Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 7th

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderfully relaxing weekend without too much busy busy 🙂

Okay so I had another kitchen mishap last week.  Remember the delicious Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins I mentioned last week?  Look good don’t they?

Well they were delicious….the SECOND time I made them!   You’ll never guess what I did.  After I finished making the first batch my daughter came in to try one.  She said mom these don’t smell so good.  I thought something seemed off when I was making them but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.  We both went ahead and tried one and went yuck at the same time.  They were terrible! Now this kind of stuff happens to me all the time so immediately I thought what did I do wrong this time?  Turns out I used rancid whole wheat flour….oh yes I did.  Don’t ask me how I didn’t notice that (it really does smell horrible), I’m a real power baker can’t you tell?  Not to be defeated though I went out, bought new flour, made up another batch and immensely enjoyed the way the muffins were suppose to taste.  Sheesh!

We have quite the collection of recipe indexes going on now so if you are stuck on what to eat for dinner this week, this is the place to visit.  I love checking out tried and true recipes, yum!  It’s not to late to add yours either if you haven’t yet already.

Also some of you have been linking up some very delicious sounding recipes on my Say Mmm post.  I would love to see more of you link up and try out the new printable grocery list link feature.  It’s awesome!  Brian from Say Mmm has even gone one step further to try and make this super easy for you to do.  Now if you’d like you can simply go to this link here and provide Brian with your recipe link and email and he will email you back the code you need to quickly add a grocery list link to your post.  How cool is that!  Remember that by linking up a recipe over there (with the grocery list link included) you will be eligible to win a signed copy of my book and some other cool prizes.  PLUS Brian has also offered to give away an ADDITIONAL 4 copies of my book to those who simply leave a comment on that original post.  Go on over and enter to win!

Can’t wait to see what you’ll all be having for dinner this week!

Here’s what we’ll be eating:

Monday: Ham Caribbean served with rice and broccoli

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Corny Chili served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Chicken Corn Chowder

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Slow Cooker Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Pot Roast served with mashed potatoes and carrots

Saturday: Dinner out, yipee!

Simple Supper Sunday


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35 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 7th

  1. 1
    Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog says

    Wow, I was on top of it this morning. LOL! I managed to get the number 1 spot.. wonder if that makes a difference… 😉

    • 1.1
      Crystal & Co. says

      Girl, you’re good! Look at you getting the #1 spot. 🙂

      • angie says

        so many delicious recipes thanks so much for sharing yours and hosting this link up which has been one of my favorites since before I started my own blog (2 years ago)

  2. 2
    The Happy Housewife says

    Oh Laura! I’ve used rancid flour before too so I totally understand. I’m glad your family didn’t get sick!
    Glad you liked the recipe, and I LOVE your photo! 🙂


  3. 3
    [email protected] says

    I would have never thought about flour going bad. Thanks for the tip! And thanks for hosting another great MPM!

  4. 4
    Tiffany says

    My son has been begging me to make poppy seed muffins. I’ll have to try those. Thanks for linking to my Ham Caribbean recipe!

  5. 5
    [email protected] says

    I didn’t even realise that flour could go bad! Glad that they turned out ok the second time 🙂

  6. 6
    Lynn says

    Your menu looks great! Sorry about the muffins and bad flour. At least they were good the second time 🙂

  7. 7
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    Your menu looks great, I am coming over on Wednesday for the Chicken Corn Chowder. Thank you so much for hosting us today and have a great week!

  8. 8
    Queen of the House says

    Too bad about the rancid flour! 🙁 I think “they” talk about storing whole wheat flour in the refrigerator or freezer even to avoid that happening…I never do though!
    Have a great week! 🙂

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      Yes I think I’m going to have to do that for sure because I was pretty grossed out 🙂

  9. 9
    Alicia's Homemaking says

    When flour goes rancid, can you smell it?

    Those muffins do sound yummy (with good flour, of course!)…

    Thanks for hosting. 🙂


    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Oh yes it smells terrible, so not sure how I missed that. Yuck!

  10. 10
    Christi says

    I’m really glad I read this post, because I had NO clue flour could go bad! I have some whole wheat flour that I’ve had for a while… I’m going to have to go check it now for peace of mind. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  11. 11
    Kim at Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} says

    Thanks so much for hosting this great linkup! This is my 2nd time joining in {the first time was in December}…. so I’m looking forward to the accountability this party provides! What a bummer about your muffins ~ I don’t think I realized it could go rancid. I’m going to go check mine now! 🙂 Have a terrific start to your week!!!

  12. 13
    Wendy @ Celiacs in the House says

    I remember how whole wheat flour got funky. Now it’s the brown rice flour that I have to keep in the freezer so it won’t go rancid. That is the nastiest smell and taste. I keep all the gluten-free flours in the fridge or freezer now. Then, of course, I have to let it warm up to room temp before I bake which is a pain. Still, I don’t have to cry if that expensive flour goes bad.

  13. 14
    Kerri says

    Dinner out is such a wonderful thing to have to look forward to. I, too will be out on Saturday…and am yippee about it as well!!


  14. 15
    Branson @ Reflection of Somethin says

    I definitely want to try those muffins! I am working on a new muffin recipe myself today. Love healthy muffins for breakfast 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. 16
    Susanne says

    I never would have thought “rancid flour”. I just learned something! :v)

    Menu this week in no particular order: lasagna, Serbian ground beef, spaghetti and meatballs (from Bobby Flay Throwdown cookbook, pork & rice (a Hungarian dish), chicken burgers and fries, 40 clove chicken.

  16. 18
    Janet says

    I’ve never experienced rancid flour before. I did ruin a batch of banana muffins last week when I forgot to add the Turbinado. Yuck!

  17. 19
    keli says

    I went to check out your Chicken Corn Chowder link and realized it was the link to my recipe. 🙂 Thanks for linking to me, hope you enjoy!!

    I have never experienced rancid flour before and I really hope I don’t have to! I didn’t even know flour went rancid. :/ Learn something new everyday lol

  18. 20
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    I’ve heard ww flour can go rancid, but haven’t experienced it. What a bummer! Those muffins do look good, though, so I can see why you tried again. 🙂

    Btw, I love the recipe index- thanks for putting that up again!

  19. 22
    City Share says

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop. Those muffins look delicious. This week my meal plan is all about cleaning out the fridge and freezer.

  20. 23
    Marilyn Holeman says

    Hi Laura, I clicked on this link Go on over and enter to win! and my computer couldn’t load it. Something about it had leading . . . I tried to delete the dots and “reclick” it, but it still wouldn’t work. Thanks! I’d love to win a copy of your book! (By the way, I believe you can keep flour in your freezer. That would keep it from going rancid if you don’t use it frequently–but check this out on another source to make sure!)

  21. 25
    Ashley says

    Mmmmm…I love almost anything lemon! I’m going to have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  22. 27
    Katie @ Wellness Mama says

    Thanks for hosting. Looking forward to trying your shopping list creator. I posted meal plans with a shopping list and recipes for the whole week, but something like that would certainly cut down on time!

  23. 28
    I Thought I Knew Mama says

    I’m here from 31dbbb and am now following your RSS and following on SU. Great blog!

  24. 29
    Allysgrandma says

    Hi Laura, I second or third the freezer. I keep all specialty flour in the freezer and some of my extra bags of white flour too, but I finally have an “extra” refrigerator now along with full size freezer and my beautiful new stainless steel with the freezer on the bottom and the two doors on top!

    I don’t particpate in menu planning since it is just the two of us and never know how many leftovers we will have, but I still like to look at the links when I have time to get ideas for something different. Thanks for hosting so many motivaing parties!!

  25. 30
    Debbie says

    Nice to visit your blog today. I hope you will join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can.


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