Sunday, December 12, 2010

On the Menu

I'm trying to get back to regular meal planning. Most of our activities are over for the month, so I'm hoping we can enjoy many family meals together while Jesse is home from college. Since he is no longer a vegetarian, he says he wants beef. Hilarious. We don't really eat that much red meat here ourselves, but I found a couple of things to put on the menu for the upcoming week.

Pioneer Woman's Beef with Snow Peas
Meatloaf (I make this up as I go along but it's a lot like Pioneer Woman's without the bacon)
General Tso's Chicken (I double the sauce on this)
Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes
Baked Potato Soup

We're also going to start out baking frenzy this week. We'll be making chocolate truffle cookies, sugar cookies, and oatmeal cranberry-white chocolate cookies. We may get to some others by the end of the week.

I'm going recipe hunting this week. I haven't been in a while, and I'm beginning to tire of our same old menu items.


  1. Your menu sounds delicious. I will have to give your General Tso's recipe a try; my hubby loves Chinese food! Enjoy your time with your son home!

  2. Hi! I saw your comment on Jessica's blog Teaching Moments.

    This is my first year homeschooling and I also work part-time as a librarian which now that we are hsing ends up being 2 evenings. I love to cook and was always pretty proud of the fact that we all ate together most nights, but now I don't have the energy & time to plan meals. So this post really struck home...I want to try that General Tso's chicken! And those chocolate truffle cookies!

  3. That is one of my favorite General Tso recipes!

    Now to pontificate about meatloaf. Meatloaf should always have at least two kinds of ground meat in it; otherwise, it is a ground beef loaf. No? :D

    We have used everything from ground lamb to sage sausage. Although I have never mixed those two together...


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