Menu Plan Monday



Refried Bean and Lentils Tacos

I don’t have this recipe written down, but I make it pretty often.  I cook two cups of lentils, then dump a can of refried beans in it.  I add about 1/2 a can (from the beans) of water, and about 2 tablespoons of dried onion, and mix it all together.  Then I add about 3-4 tablespoons of taco seasoning, and cook until it’s all warmed through and a good consistency.

I just serve it with taco toppings – cheese, olives, sour cream, cilantro, etc.

Corn on the cob.  It’s from Florida, but we haven’t had The Good Stuff in about 8 months so we probably won’t be able to tell.



Dirty Rice with Beans and Sausage

I don’t have this recipe written down either. I cook half a package of dried kidney beans (post on the Art of Cooking Dried Beans coming soon!!), and drain the cooking water.

Towards the end of the bean-cooking time, I cook 2 cups of rice. 

While the rice is cooking, I brown a pound of sausage. 

While the sausage, rice, and beans are cooking I puree two 14 oz cans of tomatoes.

When everything is done doing it’s business, I put it all in the pan where I browned the sausage.  I let it simmer until the tomatoes cook down, about 15-20 minutes.  

Then I season with Tastefully Simple’s Onion-Onion and Cayenne Pepper to taste.  I can’t make it too hot or the kids will freak out, so we just put Louisiana Hot Sauce on it to spice it up if we need to.




Fresh Fruit – Blackberries and Pineapple


BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Ridiculously easy.  I just put a couple of pounds of boneless pork loin in a crock pot with a bottle of BBQ sauce.  I check it every couple of hours and add water if it’s trying out.  I do four hours on high, or 8 hours on low depending on my schedule that day.

Salad with Pomengranate-Life Dressing (trying this for the first time – it looks interesting!)

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Naturally Pomegranate™
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Salt 

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add coconut oil and whisk to blend. Season with salt to taste.



Grilled Cheese Panini on Homemade Bread

Fresh cut up veggies and dip

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3 responses to “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Hi! I could google it, but I am curious why you are using lentils?

    Your menu does look delicious- I love anything with cilantro!

    Fun to see your blog again- thanks for your visit and comment. 🙂 I LOVE that chicken!!

    Emily/Miss Mommy

    • Hi Emily! I just like lentils, they are cheap and don’t really have a ton of flavor so you can just stick them in recipes as a meat replacement (like instead of ground beef) and still get protien. It’s just something other than beans, which I tend to throw in everything 🙂

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