Sunday, April 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 4.3.2011

Can you believe it is already April?  I love spring!

I have been experimenting with canning beans this week in preparation for canning season.  I wanted to try out the Tattler Reusable Canning lids that I had.  I am planning on doing a review of these soon so stay tuned.  I definitely will be stocking up on them before summer.  I have never canned pinto beans before.  They were really easy to can and so you will see some bean recipes this week because I am going to use them to see how they taste.  I bought 10 lbs. of pinto beans at Sam's Club for $6.26 in case you were interested, but I only canned about 5 lbs. which turned out to be about 12 quarts of beans.  I used the recipe in Ball's Blue Book of Canning.

Whole wheat English muffin, natural peanut butter, banana and milk 
Yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit and granola
Banana Baked Oatmeal, turkey bacon and applesauce
Eggs, turkey bacon and oranges

Apple Bacon Cheddar Frittata 


Sandwiches, carrots, apples
Whole wheat tortilla pizza and salad

Baked chicken nuggets, carrots, salad and oranges 
Black Bean Taco Salad and oranges


Filet au Poivre, sweet potato fries, spinach salad, and peaches - didn't have this last week

Sweet N Sour Beans, salad and cornbread

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Beef Roast, baked french fries, salad and oranges

Beans and Rice, tortilla chips and corn

Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad and fruit smoothies - we didn't have this last week

Pizza - BBQ Chicken Pizza or Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Sloppy Joes Pizza  
Strawberry Peach Slushie
Or Pizza out - lets be honest we all have those weeks

Leftover Buffet


Apple and cheddar
Strawberry Peach Yogurt Smoothies
Cheese Tortilla and salsa

What's on your menu this week? 


  1. Wow! I ordered beans (seeds for planting) to try either keeping them dry or maybe canning them this year. I am looking forward to reading how you like these. Please include what your family thinks, husband, next door neighbor...the more opinions the merrier! :)

  2. Mrs. Zwieg,

    Thank you - I will keep you posted! Two out of my three kids like beans so I am hoping most of the family will like them.
    I didn't grow beans this year because I don't have the room:(

  3. Thanks for stopping by OAMM, excited to share with you the Whole Foods Menu!

  4. Kelly,
    Thank you - I am really excited to see your menu!

  5. How cool! I think it's great that you're pursuing it.

    There's lot of yummy meals planned this week.

    Have a wonderful week.

  6. I have no idea why I never thought of canning some beans from dried beans! Great idea! I'm interested to read more about the recipe and how they taste. :)

  7. Great site. Now following via GFC


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