Menu Plan Monday – April 21

by Marcy on April 21, 2008 · 0 comments

Where does time go?! I can’t believe it is Monday already and time for a new menu plan!

As for last week, we didn’t do all that great when it came to sticking to our plan. We ate out twice, and I switched a few other things around as well. We did try two new things which were great. Instead of BBQ chicken, I marinated chicken in Italian Salad Dressing & a little bit of Soy Sauce and grilled it. It was yummy (thanks to my friend “S” for the idea!). We also marinated boneless pork chops in Dale’s Sauce (thanks to my friend “K” for the tip about the sauce) and grilled those and they were great too. I love spring and summer…it is so nice to be able to grill out again!

Here is our menu for this week. Again, nothing too exciting, but I’m hoping we’ll stick to it anyway! Have a great week! :-)

Monday – Eat out or from the freezer

Tuesday – Crumb-Coated Ranch Chicken, Noodles & Veggies (chicken recipe below)

Wednesday – Sirloin Steak, Baked Potatoes & Veggies

Thursday – Spaghetti & Salad

Friday – Grilled Bacon Burgers, Salad (recipe below) & Strawberry Shortcake (we are having family over)

Saturday – Eating out for our wedding anniversary (any tips for great places to eat in Cincinnati? If so, please leave a comment because I would love some advice!)

Sunday – Baked Mac & Cheese that I didn’t make last week! (recipe in this post)
For some menu plan inspiration, be sure to check out I’m an Organizing Junkie!

Crumb-Coated Ranch Chicken from Taste of Home Simple & Delicious

2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
2 cups coarsely crushed cornflakes
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)

Pour salad dressing into a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Dip chicken in dressing, then coat with crumb mixture. Place in a greased shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear.Yield: 4 servings.
Grilled Bacon Burgers from Taste of Home Simple & Delicious

1 egg
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
5 bacon strips
5 hamburger buns, split Leaf lettuce, tomato slices and onion slices, optional
In a small bowl, combine the egg, cheese, onion, soy sauce, ketchup and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into five patties. Wrap a bacon strip around each; secure with a toothpick. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Discard toothpicks. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion if desired.

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