On The Table At Copper’s House This Week

     I am still loving being back in my kitchen and cooking for my family!!!  I always love to cook.  Well, mostly I love to cook.  After being so sick for so long, being back in there has been wonderful!  Dani and I are still enjoying looking for recipes to try and, believe it or not, we have a few already lined up for next week!!  Wow!  I had my menu for this week all prepared last week, but I had to make some changes.  My husband would like me to take the day Tuesday to do our income tax returns.  I love to cook.  I really do not love doing the taxes.  At all.  On my lengthy list of responsibilites, it’s pretty much at the bottom.

     So, I had to re-do the menu plan just a bit to adjust for that.  Added to that is the fact that Dani is helping out at my friend Lisa’s while her baby is in the hospital, and she may be headed down there again later this week, things got a bit complicated.  Still, I think we have a good-looking menu plan for the week, despite the eating out on Tuesday that will be happening.  There are several dishes that I’m especially looking forward to.

     I’ve linked to recipes already in my blog archives, as well as a couple of new ones from other sources.  The new ones to me are the Sweet Corn Tomalito (aka Sweet Corn Cake) and the Bruchetta recipe.  I’ll let you know if they were good.  I do have a few of my own recipes to share with you this week.  They are marked with an * and I’ll share those later in the week, probably late on the day that I serve them.

     You all know how important that I think menu planning is.  For all three meals.  My menu plan this week is also incorporating doing some cooking for my freezer stash.  More on this later in the week!  My husband surprised me a couple of weeks ago and replaced my ancient Print Shop program with a new version.  Ahem.  There was a bit of a learning curve involved.  However, I do believe that I’ve conquered the beast and I’m actually quite pleased with it.  In fact, I’m able to add a box to my weekly menu plan specifically for “freezer cooking”!  I love it.  And do not forget – If you want to learn all you can about freezer cooking from a gal who has a TON of information and will teach it all to you, don’t forget to visit my friend, Howiesgal’s, new blog Filling My Freezer.  She’s just gotten started and there is already a lot of good information there!

      You all do post your menu plans for your family don’t you?  I love not having to answer the question, “Hey, Mom!  What’s for……” a billion times a week.  They get as far as the, “Hey” and I tell them to look at the menu on the fridge.  Which makes them laugh.  And then William always reads off whatever is up next to me.  I love it!

     If you need some menu planning inspiration, be sure to check out this week’s Menu Plan Monday at Laura’s blog for a couple hundred different ideas!


     Breakfast:  Cereal or Left over coffee cake from Sunday
     Lunch:  Baked Potatoes with all the fixin’s
     Dinner:  Favorite Tamalie Pie (from Sue Gregg’s cookbooks), Green Salad, Sweet Corn Tomalito

     Breakfast:  Bacon & Cheese Omelettes, Country Fried Potatoes (made from extra baked potatoes from Monday’s lunch)
     Lunch:  my husband and kids will eat in town while I work on the tax returns. 
     Dinner:  We’re eating at our new favorite burger joint on our way to my oldest grandson’s birthday party

     Breakfast:  French Toast, orange juice
     Lunch:  Taco Salads (with ground beef)
     Dinner:  *Ham It Up Spaghetti, green salad, Bruchetta

     Breakfast:  Hot 7 Grain Cereal
     Lunch:  Cheese Tortellini with Marinara Sauce, green salad
     Dinner:  *Coke Steak, Fried Potatoes, Green Salad

     Breakfast:  Pancakes
     Lunch:  Cheese Quesadillas, green salad (Aaron will make this for he and his brother while Dani and I are in town for the Mega Shop)
     Dinner:  Burgers, Homemade Mac & Cheese

     Breakfast:  Cereal
     Lunch:  Chef Dani’s Choice
     Dinner:  *Quick Chicken & Noodle Stew, green salad

     Breakfast:  Apple Raisin Coffee Cake
     Lunch:  Fellowship Lunch at Church.  We’ll take Smoked Sausages, Baked Beans & Cinnamon Crackle Cookies.  (I’m not especially thrilled with taking Smoked Sausages and I may make something different after shopping and seeing what is on sale meat-wise on Friday during the Mega Shop)
     Dinner:  Wild Dinner!  My son William’s term for our Sunday evening meal of popcorn, snacks, left overs, or whatever we can lay our hands on!

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

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6 comments to On The Table At Copper’s House This Week

  • Hi Cheryl!  No taxes aren’t fun!!   :nono:

    Your menu sounds yummy!  Looking forward to seeing some of your recipes.  I did menu plan for the week!  Hooray!  And I will post it on my blog sometime today.  Gonna be checking out that blog about freezer cooking.  I haven’t shopped yet so maybe I could include some stuff for freezer stashing also.

    Have a blessed week.  Hope Will has a better day.


  • Your menu looks yummy. I have a special calendar with 4 sections per day. It has a magnetic strip so it attaches to my frig nicely. I use the fourth section for menu planning (I only write out the Dinner plan). Each page is a week and your just rip off the page and throw it away.  My friend has one too and she uses all 4 sections for meal plans…breakfast, lunch, dinner, and baking. There ae a years worth of pages so it lasts a long time.

  • We’re having taco salads here this week too!

    I’m looking forward to your recipe/review of the coke steak. It sounds intriguing!

  • I do my menus on a 12 month calendar program.  I have one for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It works well for us, for now.  We can always switch things around very easily too.  🙂  I love it when they come to me and say, “What’s for dinner?” and I can say, “Go look at the menu!”  LOL  :giggle:

  • What program do you have for planning meals? Does it work on Mac computers? I would like to do this, it get confusing around here with three people cooking everyday. It’s hard to plan ahead because you’ll get an idea then go to do it and the meat you pulled out has been consumed already!! Would appreciate any ideas!!:)

  • Hi Cheryl,

    Looks yummy. I make donuts and rolls for my freezer today. I posted the recipes on my blog. Dave said the house sure smelled good.