Menu Plan Monday

Here it is! Again a ‘freezer challenge’ week.  I also have a bag of potatoes I need to use up so there are lots of potato recipes. I have a pizza coupon handy just in case some of these creations don’t work out…


Sloppy Joes Sloppy Joes

  • 1 lb ground pork

  • 1 can sloppy joe mix

  • hamburger buns

You know what to do 🙂

Famous Potatoes

6 Idaho potatoes (2 1/2 lb.)
1/2 c. butter, melted
3/4 c. water
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Cut unpeeled potatoes into 1/4-inch slices. Mix together butter and water. Add onion soup mix; layer potatoes and liquid into a 2 quart casserole. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Served with jello made with canned fruit.


Autumn Pork Chops 

Crockpot Pork Chops Supreme

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 4 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 4 to 6 pork chops, boneless or bone-in
    salt and pepper to taste 

Lightly spray slow cooker with butter or garlic flavored non-stick cooking spray. Put onions and potatoes in bottom of slow cooker. Top with pork chops, salt and pepper, pour soup over chops. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until tender.

This recipe is is from About Southern Food.

Serve with green beans.


Italian Chicken Lentil Soup

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I have chicken tenders – hopefully this will work out)

  • 1 medium onion — chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 medium zucchini — chopped (2 cups)

  • 4 medium carrots — sliced (2 cups)

  • 8 ounces dried lentils — sorted & rinsed (1 cup)

  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 3 ounces sliced mushrooms — (1 cup)

  • 1 can diced tomatoes — (28 ounces) undrained

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil — OR 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese — if desired

Remove fat from chicken. Mix remaining ingredients except mushrooms, tomatoes, basil and cheese in 3 1/2- to 6 quart slow cooker. Add chicken.

Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until lentils are tender and chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Remove chicken from slow cooker. Use 2 forks to pull chicken into shreds. Return chicken to slow cooker. Stir in mushrooms and tomatoes. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with cheese. 6 servings.

This recipe is from Just Slow Cooking.


Wild Boar 

My dad gave us a piece of smoked, wild boar.  I don’t really know what to do with it, so am just going to treat it like a smoked country ham and fry it in my cast iron skillet, and serve it with biscuits and honey. 


Halibut With Remoulade Sauce 

Halibut with Remoulade Sauce

My Dad also brought back some Halibut he caught in Alaska so I will be using that in this recipe. 

Remoulade Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup real mayonnaise

  • 2 to 3 green onions with 3 to 4 inches of green, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced, optional

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons Creole mustard or similar whole grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoons bold and spicy mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper

  • A few dashes of Tabasco or hot sauce, to taste

  • A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Arrange the halibut in a lightly oiled baking dish.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, blending well. Spread sauce over each fillet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

This recipe is from About Southern Food.

Serve with peas.

Baked potatoes

Served with cheese, butter, bacon and chives as toppings.

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7 responses to “Menu Plan Monday

  1. We’re having sloppy joes tonight too!
    Happy Monday!
    Sounds yummy!
    ¸.·´¸.·*¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·’ * Annie *

  2. Sloppy joes and roasted potatoes on the menu at our house this week too! Everything looks great and I love the recipes.

  3. these all sound delicious!! I love the recipes included!!

  4. what a delicious, well thought out meal plan.

  5. Brendalynn

    Ooh, I am going to try those famous potatoes this week! I just got “taddies” (as my little ones would call them) at the farmers market on Saturday (the last one of the season) so this will be a perfect recipe to try!!!

  6. Silly Sister-in-law

    The wild boar recipe is so funny!! I made a huge pot of chili yesterday, zucchini bread, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert, so we are set for a couple of days!

    P.S. – just starting to think about our Christmas dinner, any thoughts? May do the same as last year, Janice said it is at our home. Talk to you soon.
    Hey – wasn’t this just suppose to be just a comment?

  7. Looks like a great menu this week. The pork chops look great!

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