Monday, July 27, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

This is my first attempt at doing Menu Planning Monday. I hope y'all try some of the recipes that I have listed. My daughter is 14 years old and loves to cook. She has been helping out in the kitchen for a couple of years know and has practically taken over the kitchen. I use to call her my little sous chef. Now, I am her sous chef. She has far surpassed my kitchen skills at the age of 14. I use to burn every batch of snap peas that my mother picked from our acre garden. Anyway, it really is nice cooking with someone who actually enjoys it. I hope that by posting our menus with recipes that I might inspire you to try something different at least once a week.

Monday-Deviled Chicken and Grilled Stone Fruit, Jasmine Rice and Steamed Veggie

Tuesday-Eat Out using a gift certificate purchased using a code from here

Wednesday-Sloppy Joe's (this is our favorite recipe), chips and fruit

Thursday-Maui Chicken, Jasmine Rice and Tossed Salad

Friday-Steak, Potatoes and Corn on the Cob

Saturday-Dinner Out after church

Visit Menu Planning Monday over at Org Junkie for more menu planning ideas.

Remember to, "Pay it Forward."


  1. Looks like some yummy food that you have planned! My oldest daughter is 8 1/2 and she is beginning to love cooking too! I am excited to see her skills develop over time. Thanks for sharing your menu!

  2. Amanda,

    I'm glad that you liked my post. My daughter really loves Rachel Ray and now also loves a lot of Ellie Kreiger's Recipes. Keep encouraging your daughter and maybe when she's older helping in the kitchen won't be considered a chore but a joy by both of you.

    I hope that if y'all try one of the recipes you'll let me know how you liked it. Also, let me know if you make any changes. Sometimes, we tweak recipes to our taste. We didn't tweak any of these. The Maui Chicken is a new recipe for this week. It sounds really good, but we may add some spices and herbs...don't know yet.

    Hope to see you again,

    Tammy in Texas

  3. I wish I could cook better than my mom. I might make baked goods better than her but not real food.

  4. Hi Becca,

    As the saying goes, "Practice makes perfect." I cook so much better and more often since I started cooking with my daughter.

    We always try to improve recipes that don't turn the way we like it. Check-out my July 31st post on how our menu plan is working out.

    Keep cooking and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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