Weekly menu plan (November 21-27, 2011)

Like last week, this week's menu plan is mostly soft foods. Joshua got his braces on Thursday, and he says his mouth doesn't really hurt, but it's very hard to chew (back molars not coming all the way together).

I'm actually having fun getting to make some of the less-healthy meals that I haven't made for a while. ;) Cheese, eggs, pasta, butter, or cream are all things we've been really limiting for the past 10 months or so. That took out most of my favorite casseroles!

This week's breakfasts:

Easy Baked Apple Oatmeal with whipped cream (x2)
Regular oatmeal (x2)
Fruit smoothies (homemade kefir, bananas, and frozen fruit) (x3)

Cooked pinto beans
Cooked pinto beans, with my favorite toppings

This week's lunches:

Slow-cooked pinto beans, rice, cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce (I will pack this in Joshua's lunches too); applesauce; bananas

This week's dinners:


Veggie Bean Soup with Spinach (leftover from last week), Broccoli Rice Casserole (recipe coming!), apple crisp (new recipe I'm trying!)


Enchiladas w/ground beef (still deciding on a new recipe to try; want to recommend one?)


Macaroni and Cheese Pizza (recipe coming!), green bean casserole


A potluck that still needs to be completely planned (my fault!); green bean casserole and cranberry sauce are the two I know I'll be making so far...


Biscuit-Crusted Breakfast Pizza (recipe coming!), cooked peas and carrots


Not yet planned, aside from homemade bread; we're having company for dinner and the meal needs to be dairy-free. :)


Smoky Salmon Chowder, cooked peas and carrots

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I make chicken enchiladas with leftover roast chicken.. adding cream cheese and salsa to the mix before I roll them up. I've also added rice and refried beans to the mix. Totally delish!

Ok, I am so curious about the mac and cheese pizza...I must admit, what I'm imagining sounds horrible but I will keep an open mind.;D

Ha ha! :) I guess you'll have to wait and see. :)

I do the same thing as the last commenter! I also add sauteed green and red peppers along with a can of green chilis

i take 2 lbs. ground beef (cooked and drained), and ~1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1 can mild red enchilada sauce. mix together until warm. Fill soft tortillas with mixture~makes about 7-8 grand size tortillas. cover rolled tortillas with 2 additional cans of mild red enchilada sauce, and sprinkle with more shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through. ( I start off with dish covered, but last 15 minutes, i uncover). VERY SIMPLE, but VERY GOOD!!!!

Thank you so much Tammy for inspiring me to fix a nice hot breakfast of the baked apple oatmeal this morning. It really takes little effort and the finished product is delicious and wholesome. I love your recipes and look forward to all future posts and blogs!

Thanks Again,

Thank you, Jazmin! :) I love that baked oatmeal, too... I tend to forget about making it, but when I remember, I make a double batch so we can have it two days! :D It's a nice change from regular oatmeal. :)

What a creative, simple menu! Your recipes are the best. I can't wait to see the new one for macaroni and cheese pizza!

Thanks for the ideas on enchiladas, guys! :) I can't wait to make them... I will probably add some refried beans since I have some freshly-cooked beans I can use (and I love beans)... :)

oh yummm....I need to do that again soon since it was so tasty the last time we made it ... I believe we have a cold front coming through this week so just bookmarked it again!

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