Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recap on the Menu

A couple weeks ago I posted a week worth of dinner ideas to use the items we already had on hand to save on some groceries. So today, I'm going to give you a recap on how it went and a mini-review on the meals! :)

Day One
Lasagna-- totally great, it was our 'usual' recipe, so everyone ate it up. My daughter said, "I love sasagna!"

Day Two
Santa Fe Chicken Casserole
Our review was already posted on the original post! :)
Day Three
Bruschetta Chicken Skillet
Really, really yummy! The kids LOVED it. My daughter actually doesn't like tomatoes (which doesn't keep me from putting them in food, because I love them and she'll come around! ;)). This dish was LOADED with them and she asked for seconds AND thirds, she even ate all the tomatoes. Easy to make, ingredients for the most part are easy to have on hand (can't wait for fresh basil out of the garden all summer!) and tastes great!

Day Four
Grilled Steaks 
Scalloped Potatoes
The steaks were YUMMY! Thanks to our deer supply, they came straight out of the freezer and cost us less then the current cost of hamburger! I actually didn't make the scalloped potatoes, we ran out of time, so I just whipped up some baked potatoes. They are still on my list to try though.
Day Five
Creamed Chicken on Toast
A classic "poor mans food" meal. It was cheap and easy. The flavor wasn't anything crazy good, but the kids ate it up. My husband wasn't a fan of the 'on toast' part. If that's how you feel about it too, then it's easy to pour over rice or mashed potatoes too. 

Day Six
Ham and Cheese Loaf
I ended up making this for my daughter's birthday party instead of dinner. My husband LOVED it and I think everyone else did too, because it was the first thing to be eaten up! It's super easy and yummy. It's also cheaper then making individual sandwiches because you use less lunchmeat, especially when feeding a crowd.
Day Seven
Beef Stroganoff

Used our usual recipe, so it was yummy. I used the leftover meat from a roast I had made a couple days earlier.

Did anyone else try them? What were your thoughts?


  1. Thanks for the menu you planned for me this week!

  2. You're welcome! :) I hope you like them. Let me know what your family thinks!

  3. The chicken skillet and casserole were yummy. I modified a bit for each recipe but all in all great!

  4. Glad you liked them. I agree that those two were probably the best on this week too! :)


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