Monday, October 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This week's menu plan has come from some really great blogs. I can't wait to try them out as they are all very simple, comforting meals.

Monday: Slow Cooker Pepper Steak served over brown rice.

Tuesday: Braised Greens and Lentils Will try to find a nice ham hock from the local butcher to put in this!

Wednesday: Three Cheese Baked "Spaghetti" Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta! Will also make my own sauce using organic canned tomatoes.

Thursday: Our 15th anniversary....Doug better be wining and dinning me!

Friday: Spinach & Rice Casserole

Saturday: Garlic Noodles

Sunday: Pinto Beans and Cornbread

Check out lots of other great menu plans at


Linda said...

Thanks for the recipes; I am adding a few of them to my files. I was thinking of lentils for this week and since I just received a ham hock (all natural and fresh!) from the farm, this will be perfect. I'm not a collard person (even though I was reared in AL) but we like Kale, so I'll substitute.

Vicki said...

Hi Joann - For the greens and lentils, the hamhock's good, but a good ham steak, or even some smoked pork shoulder would work just as well. Hope you like it!

JoAnnC. said...

Mmmm...a smoked shoulder sounds really good! We'll see what they have at the butcher! Thanks!

Therese said...

I saw some spaghetti squash on a food program a long time ago but haven't ever tried it irl. Have you had it before? What does it taste like?

JoAnnC. said...

Spag. squash is a very good alternative to pasta! It has almost the same texture, but with a little more crunch. It soaks up sauces nicely. To cook it, just split it down the middle and place in a baking pan with 2" of water. Place cut side down and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until fork tender. Then shred the insides with a fork for piles of "spaghetti"!