Monday, October 29, 2012

Menu Plan - 10.29.12

I think I actually followed my menu plan to a "T" last week.  I rarely ever do that.  I have to tell you a new favorite meal that we had - Slow Cooker Carnitas, Easy Guacamole, PW's restaurant style salsa, black beans and corn.  It was so yummy.  I did it slightly differently than the recipe I linked to.  I cooked the pork roast in water in the slow cooker for a good 16 hours on low.  I took it out of the liquid and laid it on a pan and sprinkled the seasonings that it called for plus some juice and cooked it at 400 for 25 minutes to "crisp" it up.

Another thing I did this week was to use pretty dishes on the table.  I am much more of a functional person and I don't think about the presentation of my food.  My stepmom "T" always makes a nice presentation of her food.  Even if it is just us around the table she always uses prettier bowls and nice baskets for her bread.  I think I should do this for my family more often.  It does mean more dishes to wash but they are worth it.

I also am going to try to make Monday's my "make ahead" days.  Today I am going to try to get breakfasts in the freezer for the month (or week - whatever).

Menu Plan

I keep breakfast and lunches simple.  I do some things on the weekend to make it easier for the week. I try to serve smoothies with breakfast or at least sometime between breakfast and lunch.



  • PB & J, fruit and veggies
  • Leftovers  
  • Mini pizzas and carrots 
  • Beans and Rice and fruit

Freezer cooking:

Hope you have a great week!  And check out more menu plans at Menu Plan Monday.


  1. I'm visiting from Organized Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday today.
    Looks like there’s going to be some amazing meals this week. Everything looks delicious.
    Happy Halloween!


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