Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Menus 9/29 - 10/5

It's been a rough couple of days so I'm finally getting around to posting menus. I'm gonna start with today since I didn't cook last night (Eric made fried rice) and I'm going through Monday because my parents are coming up this weekend and I wanted to make sure I make yummy stuff while they're here!

Tuesday, 9/29: Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a recipe from my mother-in-law which you can find here. Delicious and easy too!! One thing I do differently is cut the chicken up - I think the flavor permeates more when it is in bite sized pieces. Serve over rice. Sometimes I like to buy the frozen oriental veggie mix and mix that in too. Yum. (I just realized I have posted this one already but I did it with pork last time)

Wednesday, 9/30: Hamburgers

We just got a Costco rebate so we "splurged" and bought the yummy frozen sirloin patties. Hamburgers are a favorite around here.

Thursday, 10/1: Hawaiian Haystacks

I am so excited for Fall - but I had to squeeze in my favorite summer dish one more time!


Friday, 10/2: Tortilla Soup (!!)

I have been WAITING for cooler weather so I can start making my favorite soups!!! This is one of my favorite favorite favorites and it is so easy! Got this from my fabulous sister-in-law Jenn.

1/2 lb cooked chicken, shredded
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1(10 oz) can enchilada sauce (red)
1 medium onion, diced (I use onion powder)
1(4 oz) diced green chilies
1(14 1/2 oz) can chicken broth
1(15oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 clove garlic, cut or smashed (I use garlic powder)
1 Tbsp. dried cilantro (I've never found dried cilantro but fresh is good too!!)

Combine all in crock pot. Cook 4 to 5 hours on LOW. Top with sour cream, grated cheese, tortilla chips.

Saturday, 10/3: Creamy Meatballs and Potatoes

I may have posted this one before but here it is again. It is a Metler family favorite and a recent favorite of my moms! When I asked her if she had any requests for dinner while she was here - this is the first one she came up with. So, try it...it's delicious!

Sunday, 10/4: Tri-tip

Tri-tip Friday got postponed to Sunday this week. Same 'ol Same 'ol.

Monday, 10/5: Chicken Pot Pie

I just made this a couple weeks ago - but it was so good and I want my mom to taste it! So here we go again. http://kristiescookin.blogspot.com/2009/09/menus-914-918.html. The only thing I'm going to do differently this time is add small cubed potatoes! I think that will be delicious!



  1. I'm trying the Tortilla Soup!! Yum! :)

  2. Just wanted to tell you Kristie, that I made your Tortilla soup tonight and we loved it! It's a keeper, and so easy! I'm so glad I found your cooking blog. I hope you don't mind.