Monday, February 21, 2011

Menu 2-21

We tried homemade Tomato Soup for the first time on Monday. While it was tasty, it will not be a repeated meal here. Someday I would like to try making another variation of homemade tomato soup. It was a fun recipe to make, as I had never roasted tomatoes or used my blender for something like that. Our daughter enjoyed watching the blender in action as well.
The Cream Cheese Rigatoni, once again, did not disappoint. Time and again this is a favorite in our house. Our daughter especially loves this dish.
Wednesday was the first time I personally made the Sesame Chicken. We've had it quite a few times but my husband has always made it. I was pleased with how easy it was to make.
Thursday night we went to Olive Garden for our Belated Valentine's Day. I got my usual Cheese Ravioli but my husband tried something new, Shrimp & Crab Tortelli Romana, which he really enjoyed.

Pizza night this week was BBQ Chicken, probably my favorite kind of pizza. Delicious!
The experiment of Eggs in Rolls for brunch was a tremendous success. They turned out great and we all enjoyed them.
The recipes for Cream Cheese Rigatoni, Sesame Chicken, BBQ Chicken Pizza and Eggs in Rolls will be coming this week.

I was having a hard time putting together this week's menu. It just wasn't coming easily for me. Thankfully, all of a sudden, things just fell into place and now we have a menu that sounds pretty good.
  • Monday: Soup Night! Lasagna Soup: This looks delicious and hearty. I'm going to make a few substitutions based on what I have on hand.
  • Tuesday: Tacos: We have tortillas that need to be used and meat that's cooked and waiting so tacos seemed like a good choice. I'm missing some spices to make my own taco seasoning so we'll be using the packaged stuff.
  • Wednesday: Bunsteads: This is a recipe from my grandma's church cookbook that we grew up with. Now, I've introduced it to my husband and daughter and they both love it as well.
  • Thursday: Apple Onion Cider Chicken with some sort of Sweet Potato: I love apples and onions together and can't wait to try this. For the sweet potatoes-well, sad to say, I've never used a raw sweet potato before but that will be changing this week. Not sure exactly what I'm going to do yet though.
  • Friday: Pizza Night! Burrito Pizza: We've had this once before and enjoyed it but have some tweaks to try this time.
  • Saturday Brunch: Pancakes: It's time for the good ole standby.
  • Sunday: Leftovers
Visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu ideas.


  1. Sounds like a great meal plan! Our Fridays are pizza nights too!

    Have a wonderful week!


  2. Mmmmmm - love pancakes for dinner!!
    I make my own tomato soup - hope you find a good recipe. Once you find a quick and easy one you love you'll NEVER buy canned soup again :)
    Happy Monday!!

  3. Yum!!! Love your menu. That lasagna soup looks amazing. I will be trying it! I'm popping over from MPM and now a new follower! :-)

  4. Your menu looks good. We love pancakes at dinner, especially with fresh fruit and real whipped cream :) Your lasagna soup looks yummy, I might try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I just used raw sweet potatoes for the first time a couple weeks ago. Yummy! And I love the apple/onion combo too. I might have to try that one.