But if you are here, I say “Welcome!”
So I’m trying to get our home under control. You know, to the point that I don’t tell all the kids to go hide in the garage and pretend we’re not home if the doorbell rings. I do love to cook at home. It’s very important to me, so I do make it a priority, but it’s amazing how when I actually have a plan, it frees up so much more of my day to do the other things that need to be done around here. So here goes. My plan.
Monday – Round steak with gravy served over rice. I just trim and cut up some round steak with my handy-dandy kitchen scissors and dump it in the crock pot. Add some cream-of-something soup and a package of onion soup mix and put it on low for the whole day. It creates its own gravy which is great served over rice made in the rice cooker. A definite favorite!
Tuesday – Baked Chicken Breasts with buttered noodles. Sometimes these plain-Jane meals hit the spot. (I’ll also cook extra chicken breasts to use on Thursday.)
Wednesday – Hamburger Patties (made them last week in my One BIG Mess Cooking Night) and oven fries (slice the potatoes and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and cook at 400 til they’re done)
Thursday – Creamy Corn and Spinach Enchiladas using the leftover chicken from Tuesday night. I’ve made these before and they are AWESOME!
Friday – Dinner Out!
Saturday – leftovers
Sunday – Not-So-Sloppy Sloppy Joes – The word for the day on Sundays is easy. If it isn’t easy and quick, I’ll find some reason to spend money on fast food. But I will have to rename this. My husband has issues with Sloppy Joes. I know from the ingredients that he’ll like this if I call them something else. Maybe Messy Marvins? Nope, I think he might be on to me if I did that. How about Beefy Biscuits? There you go!
And of course, we’ll have a veggie with every meal.
Welcome to Menu Plan Monday!! So glad to see you here 🙂
Congrats on your new BLOG and good luck with your project.
The sloppy joe link doesn’t work. Hopefully I will be adating some of your techniques to get going on my home!
Oh dear, this blog is so addictive and I have three years to go and I should be cleaning my kitchen and it’s so late. But I’ve made a note of the date and plan to to come back tomorrow and carry on reading. Naturally I have now subscribed through a feed, but I want to read it all the way through.
Your comment made me giggle! Welcome!
Brittani A. says
I just began rereading your blog from the beginning, again. If it’s good enough for an ebook, it’s good enough for me! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hello, fellow slob here, and it’s gotten to the point that if I don’t get my home under control I will go nuts. I just discovered you a couple of hours ago and I can already tell you’re going to be one of my virtual BFFs. It’s past midnight and I need to go to bed but I’m reading your blog ‘backwards’ and just can’t stop! But I will. After this message.
I’d love to see your recipe for the Not Sloppy Joes, but the link is broken. Would you mind sharing the recipe?
OK, off to bed now, I promise.
Dana White says
Hmmm, I don’t even remember that recipe! So sorry the link is broken!
I google Not So Sloppy Sloppy Joes and got several results. This was published in 2005, so perhaps this is the recipe?https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/not-so-sloppy-joes
Barb D says
Congrats on still blogging. 11 years! OMG! And still hilarious!
Dana, I’m so happy for you! It really does start with a decision for people like you and me — a decision and a resolve.
I had to laugh about you Sloppy Joe’s rename. I also renamed mine several years ago. And since my name is Jo and I have also been a lost minimalist (aka slob), I renamed my Sloppy Joes, “Sloppy Mama’s.” lol
My kids loved the new name, and now that they are married with kids of their own, they are still calling them “Sloppy Mama’s ”
Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. I have also read FlyLady and created my control journal with 2-3 weeks of menus but I don’t read her emails or watch her videos. I just can’t handle the feeling of a “wall of words” coming at me.
I’ll stop talking now. 🙂