Monday, May 12, 2008

Menu Planning Monday: Crockpot week!

This week was supposed to be kids choice week, but we received the news that my Grandfather is doing worse than they thought. Eventhough I am in late pregnancy I need to make a trip up there to be with him before he goes. This menu is all tentative and can easily be done by my older children and husband if I need to leave suddenly.

Eventhough I don't feel like making a menu plan right now, I know that we still need to eat. I also know that having a menu will save me from actually having to think much about what we're going to eat this week.

I have deemed this week crockpot week. I might actually cook one or two meals, but I will be using my crockpot as much as possible. I will post recipes later on today for those of you who would like them.
Lots of people still like to know how much I am spending weekly for my food budget. This week will cost me right at $50.00, since I need a few staple items.

Monday: Waffles
Tuesday: Baked oatmeal
Wednesday: Muffins and sausage
Thursday: Homemade cinnamon rolls
Friday: Pancakes and fruit
Saturday: Eggs, hashbrowns, and a meat
Sunday: Country ham and gravy over biscuits

Monday: Sandwiches and veggie
Tuesday: Hot dogs, mac & cheese, and a veggie
Wednesday: Salad and baked potatoes
Thursday: Sandwiches and fruit
Friday: Leftovers
Sat and Sun: We either eat leftovers, or a salad, or sandwiches

Monday: Homemade peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies
Tuesday: Fruit
Wednesday: Banana Bread or homemade bread drizzled with butter and honey
Thursday: Veggie and cheese tray
Friday: Tortilla wraps---> Filled with peanut butter, banana, and/or honey

BBQ ribs in crockpot
Green beans

Crockpot chicken

Slow cooker salisbury steak
Mashed potatoes
Brocolli and carrots

Green beans
Garlic bread

Homemade BBQ chicken pizza
Cheese bread

Chicken breasts and potatoes bake in foil
Yeast rolls

Crockpot roast
Potatoes, onions, and carrots

For more great menu's, check out Menu Planning Monday, hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Jen @ JenuineJen said...

I am sorry to hear about your Grandfather. I love tortillas with PB and bananas!

Sonshine said...

(((Teresa))) Sorry to hear about your grandfather! Will be praying for you and your family this week.

Sounds like a yummy menu planned! I have found a crockpot handy esp. on those weeks I don't feel like doing much in the way of cooking.

Carlie Faulk said...

Let me know if you need help this week with the kids. I mean erally - what's a couple more here and there? lol!

D&Xmommy said...

Sorry to hear that your grandfather is not getting better.

Teresa @ A Life At Home said...

Thanks guys! Carlie, i'll let you know what's going on after I talk with my Dad and Grandmother later today.

Teresa @ A Life At Home said...

Sonshine, I love my crockpot too! It had to be a busy woman that invented it. :-)

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather..I love using my crockpot.

Melissa said...

I'm also sorry to hear about your grandfather, Teresa. You and your family are in my prayers.

Alco said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. If you need anything, you know where I am.

Teresa @ A Life At Home said...

Hey alco, thanks. I'll keep you updated.

Amy said...

I am thinking of your family! Please keep us posted...

Your dinners sound so lovely. I love my slow cooker especially in those warmer months so you can keep that kitchen nice and cool.

Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Your menu looks yummy, I haven't tried bbq chicken pizza before I might have to give it a try.

Niki said...

crockpots are lifesavers!!!


The Book Lady Online said...


Your family is in our prayers. I lost my grandfather this past February. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.