Menu Monday

Menu Monday

I know. I know. I am a day late.

Here is our pitiful little plan for this week:

  • Monday – Taco Bell…I just didn’t feel like cooking.
  • Tuesday – Chicken Pot Pie
  • Wednesday – It will probably be take-out again.
  • Thursday – Orange Chicken
  • Friday – It’s Big Daddy’s Birthday!!! I am waiting for him to decide what he wants to do.
  • Saturday – Tacos
  • Sunday – Carne Asada

I am trying really hard to avoid relying on take-out on scouts Wednesday, but this week scouts is earlier and the time between when Big Daddy gets home and I need to leave with the boys is really close.

What do you do when you need something quick with very little clean up time?

A couple of weeks ago I tried a new recipe for Spicy Orange-glazed Drumsticks…not a big hit at my house. I think it would have been better to marinate the chicken before cooking, but my kids didn’t like it at all. They kept saying that they wanted it to taste like Panda Express Orange Chicken. Then on Saturday we found this at Costco:


I am going to try this trick for my chicken and see if the kidlets like it better.


  1. Are you going to use drumsticks with the orange sauce? I have a million pounds of drumsticks in my freezer that I need something yummy to do with. And I must run to Costco today (I live directly across the street-it's my view from my kitchen window) and see if I can find some of that sauce. Yummy! Anyway, I'd love to hear how it turns out and if the kids like it.

    I recently found a recipe for Calzones that you could make ahead and freeze, then just heat up when it's time to eat. Something like that might help with the time crunch on Wednesdays.

  2. i just saw that cornstarch trick somewhere (i can't remember where!?) and have been thinking about trying it. you'll have to let me know how it turns out! i love panda's orange chicken, but it is SO bad. i want to find a homemade alternative that is at least a little healthier (and cheaper!)

  3. My mom loves that sauce! She uses it all the time. It's pretty good!

  4. I love your menu Mondays!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!!

  5. Oh.my.gosh. Are you kidding me? I need to go to Costco now!

    Here's our list:
    Mon - chicken chimichangas
    Tues - cheeseburgers
    Wed. - ?
    Thurs - ?
    Fri - I have bunko so the boys can all eat at Grammy's!

  6. I made Amish Spaghetti yesterday. It's fairly quick. Today is Activity Days at 430 -530 kind of makes dinner making and planning rough. The crock pot is life saver for me.