Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu for Jan. 18 - 24 and Easy Chicken & Dumplings

Last weeks menu planning went really well. We all knew exactly what we were going to eat that night, which really takes the stress out of that evening meal. We ended up having leftovers one more night though, so the chili cheese dogs moved to this week. Look at how ambitious I am this week, three new recipes. You can visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for many more menu plans. (My blue hi-lited items below either link to a recipe or I have one posted below)
  • Monday - Chili cheese hot dogs w/chips (This may move again, as Lexi is out of school and we are going shopping in Oklahoma City...FUN!!!!)

  • Tuesday - Ham, Old-Bay Roasted Sweet Potatoes (new-recipe below), broccoli w/cheese

  • Wednesday - Parmesan Chicken Fingers (new), green beans, rice-a-roni

  • Thursday - leftovers

  • Friday - Spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, garlic bread

  • Saturday - Sausage, Broccoli & Noodles (new-recipe below)

  • Sunday - leftovers
Darn it....I ended up with my Chicken and Dumplings (from last week) picture in the wrong spot and I can't move it to the right place! The recipe is below.

Last weeks new recipe was Easy Chicken and Dumplings and it was a keeper (see picture above)! Many of you might already have this recipe and not even know it. It is in the Southern Living Jan. 2010 magazine. Very easy and delicious!

Hope you are all having a great Monday.


Amelia said...

Must say all listed on the menu sounds very great tasting.

Lana said...

Your menu does sound great! I need to try this out!

Libby said...

I really want to try the chicken and dumplings! That is one of my favorite dishes but I have never made it!
Your menu sounds great! Enjoy your shopping with Lexi!

Dawn said...

I've added your chicken recipe to my file! :) I am using my crockpot for an Italian chicken recipe today.

I need to organize myself better and make a weekly dinner menu!

Thanks for sharing.

take care,

Carol said...

You are so organized! This week's menu looks so yummy. I'm going to try the sweet potato recipe!

Enjoy your shopping trip!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh my goodness! We are going to try the Chicken and Dumplings! YUM! Have fun shopping today! I'm hosting a sleepover so I'm not sure what we are going to do today. When are they going to get up? tee hee... Lori

Carrie said...

what a great menu!

What time in dinner lol


SmilingSally said...

You're eating some warm, comfort food. Yum! I haven't tried that crockpot chicken yet, but at least I've bought the ingredients!

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Oh yummy recipes. I am looking for a chicken soup type recipe for Sunday lunch for a family lunch. I may be trying yours.
You have a lovely mosaic of food pics. Yum. Good for you for planning the week like that.
That helps us all..*hugs*
have a lovely day

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Those sweet potatoes look delicious.
Your weekly menu sounds wonderful. Much more interesting than ours!

lagirl/sweet tea said...

Wish I had a big bowl of Chicken & Dumplings right now!

Heather said...

everything sounds yummy! and old bay sweet potatoes? who knew! and i'm from Maryland- we put old bay on everything, LOL.

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Well, aren't you the most organized one? I'm so impressed that you're putting together weekly menus! I used to do that when my children were little and I was a whole lot younger! I'll just take a chili dog - sounds so good! :)
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Berry's Patch said...

It all sounds yummy! I need to get this organized with my recipes. I have a ton of good recipes but they are not organized in a way that lets me get to them quickly. So I end up making the same things each week.

Tamara Jansen said...

I REALLY need to get more organized like you, Darlene. I'm always making something on the fly and it gets a little old, making the same old thing because I haven't planned ahead.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Darlene, well, I would definitely say you are one organized gal. Everything sounds wonderful.

Barb ♥

Debbie @ said...

Ok I have got to try this! Yum...I have a ham in the oven, and your menu looks great. Good job Darlene. I h ope you keep this are inspiring me!
It is pouring rain here and about 30 degrees how are things where you are? We are just staying home...thank goodness and enjoying our fireplace!
Have a wonderful day!

Lorrie said...

I'm so glad to hear the menu planning is going so well Darlene. It is nice to have it all figured out so you don't have to stress.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

My husband would surely love these menus, Darlene. Thanks for sharing. :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I sure appreciate all the recipes you share with us, Darlene. And this whole Menu Planning thing puts me to shame. But, one thing at a time! My next post will show some pics of what I've been up to.
I hope everyone is well in your neck of the woods. : )
Take care,
Mary Lou

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Yum! And very brave to try so many new recipes!
We love dumplings and I found a new recipe for cornbread dumplings. They ought to be good in ham and beans or chili!
Have a great week!
★ Linda

vintage girl at heart said...

You have inspired me/us to plan menus better and try new recipes too. My two grown children and I have been taking turns hosting dinner and it has been fun!!! Plus a break for all of us and money saved!!!
Those dumplins' looked good!!!
How was your shopping trip???

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- those chicken and dumplins sound wonderful, Darlene! In fact everything on the menu does.
I'm glad this seems to be working out so well for you- I still haven't organized my recipes... I need to get on the ball!

jeanne said...

Hi Darlene, I am on my way out to meet Bill for lunch. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Monday too, even though it is Tues. HA!

I am enjoying your fun posts about food and recipes. I don't think I could ever think about what's to eat ahead. I am an off the cuff kind of cook. I am impressed with what you are doing. Left over chicken and dumplings CAN'T be bad. smile.

Love you, Jeanne

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

Yummy is all I can say...Nice to come across your blog.

April said...

Mind if I join you for dinner, Darlene? ;) Boy, does your menu ever sound good!

T.J. said...

Wow, 3 new recipes? You go girl!! If I weren't already making chicken pot pie today, I'd totally have to make the chicken with dumplings. Hmmm, I sense a chicken theme coming on at my house!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Oh girl! What I have been missing!!! Chicken in Dumpllings. I love them!!! Hope your year is off to a good start.

Aleta said...

You're making me wish that I had a menu planned for each day! It all looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

As a northerner, I have to say...Those are NOT dumplings! (OY VEY! The first time I order chicken and dumplings at "Cracker Barrel" I nearly had a heart attack...those are NOT dumplings!

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