Monday, January 24, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 1-24-11 & Butternut Squash Biscuits

The last couple weeks I've had a chance to get caught up on reading my favorite blogs and browsing through the wonderful journals of simple living and exciting kitchen adventures.

There seemed to be a common theme among the dozens of sites I like to read: getting back on track now that the holidays are over AND pinching pennies by planning menus around the freezer and pantry.

Life here is no different. It's nice to get back on track...into a routine. Routine is good. As far as planning meals around the pantry to save money, well, we planned for it last summer with all of the canning and food preserving we did.

Every year I will pinpoint one thing we did and be very thankful for it. Last winter it was the canned peppers. I just LOVE to dump a jar of peppers into a stew, chili or sauce, so much that we canned twice the amount this year.

This winter I am VERY thankful for butternut squash. Did you know that you can sleep better with a basement full of butternut squash? Oh, they were a pain in the garden.

In fact, they were the playground bullies of the garden trying to take over and plow everything else down. But I'd do it all again just for these little beauties:

Butternut Squash Biscuits - Yum!

Here is our menu for this week:

Breakfasts: Sausage Pancake Muffins, Knock Your Socks Off Bread w/ Cream Cheese, Eggs (the girls just started laying again) & Toast.

Lunches: Leftovers and/or Salad

Weekend Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Monday Dinner:
Chili left over from the weekend AND Butternut Squash Biscuits

Tuesday Dinner:
Venison Steaks & Butternut Squash Casserole (this recipe, but I'm going to use butternut)

Wednesday Dinner:
Black Bean Burgers & Salad

Thursday Dinner:
Mexican Rice Casserole

Friday Dinner:
Chicken Enchiladas w/ homemade tortillas

Saturday Dinner:
Leftovers with Refried Beans & Homemade chips (from the homemade tortillas)

Sunday Dinner:
Turkey Dinner and we'll sneak in some butternut squash too!

This menu is posted for participation in Meal Plan Monday. Check out the other great menus!

Enjoy the day -Wonderwoman

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