Well, here is my plan. . .early!
First, I have to tell you about last week. . .DON'T try the cheeseburger buns from my last MP post! I do not recommend them! The convenience of the crock pot was the only good thing about them! The "filling" tasted like no-name Hamburger Helper minus any spices the no-name version may have and minus the pasta. It was blah. The kids ate it just fine, but ketchup was still a staple addition (my hubby even added salsa after to change it to more or a taco meat-type deal).
I am trying a *new* CP recipe this week. . .and it is all ready to go as I type. The sauce tastes better right now, and the reviews are decent, so, I'm feeling better about it already. Hopefully I'll have good things to report on it this week!
Monday-Bacon & Cheese Chicken (CP), potatoes, salad or in wraps
Tuesday-Beef Skewers, noodles, mixed veggies
Wednesday- Vegetable Soup (a CP recipe) and/or Grilled Cheese
Thursday- I'm not around. . .Student-led Conferences will take up my evening. So it is left-overs or Mac 'n Cheese.
Friday(OAMC)- Chicken Enchilada Casserole (in freezer already)
Saturday's Snack- Cheese-Sausage Bites (see below)
Sunday-pancakes and ham or omelets
Here are my pancakes for the kiddos from today. . .Happy Valentine's Day! (They were kinda disappointed when my creativity ran out and it was back to plain ole circles. Oh well!)
Saturday's Snack. . .These "Appies" or snacks are ones my mom makes--usually at our Christmas, or anytime she is hosting a get-together or snackies. The recipe comes originally from North York General Hospital of Willowdale, ON. It's easy to make and pretty yummy!
3 c. biscuit mix
1 lb. sausage meat (ie: pork sausage or you can use Italian, that is pretty good, too. Squeeze it out of its sleeves--the "ew" part of it all!)
1 lb shredded cheese (sharp is recommended, but medium is fine--about 1-2 c. depending on your preference)
*Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Combine with hands. Roll into bite sized balls. Place on cookie sheet. Bake in 400F oven for about 12 minutes or until done. Makes about 6 dozen. Cheese-Sausage Bites freeze well and just need to be reheated in order to eat.
*My kids dip it in ketchup (surprise, surprise!) but they taste good with sweet and sour or plum dipping sauces.