Menu Plan Monday

I have been in a cooking rut for awhile now.  I have not been going by my menu plans at all, just throwing something together last minute (often making for a late dinner) and taking any opportunity to eat out.  It is awful, and with Matt leaving town again for work I think it isn't going to solve itself anytime soon.  I am determined to do better this week.

This is from 1 yummy meal I made last week.  Chicken Stuffed Shells with Roasted Asparagus.

Here is a look at our meals for the week.

Monday- Beef Tips with noodles (in the Crock Pot) and Asparagus
Tuesday- Stromboli (these never got made last week, but I did prep them and freeze them so it should be a quick dinner) with Penne.
Wednesday-Stuffed Pork Chops with make ahead mashed potatoes (recipe below) and veggies
Thursday- Make your own pizza night (just the kids and I)
Friday- No Meat, so we are having Shrimp Scampi with Salad
Saturday- Beef and Pepper Fajitas with rice pilaf
Sunday- Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

 Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

4-6 Potatoes (depending on the size)
4 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Sour Cream
3-4 strips of bacon
1/2 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
Green Onion

1.  Peel, Boil, and drain potatoes, then mash and add milk, butter, salt/pepper and sour cream. 
2.  Spread in a sprayed 9x13 in pan and top with cheese and cooked chopped bacon.  Cover and refrigerate. (you can bake them off right away as well.)
3.  Bake in a 350* oven for about 30 minutes until warmed through.  Then uncover add the green onion and bake an additional 5-10 minutes.



  1. looks delish! on my menu plan for tomorrow!

  2. I love mashed potatoes! your recipes and menu sound good! thanks!