"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday..

What's for supper this week (in no particular order):
Baked Potato Soup(recipe at bottom of page) & buttermilk cornbread

Baked Mac & Cheese, broccoli & cauliflower


meatloaf,(2 lbs. ground chuck, 1 egg, enough quick oats to hold it together;; I just pour it in & eyeball it!), seasoned salt & pepper, 1/2 c to 1 c.. minced onion, 1 tbsp. minced garlic, 1/2 can Del Monte Traditional Spaghetti Sauce; mix together and shape into loaves. Bake at 350 until meat is done) mashed potatoes, green beans

calzones, salad

Hobo dinners(hamburger patties seasoned with Lawry's seasoned salt & black pepper wrapped in aluminum foil with thinly sliced potatoes & carrots & onion. Bake in a 350 oven for 1 hr.), salad

dessert: Pumpkin Pie & blackberry cobbler (my recipes; I will try to share them later)
Baked Potato Soup

9 baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups whole milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup bacon bits, divided
4 green onions, chopped
10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time, and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking).
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup bacon bits, 2 tablespoons green onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve topped with remaining bacon, onions and cheese.
If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot