Monday, March 8, 2010

Menu for March 8 - 12 and Review of Last Week's New Recipes.....

Be sure to visit I'm An Organizing Junkie for hundreds more menus for the week.  Here is our menu for the week.  Reminder blue names are linked to a recipe.  I don't have a firmly set menu this week because we will be using up leftovers before leaving on our trip on Saturday March 13.  I kind of got off the menu last week too, though I made everthing, just not on the set day.
*Monday - Leftover Baked Ziti Casserole
*Tuesday - Leftover Meatloaf and Can't Mess it Up Corny Casserole
*Wednesday -Tuna Noodle Skillet (new recipe)
*Thursday - Leftovers (either Baked Ziti or Tuna Noodle Skillet)
*Friday - Depending if everything has been eaten - Grilled chicken, baked potato
*Saturday - Leave for vacation.....WOOHOO!!!!
Review of new recipes from last week.

Hashbrown Casserole - Delicious, thanks Joanna!
Can't Mess It Up Corny Casserole - Love it.  Very much like one I already make but it has cream cheese instead of sour cream.
Baked Ziti Casserole - Pretty good, I thought it could use a bit more spaghetti sauce (creamier) but Alan and Lexi LOVED it!  It is very much like a simple lasagna but with ziti noodles instead of lasagna noodles. The only thing I did different from the recipe was I added Italian seasoning in the ricotta mixture.

The countdown to Spring break vacation has begun.♥


Libby said...

I know that you are ready to hit the road!
Have a great week!

Lana said...

Everytime I see your menu plan, I want to try one but I never do! I don't know how good I'd be at actually sticking to it!

Kerin said...

Good Morning Darlene!
Wow, once again, you have a great menu for the week! I am thinking that I might make mini meatloaves. We'll see.
What is a good variety of hydrangea? I haven't ever planted hydrangea before, but have thought about planting a variety called "snow queen". My sister has had luck with this variety in Idaho, and the winters there are similar to ours in Utah. I need one that is really , really hardy!
This winter we got clobbered with snow. Last winter wasn't as wet, but so much colder. Sometimes we have -20+ temps. Do you think a hydrangea could handle the cold? From what I have studied, the snow queen is good for zones 5-9. Technically, we are a 5a. But, I always try to plant hardy plants that can thrive in zone 4. Let me know what you think about hydrangeas.
So excited for you and your upcoming vacation!
Don't forget, take lots of pictures!

Amelia said...

Not many days until you all head out for spring break...who is the most excited? Enjoy yourselves.

Marilyn said...

I'm so impressed. Your meals sound and look delicious. Love reading your reviews too. Enjoy.

Joanna said...

Glad you enjoyed the hashbrown casserole!! : )

T.J. said...

Cool- I was waiting to see your follow up post about the hashbrown and corn casseroles. Now with great reviews, I am so going to try it!!Can't believe the trip is so close- get packing, girl!

April said...

You really inspire me, Darlene...sure wish I could get my act together like you! I know you're excited about hitting the slopes...hope you have great weather!

Ramona said...

Hey there my Friend ~

I swear I can smell these meals baking in your home...delicious.

Isn't fun to have a vacation to look forward to? How fun!

Have a great week...and what time is dinner?

Smiles ~ Ramona

Rambling Girl said...

Vacation...woohoo! I am so ready to go somewhere also.

I am so loving your menu weeks...keep it coming and share the new recipes...I think I am going to try the bake ziti and the corn caserole sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

I so like that as you are heading out for vacation that most of your meals this week are leftovers. I know it will help you prepare for vacation. WOO HOO! Enjoy.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Whooo HOOOO! Spring break and skiing!!! I bet you all are really excited!

One more week!


SmilingSally said...

Tuna casserole is the one dish my husband will not try. Poor thing; he was raised to eat only Italian food and this seems to offend him. LOL

Julie Harward said...

The vacation part sound real good to me! Have fun! :D

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
I loved seeing the beautiful pictures from the Daddy Daughter dance. What a lovely event.
I am excited for your vacation. Not long now.

Life is good! said...

well get your dang leftovers eaten so you can leave on your wonderful vacation! have fun!!!!!!!!!!!1

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love it that you figure left overs in on your menu. I love them because I hate to waste food and because I get a night off not having to cook!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I've been craving ziti lately. It's off my diet, but boy, it sounds good!


Sheila :-)

Debbie @ said...

HI Darlene, by the way I enjoyed the pictures of Lexi and daddy for the dance. So sweet and precious...loved that! I like your menu this week. We are having shepherds pie tonite...without the sheep....shepherd...get it? Haha...ok...
Love your menu...and I bet hubby is enjoying all of this too! My hubby is liking that I want to cook more...
have a great evening my friend!

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Oh I like the sound of the meatloaf and corny casserole. That sounds like a Friday night kind of meal for me...mmmmml...
thank you for the review of the foods from last week. More ideas.
How are you liking following a total week plan?
have a lovely evening

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I made that Baked Ziti Casserole tonight after seeing it on your menu list from last week. We all LOVED it. I used a lot of extra sauce and it worked out great.


~ Sarah

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Darlene~
I like the idea of lasagna only simpler! :) I am definitely going to check out that blog you mentioned with the weekly menus... And how fun that you guys get to go on vacation! I hope you have a blast! :)