What’s On The Table This Week?

     What fun I had last evening planning out our menu for the coming week!  We’ve been managing okay without a weekly menu for the last few months, but it was time to get back into the swing of menu planning.  It’s good for the budget and good for the cook, too!  The budget is stretched as I plan, in advance, how best to use up any left overs.  I do a better job of providing variety for my family when I take the time to plan out the week in advance.  Personally, I appreciate having the week’s menu posted on the fridge, knowing that all the “thinking” is behind me.

     I don’t have any new-to-us recipes on the menu this week, but I have linked to some of our old favorites that we’ll be enjoying.  I will be sharing a recipe or two this week, and those are marked with an *.   The recipe will be shared, Lord willing, late in the day that it is on the menu.   

     Breakfast:  Copper’s Famous Monday Mornin’ Waffles
Double Decker Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Chips
     Dinner:  Dani’s Wonderful
Chicken Fettucini with Alfredo Sauce, Green Salad, Garlic Bread (made from homemade French Bread)

     Breakfast:  Sausage, Eggs, *Cinnamon Raisin Toast
     Lunch:  Hot Pastrami Sandwiches, Fruit
     Dinner:  Roast Beef, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Veggies Normandy

     Breakfast:  Cereal
     Lunch:  Devilled Beef Sandwiches, Oven Fries
     New Year’s Eve Fun Feast:  This is set out, buffet style, on the big kitchen table.  We will “graze” from that spread all evening long.   
Cheddar Cheese Fondue (with little smoked sausages, pretzels and broccoli to dip), French Onion Dip and Chips (a life long tradition for my husband), Hot Pepper Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers, PW’s Chex Party Mix, Muddy Buddies (from the back of the Chex box), Pleasant View Schoolhouse Big Batch Chocolate Ice Cream

German Pancake with homemade Buttermilk Syrup
     Lunch:  Chef’s Choice
New Year’s Day Ham and Bean Stew, *Whole Wheat Bread, Butter

     Breakfast:  Pancakes
     Lunch:  Ham & Bean Stew, Bread & Butter
     Dinner:  Tacos, Spanish Rice,
Waldorf Salad with Sweet Lite Dressing

     Breakfast:  Old Fashioned Oatmeal
     Lunch:  PBJ Sandwiches, Waldorf Salad
     Dinner:  Nachos

Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake – doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 pan
     Fellowship Lunch at Church – We’ll take these dishes to share:  Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice,
Kelli’s Buckeye Brownies
     Dinner:  Tomato Soup , Garlic Bread

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

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7 comments to What’s On The Table This Week?

  • Hi Cheryl,

    Your menu looks wonderful. One of New Years Goals is to get more organized in the kitchen with my shopping and menu planning. Thanks for some great new ideals for meals.

    Happy New Years



  • I plan my meals by the week too, I love it posted on my fridge for 2 reasons: 1. I don’t have to think in the morning what to fix & 2. My crew doesn’t have to ask “What’s for dinner?” (it gets a little tiring being asked several times in a day, lol).  Gonna have to try those “Double Decker Grilled Cheese”!  God Bless ~Gretchen~

  • @elizabethq – I can’t wait to see your new organizational ideas!

    @MotherHen1966 –  Yep!!  Same here!  My boys still ask all day long, “what’s for lunch” or “what’s for dinner”; but with the menu posted, I can answer, “What does the menu say?”. 

  • Hi Cheryl,

    When you have time will you share what you make for snacks. I am having challeges in this area. Dave has cut out sweets so I am at a lost now.



  • Hi Cheryl!

    Your menu looks great! The past month has been so crazy, it will be nice to get back into some regular menu planning. I will have to look at some of your recipes.

    Yvonne :o)

  • @elizabethq –  Snacks here are such things, usually, as yogurt, fruit, sliced cheese, spoonsful of peanut butter, carrots, and any baked goods (cookies, coffee cake, etc.) we might have in the house.  Will would just as soon have a cup of yogurt as anything else, and Aaron will grab a carrot, scrub it and eat it whole!  They both enjoy sweets, but will often choose something else even when the baked goodies are available.  Hope that helps.

    @kymk99 –   December can be a busy month!  Let me know how your family likes any of my recipes that you might try.

  • Hello Cheryl, Thank you for the reminder that it truely is better to plan a menu before you go Grocery Shopping. The Menu Plan saves my Family and I money. I never truely realized how much money till one day I sat down with my Beloved Husband and we planned our menu around the items we already had at home and the items we knew we needed from the grocery store. May God Richly Bless you and your Family in this New Year 2009.

    God Bless  you and your family.