Our Abbreviated Menu, 8/3

We’re taking off on a mini-vacation this week (if you can call me-traipsing-a-small-city-with-three-children-while-hubby-is-at-meetings-all-day a vacation) so our menu plan is a bit abbreviated. However, I’ve included some links to great recipes for the meals we are eating at home!

Sunday, 8/3

  • French Toast made with homemade potato bread (Finally! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for weeks. It was tasty, but next time I’ll double it. I only got one piece after my tiny savages had their fill.)
  • grilled steak/chicken Cobb salad
  • home-style ribs (awesome crock pot recipe), calico squash casserole (a new recipe for me — turned out great! — still enjoying zucchini and squash from friends’ gardens)

Home-Style Ribs

  • 4-5 lbs. pork ribs (we use country-style)
  • 1 med. onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Place 1/2 of ribs in a crock pot; top with 1/2 onion. Repeat layers. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over all. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until ribs are tender.

Monday, 8/4

  • oatmeal with raisins
  • toasted turkey and cheese, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, smoothies
  • zucchini parmesean (new to me), homemade bread

Tuesday, 8/5

  • deluxe scrambled eggs, banana crumb muffins (our favorite banana muffin, I make them with 3/4 c. whole wheat flour and 3/4 c. unbleached white flour)
  • crispy baked chicken strips, cheesy zucchini/squash fries (tried these new last week — YUM), fresh fruit
  • clean out the fridge

Wednesday, 8/6

  • smoothies (made the night before and frozen), muffins — eating on the road to our destination

We’ll be gone Wednesday through Friday. I’ve already called; our hotel does have a refrigerator and microwave, so I plan to take some fresh fruit and a few snack foods with us to eliminate some expense (and combat the junk food we may have too much of) from our trip. If I can carve out some time I’ll even make my Brown Bag Burritos and Homemade Pigs in a Blanket to take with us for lunches. We’ll see…

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5 Responses

  1. Great menu, thank you for sharing 🙂

    My Menu Plan

  2. Sounds like a delicious week! I’ve been looking for a good eggplant parmesan recipe however Zucchini Parmesan sounds like a nice treat and change! Thanks for the recipes.

  3. The calico squash recipe sounds great. I’m looking forward to trying it. I’ve got to remember to link to my recipes in my menu plans. Of course, this is only my 2nd or 3rd entry.

  4. menu looks great, let me know how the zucchini parm turned out, I have a ton of zucchini’s. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and the comments. I love the sound of French toast with potato bread. We will have to try that sometime.

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