Sunday, December 5, 2010

What's Cookin' This Week (Dec 6 - 12)?

Here is my meal plan for the upcoming week - what I have lined up for dinner from Dec. 6- 12, 2010:

(Note: For my family, breakfast is usually a rotation of oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, banana or other fruit, cereal or toast.  On weekends, I will sometimes cook classic or new twists to french toast, egg casserole, a hash brown dish or more.  When I do, I'll share those here.  Lunch is usually leftovers, soup or sandwich.  Therefore in my weekly meal plans, I usually only concentrate on dinners and 2-3 snacks per week).

Monday, Dec. 6 - Hamburger (Sheperd's) Pie, side salad

Tuesday, Dec. 7 - Avocado Chicken Salad, guacamole dip and chips (guacamole recipe is from my cookbook)

Wednesday, Dec. 8 - Leftovers or Family Dinner Outing

Thursday, Dec. 9
- Ham and Potato Casserole (recipe is from my cookbook)

Friday, Dec. 10
- Hot dogs and Sloppy Joes (recipe for Sloppy Joes is from my cookbook)

Saturday, Dec. 11
- Shrimp and Grits - will modify this recipe for it, I think

Sunday, Dec. 12
- Sweet and Savory Meatballs, side of corn and salad

Woo-hoo, it's going to be a yummy dinner week in my household!  There will be a lot of leftovers too.  But they'll be going straight into my freezer so I can eat them again in a few weeks when I don't feel like cooking!

Here are the snack and desserts I hope to make this week too:

Homemade bread using my new breadmaker - still looking for the right recipe to try!

Pumpkin cobbler

Chocolate toffee bars


There is still time left to enter my cookbook giveawayGo here for your chance to win! 


  1. I'm coming over for dinner on the 11th- I love Shrimp and Grits. Love Love Love.

    Have a great week!

  2. I'll just call you Martha, short for Martha Stewart!!! I'm organized like this too. If I were a full-time mom, I'd probably have the same kind of system.

    We were just discussing Shepherd's Pie last night, wondering if I could substitute the Ore-Ida Steam n Mash potatoes for regular ones. It's more expensive but I hate peeling potatoes!

  3. can't get to the meatball recipe, but i'll bet it's b/c my computer is being a pitb today, not the site's fault :(

  4. check you out mama!!!! So very very very proud of you!!!!!!!!

    Do you do much crock pot cooking???

    How are you / the family???