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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the Table

It's Tuesday! Time for this week's menu plan. Last week was the first week in a very long time that I actually made everything on the menu plan. I think I can say hands down the black and blue steak sandwiches were our favorite! Kelvin and I loved them so much that we made them again for lunch on Sunday after licking the plates on Saturday evening. :) The curried chicken and coconut rice turned out great too. I threw it all together before we left for Luke's concert that evening, and popped in the oven. Have you ever used the cook timer function on your oven? You might not realize you even have that function. I ignored the extra buttons on my oven for a long time, but y'all, that function is AWESOME! You set how long you want the dish to cook, set the temp, set the starting time, and then go, and the oven does the work for you. Suh-weet! SO, when we got home from the concert, dinner was ready. Love that.

Carleigh looked at our menu plan for this week and said I picked a winner. She like every day. Love that too. :) Here it is...

Monday- pizza and salad...because some days you just need to throw a frozen pizza or two in the oven, for cryin' out loud. ;) We had salad to go with it and some yogurt for dessert. Everybody was happy. I like happy.

Tuesday- Quesadillas- the options are limitless. Just toss whatever you like between two tortillas with some cheese and cook in a skillet or quesadilla maker until the tortillas are browned and the cheese is melted. Cut and top with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole or whatever your heart desires.

Wednesday- Cheeseburger wraps. The kids are tickled pink about these. It's the little things, y'all. I'll probably cut up some fruit to serve alongside the wraps, and maybe some Kettle Salt and Pepper chips too.

Thursday- Taco Soup There are meellion and one different recipes for taco soup. Taco soup is one of those things that you can add or take away according to your liking. I LOVE soup. I wish my family liked it as much.

Friday- Dinner with friends. I think we're going to grill some steak and make the black and blue steak sandwiches again. :) They were a WINNER! I'll be searching Pinterest for a good appetizer and dessert. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below. 

Saturday- YOYO (you're on your own)

Sunday- Sausage and potatoes this is a's quick and easy and good. I like to add carrots too.

Today, a friend of mine came over for our therapy session lunch. I'm so thankful for my friends. I made black bean and tuna salad. Last week before I went to the store, the pantry and refrigerator were both pretty bare. It was lunch time, and I was assessing my options. There was a can of tuna and a can of black beans in the pantry. I Googled "black beans and tuna" and the recipe above popped up. It has become my favorite new quick meal. There are endless possibilities! You could serve it over mixed greens like I did, or in a pita pocket, or in a wrap or just eat it right out of the bowl! I left out the onions, because I didn't have any, but more importantly, because unlike my little man, Luke, I'm not a big fan of raw onions. I also added chopped jalapenos instead of green chilies. It's a good thing!


So, what's on your menu this week? Do you have a favorite throw-down recipe you like to make for guests? Click on the comment section below and do tell!

Have a great week!

I'm Linking to the Organizing Junkie's Menu Planning Monday. Click the link for more menu plans.
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