So each week I like to look through some of the previous MPM links looking for recipe ideas. I can’t of course visit them all but I try to visit as many of them as I can as time permits. I usually randomly jump around from link to link in no particular order at all. When I check the link stats I can see that this random method of link hopping is a popular way of doing it for readers. How do I know? Because the links with the most hits aren’t necessarily the first few that link up on Monday morning. Often the links with the most hits are those with great pictures of food (yum) and/or a great description. For instance, the most popular link last week went to link #7 Saving Dollars & Sense. Her description was Crock Pot Menu Plan and over 300 people checked it out looking to get some crock pot ideas :) There were even many links much much further down the list with over 150 hits each. Links promising lots of recipes/recipe links also tend to be very popular.
As for my menu last week it went over pretty well except for Friday when I ordered the pizza instead of making homemade…as you know this happens sometimes. Menu plans are made to be broken occasionally especially in 30 degree (C) weather! Unfortunately that weather only lasted a week but it sure was nice while we had it.
My favorite recipe from the week would have to be the Hashbrown-Pork Chop Casserole. Quick and easy to throw together and I lightened it up considerably by using light versions of the soup, sour cream, milk and cheese. And yes I left the onion out..lol..but this time purely by accident. I had the onion bought and everything but just plum forgot to cook it up. Oops :)
Someone left a comment last week asking how I feed my allergic son on nights like these when clearly this particular recipe would be a disaster for his allergies (gluten, dairy, eggs, fish, nuts). Here’s what his allergy safe meal looked like. Plain pork chops and hashbrowns, just the way he likes it. I added his corn after I took the picture.
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
Wednesday: Baked Chicken Quesadillas (using leftover chicken)
Thursday: Asian Flank Steak Stir-Fry
Friday: Leftover buffet
Saturday: Dinner out!
Simple Supper Sunday: Church potluck ~ Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU PLAN THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.