Monday, September 15, 2008

New for me

This week, I have decided that I am going to start preparing a menu for us at our house. I think that I have just been inspired to do better at cooking and preparing after reading multiple blogs that include a "menu Monday." Also, I am a little tired of fixing tacos at the last minute because they are quick and let's face it about the easiest thing to make. So, I started today. We were given so many cookbooks for wedding presents and they were all spread out across my bed this morning while I was trying to make some decisions. One was a crock pot cookbook and I am thinking that trying these out on my week to work will be perfect. Tonight we had Marvelous Mini Meatloaves. It was a recipe that Trina had on her blog from last week. They looked good and easy, so I gave it a try. They were great! We have plenty of leftovers too for lunches. Tomorrow, when I get home, I will start Tuscan Chicken with Wild Rice in the crock pot. Wed night we are going to have some Chicken Parmesan, Thurs I am meeting some girls from my last semester small group for a "reunion," so Kent will just have to fend for himself. Fri night I have planned Hamburger Steaks and Hashbrown Casserole. I am not planning for the weekend because Kent loves to grill out for game days, so I will leave that to him. I had planned on making my first trip to Aldi today after I went to the movies in Bessemer with Heather. I apparently lost direction and headed the wrong way and didn't realize it until I was 10 miles in the other direction. With gas prices, I didn't turn around and just headed to Publix. I got everything I needed except for the hashbrowns. They only had the ones that had peppers and onions already in them, and I need plain ones. I spent just under $40. I am pretty excited to see how this will work out.


Trina said...

Thanks for the link love. I am so glad you liked them. I did too and I will be making them again :)

Please share your experience with how this works out. Would love to hear.

I made chicken alfredo last week but haven't posted it yet. This week (well the last few weeks have been nuts for us with my MIL being ill).

Terri said...

I need to start doing this also. A typical day in our household is as follows:
4:05: son comes home and calls hubby asking 'what's for dinner'. dunno, ask mom.
4:15: call to mom which results in me saying "I forgot to lay anything out"
4:30. stopping by somewhere to get meats or fast food.

I suck.