Have you missed these? I have! But our December was crazy crazy all month long! I just couldn’t deal. I just wrote a long list of meals on the whiteboard and we just kind of figured it out as we went along.
But, that just doesn’t work out as well. So it’s regular life again, so we’re back to menu plans!
What are your goals for the new year? Cook at home more? Try a new meal once a week or once a month? Lose weight by eating healthy?
How about we make a resolution to eat out more. Sure, that’s one we can probably ALL get behind, right? Too bad the pocketbook hurts at the thought!
Well, that solution isn’t really viable economically and really does nothing good for the waistline, either.
Whatever your goals are, best of luck. Hopefully you will enjoy my coming up with menu plans and maybe you’ll even find a few new meals for your own family.
I love to try new things, but it’s really hard with how difficult Sir Megabyte is in regards to food. But we try! So hopefully I can work in some new meals. I’ve been reading the Hannah Swensen novels, and there’s loads of recipes in there. OK, so most are for desserts, but that’s fine by me! Generally that works the best for me for having a thumbs up! However, there are some other things, too.
So anyway, here it is. The end of the holidays and I’m not going to do my shopping till the end of the week. (Sorry, I’m holding out for coupon days at Bloom!) So what’s left laying about the house?
Monday: Hamburger Helper
Tuesday: Chili and cornbread
Wednesday: Youth night – we’ll figure it out!
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: 12th Night Supper with friends. (OK, so I know 12th night would normally be done for the night of the 5th/6th… but that’s midweek and they are holding off for the weekend. Smart move since I hear there’s going to be SKADS of us! Woohoo for a great night! I’m so excited!
Sunday: Crock Pot Beef Stew
Hey, not so bad since I haven’t been to the grocery store since the week before Christmas. Not to do a major shop, just to pick up the odds and ends like milk and bread mostly. Though on one trip I did find a good meat sale, so that’s where the stew meat came from. I got several packets. We’ve already had stew once! Man was my husband HAPPY – he LOVES that stuff!
So what’s on your menu for the week?
I’m hoping to get myself back into the groove of regular life. If so, I’m going to make some cookies for my lovely watermelon cookie jar. After reading six Hannah Swensen novels in a week, I am wanting to try several different cookie recipes! Hmmm, what should I make?
Jeff doesn’t allow hamburger helper in our house…something about his step mother used to force him to eat it or something…is there a recipe for this crock pot beef stew?!
Lady Ozma said:
I try to ban it…
But husband wanted it. Gag. I hate it.
Fill crock pot with water.
Use a package of beef stew cut meat, dump it into the crock.
Add in a few bullion cubes ( usually do about 2-3… depends on the size of the crock pot and your taste)
Season to taste. I add in some onions and italian herbs and pepper. Really, this is to your taste. A dash of Worscheter sauce is always good, too.
Set on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
About an hour or so before you are ready to eat add in veggies. You can use fresh, but i often pull out canned/frozen. Generally I do something like this
1 can of corn
2 cans of carrots
2 cans of sliced new potatoes
Last time we used a bag of VegAll mixed veggies. It was awesome.
Eat and enjoy. Great if you have bread. I like to eat soup with bread. TOday I’m making regular old white bread. In fact, I need to go take the dough out of my machine now and set it to rise. (I don’t like the way the bread machine makes bread, so I 9 times out of 10 set it to dough and then remove the dough and bake it in my oven in bread pans.)
Re: I try to ban it…
So basically you do a “throw in what you have in the house” stew. 😀
I kind of do the same thing! Crock pots are awesome because they let you throw in just about anything and it still comes out good.
Lady Ozma said:
Re: I try to ban it…
Yup. It’s “Hey this kitchen sink looks good, let’s toss it in!” Everything EVEN the kitchen sink! Nothing gets left out! If it’s here, it’s fair game. 🙂
I gotta admit, we rarely use our crock pot. Yet we kill them. We have a long line of murdered crock pots in our history.
Now you know our deep dark secret. HEHE