Oct 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well, this isn't a very healthy menu plan this week, but it's getting that time of year when we are craving comfort foods. We need a quick fix, so this week will be very filling. We'll try to get back to a healthier menu next week.

Sunday - Meatball Subs & Chips (frozen meatballs in crockpot with jarred pasta sauce over top. Cook till heated through. Serve on hoagie roll with mozzerella cheese)

Monday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 2 T parsley
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1/2 t ground sage
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground meat (I use a mix of beef, pork, and veal - $2.99/lb @ Meijer)

Combine all ingredients, pat into loaf pan & bake at 350 for 50 minutes.


  • 1/4 c ketchup
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 t dry mustard.

Mix and spread over meat loaf, return to oven for 10 minutes. I make a second batch of this topping to dip the meatloaf into when eating it!

Tuesday - Pork Chops, Baked Apples & Corn Bake

Corn Bake

  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can whole corn (drained)
  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix (dry)
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 stick butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients and pour into greased 9 x 9 pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

Wednesday - Eggs, Bacon, Hashbrowns

Thursday - Grilled Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets (This is Nick's favorite right now so we have it about every week!)

Friday - Leftovers

Saturday - Betty Crocker Slow Cooker Cowboy Stew

I was able to return to my weekly budget of $40. After last weeks budget buster, I was happy to see I could stick to the budget even though prices are certainly rising around here! I didn't use many coupons, but with the stock piling that I've been doing, sticking to the budget wasn't too hard, I even had to buy all the meat for this week - our freezer is looking bare!

For more great meal plans, check out Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie, where her topic this week is Thanksgiving (remember the Canadian Thanksgiving is much earlier than the US Thanksgiving!).


JessieLeigh said...

Sounds yummy! I love having "breakfast for dinner"... that is always a hit around here. And if I'd know you were having meatball sandwiches last night, I may have shown up on your doorstep! : )

Momof3 said...

Your menu sounds great. I agree with jessieleigh-love the breakfast for dinner.