Monday, November 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Once again, it is Monday. At least this week I am just about over my cold.

Last week, the only things I ended up making were potato cheddar soup (served over lightly steamed broccoli) and homemade chicken noodle soup, with home made broth. I ate the leftovers most of the week, and had some of the extra chicken meat on some biscuits for a take-to-work lunch. And, my awesome Mom brought by some black bean soup for me that she had made. Between the three soups and instant oatmeal for breakfast, I was set for the week with leftovers.

This week's plan will use some of the stuff I didn't make last week. First on that list is curry, which is going into the crock pot right now. Chicken breasts, potatoes, carrots are going in now with the coconut milk and curry powder. Before I leave for work at 5 tonight I will add the bell peppers and bok choy to the pot as well. I haven't made curry in the crock pot before, but I am assured by many online recipes that it will turn out great, so I am hopeful. I LOVE leftover curry, so it would be awesome to be able to make a big batch at once. Plus, while tonight I will probably eat just the curry, tomorrow I will put some rice in the slow cooker to serve with the leftovers.

The last bowl of my mom's black bean soup is also on the menu this week. Probably for lunch today or tomorrow.

A pot roast in the crock pot is also sounding really good, made just with some chicken broth, sea salt, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

And, hot dogs in baked beans is another menu item. For some reason, to me, baked beans don't make a meal by themselves. However, if you either put hot dogs cut up in them, or serve them with a grilled cheese sandwich, that makes a full meal. Don't ask me why.

The dogs and cat are having chicken quarters, pork roast, the last of the venison scrap, and some goat liver/kidney. I'm being hopeful that some elk-hunting friends will bring back some elk heart, liver, and other scraps for me soon since elk hunting season opened last week.


  1. I've never had Elk. I envy you your elk hunting friends, considering how much I love venison!

    I've never made a curry in the crock pot either, but I can only imagine it works out very well indeed. I agree with your assessment of baked beans; I tend to do a sandwich on the side, and perhaps some pierogis (Mrs. T's...I'm too lazy to make my own, to date).

  2. I envy you your elk hunting season. Felix went on an elk or nothing strike last week. At $9/lb, I was more than a little miffed. Glad you're feeling better!