Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Plan for Week of 3/25...

First for Last Week...

Easy BBQ Pork Chops
(hint:  This one uses soda--and you'll never guess which one!!!!)
Now I am gonna tell you...because we thought they were YUMMERS!!!!
1 T Vegetable Oil
1.5 lb boneless pork chops
1 c ketchup
1 c diet Dr. Pepper or regular cola

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  
Brown chops on both sides.  
Drain skillet.
Add Ketchup and Dr. Pepper (I used regular Dr. Pepper--not Diet); simmer on low for 35 minutes. 
Baked Potatoes
Steamed Peas

Greek Baked Chicken
We didn't get to try this one...I forgot to make the marinade which takes 8 hours...
Dinner Rolls
So we had Wednesday's menu instead... so...

WEDNESDAY (on Tuesday cause I am flexible like that...):
Upside Down Pizza
2 lb lean ground beef
1 c chopped onion
13 oz spaghetti sauce (I made my own using 2 cans no salt added tomato sauce, garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, onion and green bell pepper, salt & freshly ground pepper)
1 c sour cream (I used fat free)
8 oz shredded mozzarella
8 oz can crescent rolls (I used reduced fat)

Brown ground beef and onion.
Stir in spaghetti sauce; cook over low heat.
10 min stirring often.
Spoon mix into greased 13x9x2 in dish.
Top with sour cream and cheese.
Unroll crescent rolls; place over cheese.
Bake uncovered @350 degrees for 20-25 min.
(we thought this was really good, but would leave out the sour cream.  It just gets better overnight too!)

Creamy Roast Beef Pitas
Not enough votes!!!!!  It's FIRED!!!!

Now for this week...

Santa Fe Soup
Low Carb Tortillas

I am going to try for the Greek Baked Chicken again--If I can remember to marinate it for 8 hours!  LOL

Cottage Pies
Fruit & Yogurt

Black Bean Burgers
Oven Fries

Fish Night!!!
Graphic courtesy of Graphics Fairy
This is because I am putting my hammock up--so, I though the fish in the hammock was fun!  :)


  1. The bbq pork chop recipe with Dr. Pepper sounds interesting! Jim drinks Diet Dr. Pepper so that's what I'd use.

  2. I want to try the Santa Fe soup...I love dishes like that! Sounds good right now! ♥

  3. I admire your menu planning! We are terrible at that - we just figure it all out at the last minute. Good for you - and I bet you save money this way, too.


  4. The cottage pie looks super yummy. Actually everything looks yummy.

    I was scrolling down and saw fish night and expected fish and got a good laugh. The fish in the hammock it too funny. I'll be happy when it gets warm enough here to enjoy a hammock.

  5. I can't wait to get the recipe for the black bean burger. The pie looks so good.

  6. I am definitely going to try the Pork Chops, yum! Thanks for sharing all the great menu ideas!