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AngelFood Ministries – June 2009 Menu Plan

Here is my menu plan using the items from May’s core food package as well as the Fajita box & the Latin Veggie box:

M 6/1 – Caldo de Res (Beef Soup) from AFM Latin Flavors Recipe sheet and Rolls (add 2lbs beef shank w/bone & fresh cilantro)

T 6/2 – BBQ Chicken, Fries, Cabbage “Salad” (add BBQ Sauce, Salad Dressing)

W 6/3 – LO Beef Soup & Rolls

Th 6/4 – Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (use LO chicken & add swiss cheese, flour, butter, ground mustard, ground nutmeg, bread crumbs), carrots

F 6/5 – Ham & Cheese Omelets, Pears, Toast* (add cheese, bread)

S 6/6 – LO Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole, carrots

S 6/7 –  Corn Dogs, Fries, Watermelon

M 6/8 – Salisbury Steak, Parslied Potatoes, Veggies*

T 6/9 – Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice w/Tomatoes*, Chips* & Salsa

W 6/10 – LO Salisbury Steak, Side*, LO Veggies

Th 6/11 – Ham & Cheese* Omelets, Toast*, Fruit*

F 6/12 – Mac & Cheese w/Tuna & Peas/Carrots*

S 6/13 – Steak Fajitas, LO Rice,

S 6/14 – Pork Chops, Side*, Chicken Stuffing Casserole, Veggies*, Pie (freeze leftover pie for next week)

M 6/15 – Beef Steaks, LO Casserole, LO Side, LO Veggies

T 6/16 – French Toast, Breakfast Meat*, Applesauce (add bread)

W 6/17 – LO Beef Steaks, Side*, Veggies*

Th 6/18 – NOT FROM AFM- Spanish Rice, Chicken, Salsa, Black Bean Burritos

F 6/19 – Corn Dogs, Baked Beans*, Fruit*

S 6/20 – LO Burritos

S 6/21 – Pork Chops, Side*, Veggies*, Pie

M 6/22 – Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice*, Veggies*

T 6/23 – NOT FROM AFM – Pancakes, Breakfast Meat, Eggs


Th 6/25 – Steak Fajitas, LO Rice, Veggies*

F 6/26 – NOT FROM AFM – Smoked Pork Loin, Side*, Veggies*



The * indicate items that you have to buy on your own — they don’t come in the AFM packages.   I will post recipes of the entries in Red after I have prepared them.   Also, as you might notice, there are a few items that we don’t seem to use at all — worry not, they aren’t going to waste :).   We will be making all sorts of yummies with the key limes.   I’ve found a bunch of recipes and will go through the pile until I run out of limes!   I will also be making DH a lot of homemade Guac and Salsa and I’ll share the recipes for those, too.  YUM!

So stay tuned for recipes and more fun stuff using the goodies from the AFM May 2009 shipment.

This post is also linked to Menu Plan Monday at


June 1, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday


Wow.  I so have no idea what to cook this week.    I’m still trying to clear stuff from my pantry & I won’t be shopping this week and I have a test run for AngelFood Ministries to pick up on Saturday so I don’t want to have a ton of leftovers.

Monday – Leftovers from previous days BBQ-ing 🙂

Tuesday – Corned Beef w/Wild Rice & Freezer Veggies

Wednesday -LO Polish Sausage w/Eggs & LO Waffles

Thursday -LO Corned Beef, Rice, Veggies

Friday – Lipton Noodles w/Tuna on Instant Potatoes

Saturday – Hamburgers, Baked Beans,

Sunday – LO from week

Starting next week, I will be creating meals from the AngelFood Ministries delivery.     Should be interesting; I’ve never used them before.   Visit for more meal ideas.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | 1 Comment

Belated Menu Plan Monday


My schedule last week got off kilter & I still haven’t recovered. I made lentils to “thin” some ground beef I cooked up for the freezer. I’ve never done that before & consequently ended up with way more than I needed. We ended up with rice, lentil and cheese burritos last week. I also made the brats Friday–it was gorgeous. Pizza on Sunday (mom wouldn’t eat lentils OR Mexican, I’m sure).

I’ve also decided to do a eat from the pantry month as much as possible AND that I’m going to go grocery shopping on Wednesday instead of Monday.

That said, here’s the plan for this week:

Sunday – pizza
Monday – LO brats
Tuesday – cheese, rice & lentil burritos
Wednesday – fried chicken, wild rice, veggies
Thursday – corned beef, LO rice, veggies, biscuits
Friday – breakfast
Saturday – pizza
Sunday – taco chicken salad, cornbread
Monday – leftovers (TODAY!–I’m REALLY late in posting this!)
Tuesday – DH is on his own. DD & I will be in RC for the Mother-Daughter Banquet–4 generations!

View more yummy plans at

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | 1 Comment

Belated Menu Plan Monday


I’m a little behind this week.  Preparing, planning and drooling over the possibilities of $2 Super Doubles at K-mart, plus mommy group and a mommy’s night out yesterday kind of messed me up.

Monday – Spaghetti w/Hot Italian Sausage

Tuesday – Soft Tacos w/Refried beans & Spanish Rice

Wednesday – LO Spaghetti

Thursday – LO Tacos

Friday – Breakfast for dinner.  Not sure what yet.   I have 3 dozen eggs.   They will play a role of some sort :).

Saturday – Pizza

Sunday – Johnsonville Brats, Tuna Salad and Baked Beans.  Yum!

What are you having this week?   Need ideas?   Go to for more great meal ideas.

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday


Monday – LO chicken (from last week)
Tuesday – turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies
Wednesday – LO turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies
Thursday – turkey soup
Friday – mac n cheese
Saturday – pizza
Sunday – LO turkey soup

Read more at!

April 13, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday


Breakfasts – nutragrain bars, leftover pancakes, yogurt

Lunches- leftovers & pb&j

Sunday – LO chicken, twice baked potato casserole, LO carrots

Monday- corned beef, potatoes, carrots

Tuesday- beef n noodles

Wednesday – LO corned beef, LO 2x potatoes, veg

Thursday – LO beef n noodles

Friday- fish sticks & tater tots with veg (gotta love lent!)

Saturday – homemade pizza

Stay tuned for recipes and more this week! For more menu fun, go to

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | 1 Comment

Menu Plan Monday


Thanks to for hosting the fun this week!

Sunday – Homemade Chili with Cornbread

Monday – Fiesta Taco Casserole

Tuesday – leftover chili

Wednesday – Sour Cream & Onion Chip Chicken, baked potatoes, veggies

Thursday – leftover taco casserole

Friday – tater tots, fish sticks & veggies

Saturday – pizza with Homemade Crust

The taco casserole & the chicken are new recipes–if they turn out I’ll post them. I’ll also post our pizza dough recipe later this week.

On a side note, does anyone have a good banana bread recipe? I have tried a bunch and none of them turn out–they always end up thick and or dry.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Menu Plan Monday | | Leave a comment