Menu Plan Monday, September 21-27

Do you ever cook something, and the whole time you are cooking it you are expecting it to be one of the most delicious dishes that you ever tasted but when you sit down to finally eat it, the meal just kind of tastes flat? That is exactly how I have felt this past week. I had some outstanding recipes picked out, my meals all planned out, but everything just fell short of my expectations.

I don't think it has anything to do with the recipes, they were great, but I just didn't have that wonderful experience I expected when eating the meal. Of course, it's been a busy week for me, and my heart hasn't always been in my cooking this week. It's been one of those weeks where I made the same recipe that I have made a hundred times but this week it just didn't taste right.

That said my kids gave a big thumbs up to the Chicken Parmesan we had last night. (Yes, I did tweak the recipe and will be posting my version of the recipes later this week.) The Shrimp Lo Mein was also good, but the Lo Mein noodles I bought just weren't what I expected them to be. The potato soup was outstanding, and really hit the spot now that the weather is getting colder. This time I left the sausage out of it, and only used bacon for the meat.

So here we go with this week's menu. I decided to keep it pretty basic this week, no over the top recipes that require a lot of work.

Monday: We will be in town - so we will be eating out

Tuesday: Basic Chili Crockpot or Taco Soup (I haven't made my mind up yet, I already have the ingredients for both in the cabinets)

Wednesday: Shrimp Fried Rice

Thursday: The Best Crab Cakes, macaroni and cheese, corn

Friday: Sloppy Joes (I have these frozen in my freezer from a previous meal - one of the reasons why I love freezer cooking), Homemade Hamburger Buns (made in the bread machine), Ranch Potato Wedges, Baked Beans

Saturday: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Sunday: No cooking today. We eat out after church for lunch, and have leftovers for supper.


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