Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Meal Planning, Week of 10.10.11

I can’t believe we’re cruising towards the middle of October already. I’ll be honest: I’m kind of anxious for this year to be over, because it’s been a pretty rough one for my family, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to enjoy every bit of what’s coming up. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…I’m excited (and planning!) for all of them.

Here’s our menu for this week. You can see I’m still firmly entrenched in comfort food mode, and I don’t anticipate that changing anytime soon.

Monday: Ranch pork chops, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli. These pork chops have three ingredients, and they cook right in the slow cooker, so they fit into my meal plan perfectly. If I’m feeling motivated, I may try making my own cream of chicken soup using Sarah’s recipe.

Tuesday: Roasted tomato BLTs, tater tots. I love the flavor of roasted tomatoes, so I can’t imagine that I won’t love them on a BLT.

Wednesday: Creamy baked chicken taquitos with creamy lime-cilantro dressing. These taquitos are delicious, and definitely one of our favorites, but it’s the dressing that really does it for me. I love the stuff and could eat it with a spoon.

Thursday: Crock pot pork roast with potatoes and carrots, rolls. I’ve been missing my mom a lot lately, and what better way to remind me of her than by making one of her recipes?

Friday: Taco loaf. This looks a lot like a taco version of a French bread pizza. I know my family will like this one.

Saturday: Cheesy chicken broccoli bake, buttered noodles. This chicken dish reminds me a lot of something that I used to get frequently at The Cracker Barrel restaurant. I don’t think they serve it anymore (I haven’t been there in a long time anyway), so I was happy to stumble upon this recipe on Pinterest.

Sunday: Cheese and pesto stuffed shells, garlic bread. Our meatless meal for the week. These stuffed shells look incredible.


amanda @ fake ginger said...

Nothing in common this week BUT that taco loaf looks awesome. I'm excited to hear your reviews!

Sarah - The Home Cook said...

I made those Ranch pork cops (on the stove top) and they were delicious. Now that I've experimented, and found success, with putting a Corningware dish inside my large crockpot to make it smaller I'm thinking about trying this again on a weeknight.