Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Here's my second go at Menu Plan Monday... It really does help to link up with OrgJunkie - keeps me accountable and all. Now if I can just find some accountability for the other areas of my life...

If you're new to menu planning, I cannot recommend it highly enough - after seeing this one area become so completely organized, I'm wanting to take on new projects and areas that need it as well... Not life altering, but definitely life re-arranging.

Monday - loaded baked potatoes / salad

Tuesday - sweeper steak / steamed rice / vegetables

Wednesday - buttermilk pancakes

Thursday - tomato soup / grilled cheese sandwiches

Friday - tacos

Saturday - chicken stew / french bread

Sunday - Leftovers

Monday - spaghetti / salad / garlic bread

Tuesday - steak / roasted vegetables

Wednesday - Cracker Barrel's hashbrown casserole

Thursday - mini meatloaves (recipe follows) / scalloped potatoes / vegetables

Friday - soup / sandwiches

Saturday - BBQ (ribs / potato salad / corn on the cob)

Sunday - Leftovers

Mini Meatloaves
These are especially special in our house... or just to me... I tried out SEVERAL meatloaf recipes before landing on this one and finally finding a winner with dh and dd's. I wouldn't say they were being *picky*, per se... but someone of greater forthright might. = ) Anyway - couldn't find anything that everyone agreed on and which didn't get thrown away after a week of being in the fridge until I combined about four different recipes that resulted in this:
Meatloaf Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lb ground beef 
  • 1 package (not box) ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ c steak sauce
  • ¼ c ketchup
  • bread to coat dish
  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining bottom with slices of bread.
  2. In large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients. Gitch’yer hands dirty! Shape into mini meatloaves, about 3 inches long. Arrange on top of bread in dish.
  3. Bake 30 minutes at 375, or until middle is done.
  4. Combine topping ingredients in small bowl. Brush onto tops of meatloaves. Serve and enjoy!


  1. What a great idea to line the baking dish with bread for the meatloaf. I'm assuming it absorbs any extra oil from the meat? Have a great week.

  2. I so love meatloaf. We haven't had it in a long time. Maybe I'll add it to next week's menu plan if the price of ground beef is under $2.

    Your menu plan sounds delicious.

    I really enjoy MPM because I'm able to get loads of recipe ideas.
    Just another reason for loving blogging.


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