Sunday, January 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 1-4-10

Monday:  Tex-Mex Turkey Soup, served with sour cream, scallions, cilantro, cheese, and tortilla chips
ETA:  This soup was fabulous.  It was a new recipe I made.  It got 5 stars on Allrecipes. 

Tuesday:  Leftovers for guys (I have a meeting)

Wednesday:  Balsamic roasted pork loin, Mashed potatoes, Maple-roasted butternut squash p. 158 barefoot contessa back to basics cookbook, Hot French bread   ETA:  The balsamic roasted pork loin was a hit and super easy.  I baked it in my Le Crueset  Cocoette.  I will definitely add it to my menu rotation.  The maple-roasted butternut squash was fabulous.  YUM YUM YUM!

Thursday:  Spaghetti and meatballs, Garlic sauteed italian flat beans with julienne carrots, Antipasta salad, Garlic bread  We ended up changing up the menu plan and just had ham and cheese or meatball subs.  I wanted to use up the leftover french bread from Wed and some meatballs I had.  Mission accomplished with much less effort and mess in the kitchen to clean up!

Friday:  Leftovers

Saturday:  Bacon wrapped chicken, Crash hot potatoes, Prince Edward Vegetable Medley

Sunday:  Baby Back Ribs (recipe follows), Baked potatoes, Corn, Applesauce

Baby Back Ribs

4 lbs pork baby back ribs 
1/3 cup dark brown sugar 
1 tbsp paprika 
1 1/2 tsp chili powder 
1 1/2 tsp salt 
1 tsp ground cumin 
3/4 tsp black pepper 
3/4 tsp white pepper 
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
3/4 tsp ground oregano 
1/4 tsp sugar 
bbq sauce 

Combine dry ingredients and rub over the surface of the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker or crock-pot standing on their edge with the meaty side out. Cook for 6 hrs on low (8 hrs if crock pot is not powerful) Remove ribs from crock pot and brush with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Here is the link to Menu Plan Monday  at OrgJunkie.  You will find MANY MANY links to menu plans.  Enjoy! 


  1. I should try these ribs. Ribs have never been on of my faves, but my CRAZY for ribs and he would love these (as would the hubby!)
    Holly @ 504 Main

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  3. WOW, your family is eating good! The bacon wrapped chicken sounds most delish. : )

  4. I just added the bacon wrapped chicken to the menu for next week. I love the Back to Basics cookbook. The recipe in it for the country omelet is really good. I made it for a brunch last year.

  5. Do you think I could use ground beef instead of turkey?

  6. I'm sure you could, but then you would have to change the name of the soup! ;)