Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday Menu

Welcome back to another Monday Menu!  We are glad you are here.

Remember, this is what my family is actually eating for the week and are planned with kids in mind.  Simplicity is the key, you will not find many fancy things here.  For years I tried to keep up with the Joneses and then I realized there was no reason to try to impress anyone, especially my own family, with dinner.  It is more about sustenance and family time, and less about fancy ingredients and meals no one likes.

So this week, here is what we have cooking-

Monday- Orange- honey Teriyaki Chicken

Tuesday- Scalloped ham and potatoes (slow cooker)

Wednesday- Chicken Lo Mein

Thursday- Chicken in Wine sauce- (slow cooker)

Friday- Out to eat

Saturday- Farmer's casserole

Sunday- Cheeseburger Soup

Let's talk savings for a minutes before I give you a recipe from last week's meal plan.

  • You may notice that often we plan chicken meals twice a week.  (I know, this week is three)  The reason for this is simple.  I buy a large package of chicken from the commissary (you can find them at Sam's Club as well) and then immediately bring it home and slice each breast in half and then freeze those in portions that fit our family.  One, it saves money and two, it gives you a more reasonable sized chicken breast that is also faster and easier to cook.  So in theory, each large pack of chicken I buy feeds us for four meals.  
  • I also found THE deal of the year recently when I bought an entire 10 pound bag of diced ham for $10.  (Notice the scalloped ham and potatoes and the framers casserole in the menu!)  I freeze the ham in two cup servings and then use in simple casseroles, for breakfast meals, and even in fried rice!  It will last us for a long time and saves a HUGE amount of money as well!
  • Be on the lookout for your local sales and stock up on meat when you see it at good prices.  Then plan your menu around what you have in the freezer.  Make sure you freeze things in family-sized portions to make it easier to pull out and use. 
  • You will also notice that we have started doing soups or sandwiches for most Sundays.  Easy for me who needs a break, and cost effective because let's face it, most soups are pretty inexpensive to make.  It's a win win, especially in the fall and winter seasons. 
Ok, so there are my helpful hints for the week.  You are welcome! ;)  And here is your recipe for the week- better get out there soon before it is too cold to grill out!


Honey Chicken Skewers


  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 3 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts, cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate chicken in sauce.
  3. Put chicken on skewers and cook on grill 6-8 minutes, basting with sauce.
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