Monday, April 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I hope everyone had a great Easter! For pictures of our kiddos, go to my other blog .We found out that its quite difficult to cook a bunch of food, when you only have one oven and on a time crunch! We ended up scratching some of the food I was going to make, and making more things on the stove top. It also ended up raining, so we had our Easter egg hunt inside! Everything worked out great though, and the kids had fun! Here's our menu for the week. Don't forget to check out Orgjunkie for more menus and recipes! 

*Crockpot chicken baked rigatoni (didn't make this last week. Using rigatoni instead of fettucini. Recipe can be found on last weeks menu post)
*Grillin out; Cheeseburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob
*Mini Meatloaves, peas, creamy bow tie pasta (still haven't made this; recipe found on previous menu post)
*Kids night- If you can find it, eat it. 
*Messy Tacos

Mini Meat-loaves

2 lbs. ground beef
1 small onion- finely chopped 
2 packets instant oatmeal
2 large eggs 
3/4 Cup ketchup
1/2 cup low fat milk
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt

Glaze-1/3 C. ketchup and  3 Tbl light brown sugar

Heat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix meat, onion, instant oatmeal, eggs, ketchup, milk, worchestershire sauce and salt. Divide meat mixture into 8 servings and shape into individual loaves. Pleace meat loaves in 9x13 baking pan.

Glaze- in a small bowl, blend ketcheup and brown sugar. Brush top and sides of meat loaves. Bake 35-40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.

Messy Tacos-

Crush tortilla chips on the bottom of each serving plate. Top with browned meat, lettuce, refried beans, queso (or shredded cheese), and any other taco trimmings you like!


  1. I love the Kids Night! I've had a few of those - but didn't know what they were called. Thanks for giving it a name!

  2. I love your messy tacos. I'm a girl guide leader, and we have a similar version on the first night of camp, but we call them baggy tacos.

    We get each girl a small packet of corn chips, split them down the side, and scoop stuff in. We get pre cooked mince that we just have to heat up, as well as salsa, lettce, cheese, capsicum, sour cream and cheese and just scoop them into the bags, the girls eat them with their fingers. It's sooooooo good, the girls get into it, pulling the packs apart at the end to get right into the corners. The only washing up is the pot we heated up the mince in (and of course the girls hands and faces!)

    Not a super frugal meal with buying the small bags of chips, but great for when we are camping, quick and easy, and it tastes so good!

  3. Sounds like some terrific workday dinners for your busy household.
    Happy MPM!

  4. Sounds like a great week of meals and these mini meatloaves sound outrageously delicious!