Menu Plan Monday

Ok, I know they’re goofy but I think memes are fun and they provide friends and family with a chance to learn something new about me, this is why I participate in them just about every chance I get (whether I’m invited or not).

One of the reasons the Menu Plan Monday meme caught my eye is that I really enjoy cooking and I come from a long line of put-their-foot-in-it-so-good-it-makes-you-wanna-slap-your-momma cooks. Not that I am anywhere near that level, but I do have fun trying.
I like to try recipes from a variety of sources. Where possible, I’ve linked the meals to the recipes so you can give it a whirl. My only advice, be creative and don’t be afraid to take a recipe and make it your own. I have been known to tweak a recipe or two when I don’t have the required ingredients on hand and they’ve come out pretty delish.
The rules in this family as far as eating are pretty simple:
1. Mom has the right to cook something new and different
2. Everyone is obligated to try it
3. Kids can critique
4. Dad has veto power
Monday, 5 October
*15 Minute Chicken and Rice with peas (momma has plans for the evening, so we are going quick and easy)
Tuesday, 6 October
*Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Wednesday, 7 October
*Smothered pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans (I like to use milk in my gravy to give it a creamy texture and I never use a browning sauce)
Thursday, 8 October
*Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon with broccoli and wild rice
Friday, 9 October
*Take out (momma needs a break)
Saturday, 10 October
*Left overs
Sunday, 11 October
*Fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, spinach with garlic sauce
For more menu ideas, check out Mom Cooks, pennyraine.com and The Mommy Diaries.

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