Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu for the week

This week we are having Rachel Rays Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie. It is such a great dish.  We make it in a 9x13 pan and serve it with green beans and dinner rolls.

We are having beef stew on the snow day (Wednesday we are supposed to get lots and lots of snow).  It is super easy.  Buy a big package of stew meat (cubed up roast).  Dip each piece in flour, brown in oil and put in the crock pot with carrots, potatoes and 2 packages of Beef Stew seasoning (looks like the chili or taco seasoning packet).  Add water and let it simmer all day.  It makes a warm, hearty dinner.

Grilled cheese, potato chips, and pickles.  The good kind of pickles you find in the refrigerator section by the lunch meats.  When we were little and went on vacation and ordered grilled cheese it always came with potato chips and a good pickle.  Yum.

Pancakes, Sausage & Orange Juice.  We found some sausage at the store that looks like the kind McDonald's serves at breakfast.  I can't wait to try it out.

Nacho Night.  This consists of taco meat, tortilla chips, homemade salsa, lettuce shreds, cheddar and sour cream.  I'll pay $2.49 for a bag of Shreds because they make it taste like you are at a restaurant.  We'll drink Dr. Pepper with this dinner.

On Community Group night we're serving up Chili, Frito's, Cheddar Cheese and Rotel Cheese-dip.  You should come.

I don't have anything house wise to talk about today.  Shane and I went to a Leadership Retreat last weekend and I have been whipped ever since we got home.  We're unpacked, the house is tidy and the pantry is full now.  What a good feeling.

So, what are you cooking this week?


Alison said...

We are having Homemade Sloppy Joes and Chips one night...then Chicken Spaghetti another night. Plus we have leftover cheese dip and chips from our superbowl party that we can snack on during the snow!! After that I'll have to be going to the store. Of course if we get stuck...we always have stuff to make some breakfast foods.

Anonymous said...

Oh now don't that ALL sound just delish!!! I'm picking which ones I'll join you for - oh wait - how bout all of 'em?

(Alison's Homemade Sloppy Joes and Chicken Spaghetti sound pretty dang tasty too!)

Where's the chili? I got a pot big as Texas going on the stove right now. It smells super.

Would we buy a candle in that fragrance? "Super Sizzle Chili Cookin" or "Chili Powder Pot-pouri"? Probably not but the stuff just smells so amazing.

I've been making chili and soup lately. We'll eat it for a couple meals, then I'm freezing the leftovers in single servings. It has been a lifesaver being able to come home, defrost it in the nuker, and then heat it up. Quick, healthy, hearty homemade dinner in minutes. Yum-a-lishus.

Those sweet Babies will always remember these snow days with all the wonderful food, fireplace going, and great movies.

Love YOU!!!