Mama Duck
Sunday - Roast Turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed salad, homemade biscuits, Gertrude hawks Caramel/nut and chocolate/m&m covered apples
Monday - Pizza
Tuesday - Sloppy Joes and organic french fries
Wednesday - leftovers
Thursday - French Dip ala Kate - or at least the link is.. thanks Kate!
Friday - Chicken and Dumplings - slow cooker
Saturday - soup and sandwiches

If you've been looking at this blog over the last few days, I apologize for the constant changing look. As you can see I've been trying to find a unique look that works for what this blog is intended to be. I'm not looking  to create a food blog, (or at least not yet, lol) but more of a blog for home management ideas and tricks with menu planning as the base.

In getting back to posting regularly I've been just working on the menu planning. I'm now going to start expanding more with more  recipes to try and their result, home management tips and tricks (as soon as I learn them, lol) and cost savings tricks that work for me. I'm not sure how fast all the additions will be added, but I am going to be working on them. Thanks for reading!
Mama Duck
Sunday - Herbed Roast Pork Loin and Potatoes, tossed field green salad with vinaigrette dressing and bluberry buckle (who's coming over for this dinner? lol)
Monday - Pizza
Tuesday - Pork loin leftover sandwiches*
Wednesday - leftovers
Thursday - spaghetti and meatballs (please, please let the humidity and heat be low)
Friday - Chinese take-out

* for some weird reason I can never spell sandwiches right the first time. I always put an extra 'w' in it, lol.
Mama Duck
Better late then never. I set the posting time and date for this coming week instead of this past sunday! Ooops :)

You'll notice a definite theme of easy to prepare, no or little heat meals. Its in the 90's with high humidity to boot. I'm melting enough as is and am turning on the stove as little as possible, lol.

Sunday - Popcorn chicken bites (made into spicy buffalo bites for me), tossed salad
Monday - Sausage, Broccoli, and Noodles
- eta this was not nearly as good as it looked. will not make again
Tuesday - Cheese dogs, potato chips and applesauce
Wednesday - my usual leftovers night as I get home with JP after 8pm
Thursday - Sloppy Joes with sliced tomatoes
Friday - sandwiches - ham and a nice smooth and creamy swiss.. simple and yumm
Saturday - tossed salad with sauteed chicken breasts (maybe a grill next year?)

Something different for Saturday as well. We were getting lunch from Panera Bread today and I went to the site to get the menu. I didn't know they had recipes on there and found a recipe:

Asiago Bagel Breakfast Bake

its all made and waiting to bake in the morning. The only down side is that it will take an hour to bake :(

this is how it looked when it came out of the oven...i'll definitely make this again...yummmmm

Mama Duck
Sunday - Chicken Parmesan with pasta and sauteed zucchini
Monday - Pizza ($8.25 for a plain cheese pie)
Tuesday - Sausage and peppers - Joy of Cooking version
I decided to make a dessert and I wanted chocolate, but kicked up a bit. So I found a recipe for this...
Wednesday - Leftovers as I get home after 8pm and Joe's at work
Thursday - Potato and Bacon Torte with Cafe Green Salad and applesauce granita
Friday - Chicken over tossed salad with choice of dressing
Saturday - To be determined

I was actually given a hint by a friend that she missed this blog so I am starting it up again. Although by her emails she is well on her way to out doing my attempts and could do her own blog. She even makes home made bread regularly, lol. Instead of overthinking it today I just sat down and said lets get this done!

If you watch the the Food Network a couple of things may look familiar up there. I enjoy watching the Next Food Network Star and the competition just ended with Melissa, a SAHM with no formal training, was the winner. Her new show is called Ten Dollar Dinners and I'm all for that. Thursday's meal is the menu featured on today's episode, lol. The Chicken Parmesan is also partly from her. On the last episode she shows how she does a 4 step chicken that can have endless options. One of the steps is to dredge the chicken in flour using a ziploc bag. Now this is nothing earth shaking or new, but I just hadn't really done it before. I did this with some chicken breasts the other night and they came out wonderful! I made a pan sauce with evaporated milk, butter , salt and pepper. It needs something else but was tasty none the less. I'll have to experiment more with the base recipe in the future, lol.