Friday, February 11, 2011

Menu: Week of February 14-20

On Monday we returned to Denver after 11 days in Montana visiting family and friends. My kids got to play with their cousins, I reconnected with old friends, and we all said goodbye to a dear brother/uncle who just left for two years to serve a mission in Brazil.

Hannah (in the background) playing with her cousin Jane
It was wonderful. The only downside is I feel like I've been spending the several days since then playing catch-up: on the blog, the housework, and the laundry. Oh, the laundry...

So last week's menu plan never really came to fruition. I made a couple of the recipes here and here but I never got around to making the shopping list for the blog. So I am re-working that menu plan to use this week, complete with a shopping list.

Some of the recipes for this week's menu plan already have links and others I will add the links as we go, as usual. As usual, I'm linking up with I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

Meatless Monday: Jamaican Rice and Peas - a vegetarian dish, you might want to serve this with a roast and gravy if you are opposed to meatless fare

Tuesday: Cheesy Green Chile Chicken and Zesty JalapeƱo Corn Muffins 

Wednesday: Garlic Chicken Stir-fry 

Thursday: Leftover/Takeout Night

Friday: White Chicken Pizza 

Saturday: Parmesan Pasta with Meat Sauce - My husband requested this favorite recipe from his mom

Sunday: Crock Pot Ribs and Mashed Potatoes - I want my baby back, baby back, baby back...

Family Night Treat: Sugar Cookies - in honor of Valentine's Day, have fun decorating these with your loved ones

What do you say? Ready for a yummy week? Let's get shopping!

The amounts listed here are for a family of 3-4. If you are feeding a larger family, double the amounts that are asterisked. For Menu Plan Explanation, click here. For all of my menu plans, click here.

printable shopping list

white sugar
corn meal
powdered sugar (1 bag)
baking powder
baking soda
olive oil
soy sauce
sesame oil
coriander seeds
taco seasoning
crushed red pepper
*8 oz penne pasta (or whatever you have on hand)
*1 can kidney beans
*1 can coconut milk
1 can artichoke hearts in water
1 can corn
*1 can whole green chilies
*2 cans of beef broth, or 4 tsp beef bouillon granules
*sun-dried tomatoes in oil (1/4 cup)
1 can dr. pepper (not diet)
1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray's)

*2 bunches scallions (green onions) - 3 if doubling
potatoes (your favorite kind for mashed potatoes, in the amount you need for one meal for your family)
1 head garlic
1 red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch cilantro
1 jalapeno
*1 lime (or 1 Tbsp lime juice)
3 sticks butter
8 oz sour cream
1 egg
milk (about 2 cups needed)
*8 oz shredded Italian blend cheese (mozzarella, provolone, romano, parmesan, asiago, etc)
*4 oz mozzarella (block form)
*1 1/2 lb chicken breast
*4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 rack of baby back ribs
*1 lb ground beef


  1. Looking forward to the chicken and the pizza. Maybe I will make sugar cookies and wow my kids!

    Your site has been a God-send!


  2. LOVE that picture of Hannah and Jane! They do look like cousins. :) VERY cute little girls.

  3. Love the pic- what cuties. Your menus look like things we would enjoy- I found you on MPM. I have to put your chicken w/chilis in my rotation soon- thank you for sharing. :)

  4. Your menu for the week looks really good. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great Valentines Day!

  5. That green chili chicken sounds so good! I'll have to try that one soon!