Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 16

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 2/15/2009 07:03:00 PM | | 3 comments »

Go see the menu plans mega list at Orgjunkie's weekly Menu Plan Monday linkup. You'll find tons of ideas!

It's another busy week here; my Troop's Girl Scout cookies are in and we've got lots of work to do in getting them out to our customers. Everyone at my house (including *yours truly*) is getting over the strain of the flu that our flu vaccines last fall didn't cover, so I've got plenty of food on hand from last week to plan my menu.


Spaghetti & Meatballs + Salad
(Nothing fancy; Ragu sauce + Armour Meatballs a la Crockpot)


Grilled Chicken with Black Bean & Corn Salsa over Mixed Salad

(The Black Bean and Corn Salsa is easy to make with canned ingredients you have on hand; you can even skip the chopped cilantro and extra spices if you've got jarred salsa on hand to mix in instead. I also like to use Ranch dressing on top and some crushed corn chips - whatever I have in my pantry.)


Meatloaf + Twice-Baked Potatoes + Valley Fresh Steamers veggies


Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese and Smoked Sausage + Salad


Pepperoni Stuffed Pizza Biscuits + Carrot & Celery Sticks


FREE NIGHT - seriously busy day of activities, so we'll probably clean out the leftovers.


CopyCat White Castle Burgers+ Savory Oven French Fries with Salad


I've posted the grocery list needed for this menu plan as a GoogleDoc; find it here. You should be able to print it right from your browser.

If you see that I missed any ingredients, please drop a comment or email me; I'll revise the document as soon as possible.

Be sure to come back on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, for my weekly feature Let's Go Krogering! I'll show you the deals + coupon matchups I found for my menu plan at my local Kroger so you can get 'em, too!

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  1. The Fat Dietitian // February 16, 2009 5:38 AM  

    I want to come over for dinner on Sunday! Have a great week...

  2. Dawn // February 16, 2009 5:56 AM  

    The meatloaf recipe sounds yummy! Thanks!

  3. Marianne Thomas // February 16, 2009 6:09 PM  

    The FD: I've made that copycat White Castle recipe before and they are GOOD!! And just the right size for kids. YUM!!

    Dawn: The meatloaf is very good -- especially sliced cold and fixed as a sandwich the next day.

    Thanks for commenting!