Sunday, October 19, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Changing Seasons in the Kitchen

I made my menu plan and grocery list on Friday night. I can tell the season is changing by what I'm including on both. The change of seasons provides inspiration for me in the kitchen. I enjoy being able to add seasonal fruits & vegetables to our table.

I purchased a butternut squash yesterday. Lawman and I both love it. The girls will try it but they're not a fan of it. I'm planning to include it with our dinner tonight.

I'm doing some baking today. Another thing I don't do during the warmer months. I've got a Honey Bun Coffee Cake (similar to this one) in the oven which will provide breakfast for at least 3 days this week and B3 just whipped up some chocolate chip cookie dough to make cookies yet this afternoon. Last week I made a gingerbread cake (with the help of Betty Crocker's mix) for dessert; another seasonal item we enjoy.

Here's our menu plan for the week --

Sunday - BBQ beef (from the freezer), roasted butternut squash, mac & cheese corn casserole

Monday - Bubble Pizza (carry-over from last week), Salad

Tuesday - Chicken & Rice Soup (from the freezer)

Wednesday - Broccoli & Potato Bake, Baked Beans, Corn Muffins (from the freezer)

Thursday - Pancakes or Waffles, Sausage, Fruit

Friday - Frozen Pizza (needed a quick meal between an out-of-town trip and getting to a football game)

Saturday - Chicken Tacos (crockpot) & all the fixin's.

For more menus please check out Menu Plan Monday at


Lynn said...

Your menu looks great. Those cookies sound like ones my mom used to make.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great looking menu! The honey bun coffee cake sounds scrumptious! :D

Have a great week!

AnnMarie Brown said...

I love the smell of homemade cookies in the oven.... yummy! Menu looks good for this week.

Kate said...

I love changing seasons in the kitchen too. Comfort food of fall and winter is definitely my favorite.

Everything on your menu this week sounds great. That honey bun coffee cake looks really good. I think I'll have to try it soon.

Amy said...

Yum! You always have the best menu planners!

Unknown said...

I really enjoy baking. These days I haven't had much of a chance. And with the hubby being diabetic I'll have to put the goodies in the store for the customers. I'm sure they'll love them.
Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

I like butternut squash too, but they are so hard to cut! I don't know if I'm doing it wrong, but I have to really try hard to slice them.