Sunday, June 6, 2010

Meal Plan 6/7-6/13

Previous Week (meal plan 5/31-6/6)

Meal Plans are wonderful, but life happens. Here is a review of last week's eats and how it all turned out. 

Monday afternoon was spent at the in laws eating BBQ and laughing with the family. Dessert was my domain. The chocolate chip cookies were outrageous served them with homemade vanilla ice cream. My only regret was giving most of them away.

Tuesday, Betty Crapper struck again when she attempted corn tortillas. Unfortunately, I didn't do my research before attempting the tortillas. The tortillas were quite dry and soaked up much of the delicious homemade enchilada sauce. I can't wait to try them again. I will master the humble corn tortilla. I hope.

Wednesday's baked ziti was quite plain. I need to find a tastier recipe. Any suggestions?

At least the whole wheat bread turned out fantastic. I love the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. Don't you?

I loved Thursday's fresh corn soup with roasted corn guacamole. I'm so glad my husband found the recipe. I served the soup with leftover chicken enchiladas. I had to pour great quantities of water into my baking dish to make the corn tortillas pliable. The water worked it's magic and the enchiladas were salvaged.

Friday's homemade pepperoni pizza was excellent. I made enough dough for three crusts. Two pizza dough balls are now hanging out in my freezer. Lucky me!

I added ricotta cheese to my usual pizza toppings (pepperoni, red onion, and mozzarella) and loved it. You can never have too much cheese. 

Saturday, I ended up eating a waffle with maple syrup for dinner. I was extraordinarily tired after my nine month old decided to party from 1 to 3 AM the previous night.

Sunday, my family came over with pizza for a late lunch. I also made brownies. I ate so much I couldn't contemplate dinner. Meatloaf will have to wait until tomorrow.

Meal Plan

Monday: meatloaf and buttermilk mashed potatoes
Tuesday: peach chicken with brown rice
Wednesday: picadillo with white rice
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: beef manicotti, ciabatta bread, and salad
Saturday: Dinner at my mother's
Sunday: homemade pepperoni pizza

I reserve the right to make substitutions and deletions due to laziness.

Baking/Sweets Wish List
(all homemade of course)

One of my childhood friends had a baby last week. When I asked her what baked yumminess she wanted, she requested my 
carrot cake. It was her father's favorite. 
If you are in need of further inspiration, check out the weekly Menu Plan Monday post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie


  1. Good Morning!! Love the waffle for dinner...:) Would love a recipe to make bread. I saw some really cool bread makers in the store the other day and thought about how nice the house smells with freshly baked bread. Pizza and brownies lookd delish!!!! Can't wait to see your Peach chicken tomorrow.

  2. I love your totally make me laugh. Everything looks so yummy, too! I'm your newest Have a great week!

    Your neighbor Julie at

  3. Oh, I adore manicotti! I've never made it though... need to put that on the list. :) Your pizza picture made my tummy rumble... I love ricotta on pizza. I am in complete agreement... you simply cannot have too much cheese.

  4. Great blog.. everything looks and sounds delish!

  5. I want to try your cookie recipe. They look so good!

  6. mmmm...I wish I had smell-a-vision :)

  7. It looks like a tasty week. And I love how the brownies followed up the 1-3am wake up call. If Andrew did that to me, I'd be needing a brownie to get through the day as well!

  8. Rappin' About Scrappin', mmmm bread. I have to make more. You don't need a bread machine to make bread. We'll talk. I'll try and remember to take pictures of the peach chicken and write it up later in the week.

    Julie, laughing is a great thing. thanks for following. I appreciate it.

    JessieLeigh, manicotti is easy. I usually use the recipe on the back of the box for cheese manicotti. You should try it. I'll try and take pictures of the manicotti this week. No promises I'll be able to post that one this week.

    Victoria, thank you!

    Sheena and Seanna, If you make the cookies, let me know how they turn out for you. Thanks for the visit.

    Lindy Leigh, smell-a-vision would be great.

    julie, those brownies helped ease my grumpiness.

  9. We love our three cheese ziti -- maybe that will meet your tastes :)

  10. Thank you SnoWhite. I just visited your lovely blog and saved your recipe. Looks interesting with the carrot puree and spinach. I'll let you know what I think when I try it.

  11. Those cookies looked wonderful and your meals for the rest of the week look mighty tasty. How about chili mac for a change. It's packed with flavor. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  12. Yes those cookies look delicious.

    I'm all for waffles anytime of the day.

    You have one yummy meal plan!

  13. Great blog. I love waffles especially for dinner

  14. Love your recap. Don't worry I am not master at making corn tortillas either, I actually broke my tortilla press, and trust me I am not that strong, so I had to roll them out and though they tasted great, they weren't very pretty.