Meal Plan Monday

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Here’s what’s on our menu for this week:

Ham, Southern Fried Cabbage, and Broccoli

Ham and broccoli are old stand-bys in this house, but I have just rediscovered sauteed cabbage as a tasty and easy side dish.  My mom used to make it a lot when I was growing up, and I used to love it.  I actually made this meal last night, and the cabbage was great!  It sautes in bacon grease (yum), and is perfect with ham.  The one change I would make to the cabbage recipe is to add the crumbled, cooked bacon to the cabbage right before you serve it, instead of while it’s cooking.  The bacon grease gives plenty of porky flavor, and the bacon crumbles aren’t as crunchy after they’ve cooked with the cabbage.  But otherwise, good!

Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar Soup with Garlic Ciabatta

This soup recipe is on my “Tried and True” Pinterest dinner board.  I have made it in the past, and it is so good that I eat the leftovers for lunch for days.  It’s easy and comforting and delicious, and is so good with just a bit (still trying to not eat a lot of bread) of Aldi’s crusty Garlic Ciabatta.  We’ll only eat half the loaf so we can eat a little bit more later on in the week. 🙂 So. Good.’

Slow Cooker Korean Beef with Jasmine Rice and Sauteed Zucchini 

I love “homemade takeout,” and bonus points if it’s a crock-pot recipe!  I thought this Korean Beef recipe sounded good, and since I had most of the ingredients on hand, it went on the menu.  I’m looking forward to trying this out!

Italian Chopped Salad with Garlic Ciabatta

Scott and I love Italian Sub Sandwiches, and this recipe looks to be the salad version of an Italian Sub.  I love dinner salads, and this one looks pretty substantial with salami, chickpeas, cheese, tomatoes, onions, and other yummies.   Another dinner I am really excited for!

Pork Tenderloin, Corn Casserole, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I saw this recipe for Corn Casserole on the Pioneer Woman Cooking show on the Food Network a while back.  I love fresh corn, and love the idea of a corn casserole, but so many are either custard-y like a corn pudding, or made with so much cornmeal that they’re more like a cornbread than corn casserole (which is not necessarily bad, but I just want a twist on a corn side dish!).  This recipe looked exactly like what I was looking for, and so I can’t wait to try it.  I am making it with a good ole pork tenderloin (sometimes I roast it whole in the oven, and sometimes I slice it into 3/4″ or so medallions and pan saute them) and our favorite Brussels Sprouts.’

Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes with Green Beans

Super easy dinner for the end of the week when I pretty much never feel like cooking!  I bake russet potatoes for about an hour and a half, until they’re good and cooked through, split them open and add a bit of salt and pepper and butter, then heat up some chili to spoon over the top.  Then I sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top, and put them under the broiler until the cheese melts.  I’m going to make some green beans on the side, and dinner will be ready!  It’s easy and not too involved for a Friday night.  It’s also really cheap and satisfying!

So that’s what we’re having this week, and I’m excited!  What are you making this week?

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