Alison said...

I agree, seems like there's always at least one recipe left over from the previous week for my family, too!

Nessa said...

Your menu sounds yummy!

Christy said...

I love that Garlic Lime Chicken, too. It's phenomenal!!

What's new about the chickens? We have chickens as well and they are very good pets. My 5yo pets them every day just like his cat. I hope you've gotten them back. Not only are they great for eating up the scraps and laying wonderful eggs, they are also good for kids to take care of - teaching a little responsibility.

Ruth Saves $ said...

Mmmm, Navajo Tacos are a personal favorite of mine. Yummy!

Alison said...

Hey, Jill! Where have you been? I miss your posts.

Nancy said...

Just curious.....are you coming back? You've been missed.