Monday, October 22, 2007

Menu Plan Monday!

Happy Monday everyone, this is what's on the menu for this week. As always remember that some days I switch meals around or end up not making them if something comes up, but for the most part I stick to everything on here INCLUDING breakfast and lunch.

If you're interested in playing along or just checking out what everyone is cooking, run on over to "I'm an Organizing Junkie".

I've recently picked up a LOT of new cookbooks so I'll be trying some new recipes again this week.

BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, toast, Milk
LUNCH: Hotdogs
DINNER: Chicken with green peppers

BREAKFAST: Breakfast Smoothies, Oatmeal
LUNCH: Tuna Salad
DINNER: Beef Curry

BREAKFAST: Cereal, Juice
LUNCH: Grilled cheese and tomato
DINNER: Johnny Marzetti

BREAKFAST: Pumpkin Pancakes
LUNCH: Crab Salad
DINNER: Slow cooker Beef Stroganoff

BREAKFAST: Cinnamon French Toast
LUNCH: Sandwiches, Fruit
DINNER: Ham Tettrazini (I use this recipe and just substitute the ham for the chicken)

BREAKFAST: Vanilla Waffles with Boysenberry Sauce
LUNCH: Bratwurst w/ Fries
DINNER: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

BREAKFAST: Bacon, Sausage, Eggs
LUNCH: Clean out the fridge lunch...whatever is leftover
DINNER: Homemade Pizza


Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground cloves
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup Apple NESTLÉ JUICY JUICE All Natural 100% Juice
* 2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
* 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
* 1 large egg
* Frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch-round cake pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in medium bowl; stir well. Combine Juicy Juice and molasses in separate medium bowl; stir well.

BEAT sugar and shortening in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin and egg. Alternately beat in flour mixture and juice mixture at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Cut into wedges. Serve with dollop of whipped topping.

NOTE: A 9 x 5-inch loaf pan may be used in place of 9-inch-round cake pan. Increase bake time to 70 to 75 minutes.


  1. oh sandra.all the recipes look oh so yummy,thanks for posting them all.I'm going to make the pumpkin gingerbread cake with mckenna this afternoon.

  2. Sandra, It looks like you spend most of your day in the kitchen! Three full yummy meals every day! Such a good wife and mom!

    I'm going to try out that ham tetrazini next week! I'm making one of your recipes tonight! I'm posting about it right now.


  3. Can I hire you to be my personal chef?!? ;) I wish I had more time to cook up such lovely meals but sad to say that I spend more time away from the house than most people. Hard to find time to whip something extravagant together.

  4. Your menu plan sounds sooooo good! I'll be back to book mark some of those wonderful recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Wow, another awesome set of meals! I just love reading what you have planned for breakfast and lunch too! Save some of that stroganoff and tetrazzini for me, please :)

    Have a wonderful week!