Monday, October 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - thrifty and easy

I'm late today getting this posted but I had to be at work at 7:30 this morning and had a very long work day. Oh well, as they say, 'Better late than never!'.

This week we're once again concentrating on thrifty meals. We usually do that but since I soon have to pay the other half of the dental crowns being made for me, this week's dinners will focus on what we have on hand.

Sunday night we had leftover Chili Corn Chip Pie with tossed salad. I love that dish when it's set for awhile and gotten kind of soft. It's also easy to chew!

Beef and Vegetable Soup was on the menu for tonight but my man person decided he wanted something else so he went to Burger King while I was at the chiropractor's office and got us a couple of sandwiches and we split an order of fries. Waaaay too high in carbs but a nice treat it was.

Tuesday night we'll have the soup with tossed salad and popovers or maybe I'll use my new toy I got from Cook's Choice today. It's their new loaf bowl and I can't wait to try it! I can make the loaf bowl with a hearty bread recipe and put the soup in it. Yummy!

Here's the new toy:

Cook's Choice Loaf Bowl

By the way, if you want one of these loaf bowls, watch the Cook's Choice site. The loaf bowl will be available in a day or two for $14.95 and that includes a small but nice color cookbook with plenty of ideas for using the three Better Baker bowls from Cook's Choice. As usual, if you have questions about the loaf bowl or any of their products just call them. They give some of the best customer service I've ever seen.

The rest of the week we'll have, in no particular order:

Beef Pie made from thickened Beef and Vegetable Soup and served with spinach and tossed salad

Slow Cooked Swiss Steak, Carne Picada Style with tossed salad, green beans, and steamed carrots

Salad night with biiiig salads we so love

Breakfast, more than likely sweet turkey italian sausages and eggs with a low carb tortilla or some low carb lavash bread

And that's it for the week! For more menu ideas, make sure you look at Menu Plan Monday. In fact, don't just look - participate!


ahorne said...

That is such a cool pan. I never would have guessed what it was without some kind of explanation. :)
We love breakfast for dinner here too.... so homey and comforting... and EASY.

CookinsForMe said...

I think the pan will be a big hit! I'm really looking forward to using mine and will post an entry about it, of course. :)

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

What a great menu, and I'm loving your new toy, thanks for the tip!