Monday, August 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Is it time to post a menu plan again? Where do my weekends go? Oh well. This week might be a bit hectic as I'm only at my current job for today and tomorrow, I'll have Wednesday off and then I start my new job on Thursday. Without knowing exactly what my schedule will be just yet, it's hard to know if I'll be around for dinner or not. I figure I'll plan dinners with the expectation to be at home and if I'm not, Buppy can either make what I have planned or do something simple (grilled cheese, tuna, hot dogs) that both he and the kids can have relatively quickly. I tried to make the menu as simple and quick as possible this week anyway, so it still won't be hard for him to make what I've planned if I'm not around. Here it is:

Monday: *free night* Ham sandwich (with lettuce, tomato & cheese), cantaloupe

Tuesday: *free night* hot dog, apple, veggies & dip

Wednesday: Pierogi (I still haven't gotten the chance to make these darn things and I'm determined to make them this week!)

Thursday: Buffalo chicken salad (green salad with buffalo wing flavored chicken, lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives and whatever else we decide to throw in)

Friday: Pizza (what kind yet has not been determine; Buppy mentioned BBQ chicken pizza the other day, so perhaps we'll throw one of those together)

Saturday: Poker Run (Buppy & I will be out most of the day working a stop for the Poker Run his employer sponsors and will be eating out)

Sunday: *free night* Tuna fish sammy or some soup (homemade that's been frozen), fruits and/or veggies & dip (which ever I still have in the house)

*Free nights for me are nights when Buppy is at work, the kids are with their mom and I'm left on my own for dinner.

While BBQ chicken pizza is relatively easy to make, here's how we make ours.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 Pillsbury pizza crust (I like the thin crust but I think Buppy likes the regular one better. I'm sure that homemade, which I really want to try to make again, or the powdered mix would be great too.)
BBQ sauce (Use your favorite here. I'm pretty picky and don't like most sauces; my favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's.)
Chopped green onions (We've also used red and they're really good on there too.)
1-2 cooked, chopped chicken breasts (Canned chicken works great here too; use what you have and what's easiest for you.)
Chopped fresh mushrooms (Or canned, whatever you've got on hand!)
Cheese (This is so versatile here. I think we've used almost everything under the sun at one point or another. I'm so not a it has to be Mozzarella kind of girl. Nope. Sharp cheddar is really good on this pizza, and this time I'm thinking we might throw on some Monterey Jack.)
Bacon (We don't always put bacon on this particular pizza, but it's really good when it's on there.)

So there you have it. Throw as much BBQ sauce as you like onto the crust, pile on your toppings and bake as directed per the crust instructions, or until it looks done. It's not hard at all, but it sure tastes scrumptious!

I'll be linking this post up to Menu Plan Monday over at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Check out her MPMs for great menu ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Pierogi. I do them at Christmas every year. I have a post about it on my blog. Really they are simple- much better to do with some friends. You can talk and pinch at the same time.


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