Last week's menu didn't go quite as planned. I am happy to report that I did FINALLY make the chicken and dumplings, which has been appearing on the menu for months now, but somehow never made it to the table. It's an extremely time-consuming dish (takes about three hours if I start with a whole chicken), which probably explains that!
Thursday we were supposed to have bean and rice casserole, but I needed to make it Wednesday night and completely forgot, so we had leftover meatloaf instead. Friday we were supposed to have jambalaya, but I just didn't feel like it, so we had kielbasa and cabbage.
Sometimes I look at our menu and marvel at how little processed food we eat these days. Other than the occasional ingredient such as a can of soup or veggies, most of what I cook is from scratch. Don't get me wrong, we're not gung ho real foodies, additive- and dye-free or anything like that, and we still eat boxed macaroni and cheese for lunch sometimes (almost always Annie's) but it's been a loooooong time since I broke open a box of Hamburger Helper or those horrible all-in-one boxed meals I used to make after a long day at work. Our schedule just isn't conducive to convenience like that these days. I think we're better off because of it.
Anyway, here's what's on tap for this week.
Sunday: We went out to Chevy's (loving their cheap guacamole Sundays!)
Monday: Buttermilk Chicken
Tuesday: hamburger casserole
Wednesday: chicken enchiladas
Friday: bean/rice casserole (the one I didn't make last week!).
Hope everyone has a great week! And don't forget to visit Menu Plan Mondays at orgjunkie.com for tons of fabulous menu ideas from families all over the world!