What’s On Our Table For the Week of January 14, 2008

     Here’s our menu for the upcoming week.  Lots of tried and true family favorites this week.  We are trying one new thing for breakfast – grits.  Those of you in the south will forgive me, but I’ve never had grits.  Corin has had plenty of preparation tips from her on-line southern friends, and my grandbabies love them; so we’re following her lead and trying yellow grits for breakfast.  I’m going to sweeten them with honey and a dab of butter.  I’ll let you know how we like ’em.

     I’ll share the recipes for items marked with an * later this week, most probably late in they day that they are on the menu.  Menu planning is a time saver and a money saver.  Try it, you’ll like it!  For more menu planning ideas, be sure to visit this week’s Menu Plan Monday.


     Breakfast:  Waffles
     Lunch:  *Black Bean Tostadas, green salad
     Dinner:  Chicken Fettucini, steamed broccoli

     Breakfast:  Sausage patties, fried eggs, toast
     Lunch:  Turkey sandwiches, chips
     Dinner:  Pot roast (made with lots of onions and carrots), mashed potatoes, pan gravy, green beans

     Breakfast:  Cereal
     Lunch:  Dinosaur chicken nuggets (we had an awesome coupon for this kid favorite), chips, fruit
     Dinner:  Homemade Tomato Soup, Double Decker Cheese Sandwiches

     Breakfast:  Grits
     Lunch:  left over tomato soup, crackers
     Dinner:  Meat Loaf, roasted potatoes, peas & carrots

     Breakfast:  Pancakes
     Lunch:  Turkey sandwiches, chips
     Dinner:  Chicken fried chicken breasts, Chicken Rice, green salad

     Breakfast:  Old Fashioned Oats
     Lunch:  Chef Dani’s Choice
     Dinner:  BBQ Chicken Pizza, green salad

     Breakfast:  French Breakfast Muffins (Our recipe is from a cookbook, but it’s absolutely identical to this one.)
     Lunch:  Fellowship lunch at church (we’ll take a triple batch of Stroganoff Meatballs, sliced peaches, cupcakes)
     Dinner:  Wild Dinner (My son William’s name for our Sunday evening meal – popcorn, left overs, snacks – every man, woman and child for themselves) 

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27


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14 comments to What’s On Our Table For the Week of January 14, 2008

  • Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sounds like a great week at your house!   What is chicken fried chicken breast?   Have a great week.   :wave:


  • Grits are a staple at our house, and they are great with eggs, bacon, biscuits, etc. But we also eat cheese grits when we have fried fish..along with hushpuppies and french fries of course. Everybody we know does the same thing. If you went to a fish fry around here and nobody served cheese grits, well, there might be trouble! LOL Being a southern girl, I forget that not everybody is as familiar with grits as we are! LOL But I think you’ll like ’em. I’ve never added honey, but that should be interesting. Some of our new friends who moved down here from New England say that they now eat them with brown sugar and peanut butter!! Hmmm…definitely NOT a southern thing, but then again, peanut butter would taste great on cardboard! LOL We just add salt and butter…and of course cheese if the situation calls for it! LOL
    Hope you like the grits!
    Amy O.

  •  Sounds like a great menu!!!!

  • French Breakfast Muffins were one of the first recipes I tried early in my marriage. I haven’t made them in years but they truly are delicious. My recipe is in my old Betty Crocker Cookbook, the one without a cover and stains on every page. I really do need to replace that one.

  • Oh boy, am I a “grits” girl:)  My favorite way to eat them is with lots and lots of butter, salt and pepper, and then a fried egg broken up and mixed in. Yumm….  Of course, there are very few calories:lol:

  • Everything sounds yummy at your house this week!  What time are you serving these wonderful meals, because I’m thinking this would be a good time to “drop in” for a visit!  😆

    If you want a true Southern experience with grits, you must have CHEESE grits.  They are sooo good!  I love them with eggs.  Ahh, I can feel my cholesterol rising as I just think of it!   

  • Oh, my, Cheryl!!!!!  HONEY on grits!!!  :wha:  Are you SURE???:eek:  This Florida cracker eats grits with butter, salt and pepper.  They are meant to be savory, not sweet like oatmeal, in my humble opinion!:yes:

    Now, I have not personally tasted the following recipe, but I have heard that they are phenomenal!  Here’s the link to “Smokey Gouda Grits”.  There are also some other grits recipes on the page.

    And, before I go, I have to share my earliest “grits” memory.:love:  When I was very young, my mom worked at a clothing store and my dad was a fireman.  My mom would take me to the little drugstore right next to the shop where she would order for me grits and toast with grape jelly.  My dad would meet us there having worked the night shift and I would go home with him while mom worked.  To this day, the ultimate “happy, feel-good grits” experience includes grits with butter, salt and pepper and toast with grape jelly.:sunny:

    Isn’t it amazing what children remember when they get older?  This may have only happened once or twice, but it is indelibly etched in my mind!  A reminder, I think, to help develop good memories with/for our children.

    Well, enough chatter for today.  I’m home sick and should be resting.:shysmile:


  • :sunny: Oh what a wonderful week of menus!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Ü

  • :sunny: Oh what a wonderful week of menus!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Ü

  • I absolutely love your Menu Mondays! You have a nice, comfort food- kind- of -week planned I see! Good for you!

    I have never had grits either. My friend from Tennessee thought EVERYONE ate grits!!!!:) Now I know, not even EVERYONE in the south does!

  • I absolutely love your Menu Mondays! You have a nice, comfort food- kind- of -week planned I see! Good for you!

    I have never had grits either. My friend from Tennessee thought EVERYONE ate grits!!!!:) Now I know, not even EVERYONE in the south does!

  • The Stroganoff meatballs look delicious.  I love finding new recipes, and ones that I usually have the ingredients on hand.  I’m enjoying your wonderful blog, tips and recipes!

  • as usual your menus make my mouth water so much i almost have to grab a towel and tie around my neck when i sit down to read your posts…

    grits are a wonderful food…great as everyone has said already with salt/pepper…butter…cheese…i’ve never tried them with honey but they are great with butter and sugar on them…

    sadly for me they’re one of the many things my aging digestive system will no longer tolerate so i can’t enjoy them like i used to…doesn’t stop me from drooling over all the descriptions of them here though…

    now all this talk of food has made me ready to start supper around here…not as fancy as your menu though…you’d shake your head in dismay to find that mine tonight is going to come out of a box from the freezer…i just don’t cook for the two of us like i used to now that i’m working full time again…

    been reading my cooking for 2 magazines though and found some great recipes in there that i’m gonna try in the near future…hard to try new things for two…you might get stuck with a big dish of something you don’t really like…but the smaller recipes are just right for us to try lots of new things…

    thanks for all your entertaining posts…i do look forward to reading them each day…>^,,^<linda