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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - The After-Birthday Party Edition

It finally stopped snowing long enough for us to have Emma's 5th birthday party this weekend! Since we just had a family party, we had more grown-up food than you would normally find at a 5 year old's party. That means leftovers! Here's what I'm looking at in my fridge and cupboards:

  • sliced red, yellow, and green peppers

  • baby carrots

  • crackers, crackers, crackers (We had soup.)

  • Crock Pot Black Bean soup

  • potatoes (from the Cheeseburger Soup)

There are some other odds and ends, and my plan is to make the most of them for my menu plan this week. Here's what I've come up with.

Chicken Stir Fry (uses leftover peppers)

Leftover Black Bean Soup

Leftover Stir Fry & Rice

Broiled Tilapia - I'll coat it with some type of cracker and herb seasoning mixture.
Baked Potatoes
Green Beans

Crock Pot Chili

Cheeseburger Soup (recipe coming soon!)
Homemade Bread

Our FPU group will be meeting, and my parents will be watching Emma. I might put a pizza together for them to bake. Any more creative ideas?

For more great menu ideas, stop by Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Lesley said...

You are clever to plan your menus----was just thinking that I need to be more diligent to plan meals, esp. weekend meals-----one Friday night for me and my Mamalah, Sunday afternoon for me and my grandpa----I "failed to plan" this past weekend and my cornbread and soup ended up being a FAIL! Partly because it was so thrown-together----

Thanks for the encouragement----p.s. we may be getting a CVS in my town!! WooHoo!