Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekly Menu Plan

Last week's menu was kind of a bust - for various reasons we didn't really follow it much at all and ended up scrambling to find something for dinner most nights. Hopefully this week will be better!

Saturday - We'll be going out mid-afternoon for a relative's wedding reception (I'm not sure what it's called exactly; they got married out of the country and are having a party here for everyone who couldn't make the trip).

Sunday - I'm planning on a big cooking day that'll give lots of yummy leftovers. I've never made a recipe by Guy Fieri before, but I'm going to try two of his - Braised Pork Ribs and Italian Sausage over pasta, and a great looking Italian Deli Salad.

Monday - Durkee's chicken, because it sounds really easy.

Tuesday - Tortilla soup. I'm hoping to use some of the chicken leftover from Monday, assuming the flavors work (I've never had Durkee's sauce before so I'm not 100% sure it'll work).

Wednesday - Out to dinner with some in-laws who will be in town. No idea where we're going.

Thursday - Homemade pizza.

Friday - L won't be home for dinner, so I'll just eat whatever leftovers I can find.


Mandy said...

I've never heard of Durkees before, now I'll be on the lookout for it!

Sandra said...

Great menu :)

My Menu Plan

Renee said...

@ mandy - I found it near the mayo, if that helps you.

@ sandry - Thanks!

Sherry said...

Great looking menu! :D The ribs and tortilla soup sound scrumptious!!

Have a great week!

Briana @ Bargain Briana said...

Yummm...tortilla soup!

I seem to have a hard time sticking to my plans too!

Anonymous said...

The pork ribs and sausage pasta look yummy!

Mandi said...

Ooh, the braised pork ribs... yummy! And I'm doing tortilla soup this week too! Hope yours is good!

Renee said...

Thanks for visiting!

After making the braised pork ribs I think it's not quite worth the trouble; it was good, but not THAT good if that makes sense. The salad was terrific though and was easy to put together, so I'd definitely make it again.

The Durkee's chicken was very easy, and L loved it, though I thought it was just ok. We had it with baked potatoes and I thought that was a good side (we're not crazy about rice). I'll definitely use the leftover chicken in tortilla soup; I think it'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit late commenting about the menus this week but yours sure does look good. I'm trying to do do homemade pizza at least once a month as we all love it and w/an extremely picky eater in the house that is really saying something.