Monday, October 31, 2011

{Menu Monday} Variety!

Baked Chicken Nuggets from Skinny Taste
Happy November, y'all! (a day early. I'm excited :D ) I'm LOVING finding a lot of new recipes these days! With my low-carb diet (quick update: I've lost 35 lbs -- yahoo!!), I have had to totally change the way I cook. To make it easier when looking for my recipes, I try to follow this general template -- one each of these main dishes:
  • Chicken
  • Seafood (including fish)
  • Vegetarian (cheap, y'all!)
  • Crock pot
  • Beef
And if I need another recipe, I can pull an old family favorite out.

This week, each of these recipes is a new one! That makes me a little nervous to promote them to y'all, but I think they all look delicious.
Monday - Baked Chicken Nuggets, Cheesy Zucchini Bake (Update: Yum!! I didn't have panko breadcrumbs, so they weren't quite as crunchy, but still delicious. And the zucchini is a favorite of mine)
Tuesday - Broiled Tilapia Parmesan, French Bread, Caesar Salad (a family favorite!)
Wednesday - BBQ Pork, Chips, Cucumber and Tomato Salad (Update: yummy, easy, worth it!)
Thursday - Chili, Fritos
Friday - Spaghetti Squash Lasagna,Caesar Salad, Breadsticks (this is my favorite regular lasagna, for those of you not wanting a low-carb version) (Update: I didn't end up needing to make this. Will save the recipe for the future.)
I think this week's food will be delicious and kid-friendly! I love hearing, "Thanks, Mama! I ate it all gone! It was great!" :-) (That's what Zack has trained my kids to say after every meal. Good man.)

Keep your eye out for the beginning of our holiday planning, starting tomorrow! Get ready to participate in our 25 Days of Christmas!

Linking up at Tip Junkie's Menu Plan Monday
Tough Cookie Mommy's Monday Mingle
The Homestead Barn Hop
Susie QT's Recipe Round Up
New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday


  1. This menu looks good! New follower from Monday hop.
    new follower,

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Kim! I look forward to checking out your blog!

  3. Looks like a great menu!! Love that your kids are being trained to say thanks and that the meal was great!!

    Love the blog here! I'm visiting for the first time from MPM from OrgJunkie's blog hop!

  4. I tried the chili tonight. It was delish!! Thanks for putting this together once again.

  5. Betsy -- Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to following your blog too.

    Amber -- I'm glad! It's a new recipe to me, but looked good. It seems very adaptable.

  6. Lauren -

    Your menu plan looks oh so yummy! Maybe I'll snag it for next week. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know about yours!

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  7. You are featured on New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Wow, thanks Amy! Looking forward to checking that out.

    Thanks, Emily! Steal away ;-) Thanks for stopping by.