Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekly Menu Monday

And just like that it's Monday again. 
How was everyone's weekend?  
                                                                     Mine was nice. 

On Saturday Darren and I had a little date.  We went out and walked around a few stores.  Jacek's birthday is coming up so we started picking up a few things.  I left the bag with the birthday goodies on the dining room table over night.  Jacek saw that bag this morning and looked through it.  I then had to convince the very sad child that the things in that bag were not for him.  He was so deflated.  I apparently still think that I have children that aren't little boys, that don't get into everything, and that don't think that every toy that comes into this house is theirs.  I wonder what he'll say upon opening those gifts on his birthday.  So much for the element of surprise.

All that salivating over last weeks was for good reason.  Everything was delicious.  The least enjoyed was the pork loin.  It was one of those already seasoned loins and it was kind of spice overloaded.  Besides the fact that it took almost 3 hours to cook and it was still not reading a really hot 165, we had to cut all the heavily spiced parts off in order for the boys to eat any.  

The hit of the week was every bit delightful and then some:

Once I convinced Jacek that this was the same thing that is inside fish sticks he ate it up.
Darren and I really enjoyed it.  We hadn't had "real" fish like this since we lived in North Carolina.
We liked it so much it's on the menu again this week, just prepared a different way.
 As I've said before
here's the boys lunch from Tuesday
Before you say anything about these poor legless "twins"
Jacek requested pickles after I took this picture.
The pickles became the "twins" legs and I had to do 
everything in my power to keep them from running away but eventually 
Jacek and Aidan overpowered them, limb by limb. 

So, here's the weekly menu(with some links to recipes):

Monday: Breakfast - yep!  White Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Sausage and Eggs for dinner.  
                        Sit back and watch the boys stuff their faces.

Tuesday: Slow cooker Sloppy Joes (made with ground turkey)

Wednesday: Parmesan crusted Tilapia fillets (suggested by Danielle from Danielle's Meandering Thoughts)

Thursday:  Crock Pot Fajitas (suggested by Mama M from My Little Life)


Saturday: Toasted Cheese Sandwich's and soup

Sunday Slow Cooker Pot Roast (We are not big pot roast people..(haha...funny image that created) so fingers crossed we like this.  It has great reviews on

I am not as excited about this weeks menu as I was for last week but there's a couple of hopefuls in there.

Happy Weekly Menu Monday.  
May you have a week of stress free yummy meals to look forward to 
or just take my menu and call it your own!
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PolishPrince said...

Menu is looking delightful enough to me! Well, Sunday, I'm not sure of..hehe.

cat said...

Oh gosh yes, after a certain age you have to be so careful to hide presents.

Melissa said...

Your plan looks good! I have about six pounds of tilapia and flounder in the freezer, so we'll be working on using that up, too. :)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

We do breakfast for dinner too! I love to make Homemade Egg McMommy Muffins :-)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Those sandwiches are SO adorable! I'm saving that idea for when G is older.

I love me some chai tea... so I am definitely going to take you up on that suggestion you made on my blog!

Confessions From A Working Mom

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Mrs4444 said...

I came very close to eating tilapia tonight, but I didn't really now how to cook it.

We love grilled pork tenderloin, but Mr.4444 hates it when I buy the already-marinated ones. McCormick makes great marinades that we like to use.