Monday, May 05, 2008

BloggedIn Bounty ($100 Target Card) and Menu Plan Monday

Did you say you need a new purse? Or those cute capri's you looked at the other day while you were strolling through Target? Oh, you know the ones.... well, the lovely people from Blogged-In Network are offering us all a chance to win, win, WIN! A! Free! Gift! Card! From Target! For $100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what are you waiting for? Click on the box and start earning points by following a few easy instructions! Momma needs a NEW PAIR OF SHOES!!! (oh, okay -- baby and daddy do too.)

Moving on to Menu Plan Monday , Laura fromI'm an Organizing Junkie hosts the weekly edition of Menu Plan Monday -- make sure you check out her website! She's incredibly encouraging...

So, this week's menu is kind of loosey-goosey ... kind of ... and then again, kind of NOT. But I reserve the right to change it if I don't feel like cooking, because I'm BEAT, y'all, and I don't even know why. Darn hormones! Anyhoooo ... onto the food part:

  1. Monday: Grilled Burgers with Chipotle (mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!) Rub with potato salad and baked beans
  2. Tuesday:Creamy Sherry Chicken over Rice with Broccoli (never quite got to it last week)
  3. Wednesday: Dinner for a dollar at church
  4. Thursday: Penne with Meat Sauce and Caesar Salad
  5. Friday: Grilled Chicken Legs with Moroccan rub with Jasmine Rice and Salad
  6. Saturday: Unknown at this time.
  7. Sunday: Japanese Steak House -- Woot!!!!
So... what's on your menu???

On another note, my husband and I have taken a young couple in our church "under our wing," per say. She doesn't know how to cook, and I told her I would teach her how. So, I'm asking YOU for some ideas for meals that picky eaters can eat that fall within the following categories: easy, inexpensive, not exotic, child-friendly, crock pot ideas, casserole ideas.

Please... any ideas would be awesome, since right now, she only knows how to burn things, and her husband ends up cooking for the three of them (they have a 4 year old). I'd like to put together a simple cook book for her!! Thanks for your input.

Also -- is anyone interested in doing a recipe exchange via Mr. Linky for meals you can fix for shut-ins, sick friends and family, new moms, or someone that just needs a fresh meal prepared for them? You would post the ideas on your own blog on one particular day, and then sign up on the Mr. Linky. Give me your thoughts on this!!

Have an awesome day!


michelle said...

I would love to take part in your recipe exchange for needy families if you decide to do one. For what its worth, awhile back I wrote a blog post about using meals as a ministry. I don't know if it would be of much help to you or not. You can read what I wrote here:

Also, I do have a few recipes for your friend that are easy, and I would be happy to share them with you. Would it be easiest to email them? It might be a bit much to leave in the comments section.

michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Overwhelmed! said...

How nice that you're taking a church couple under your wing.

For some fun recipe ideas, check out my Favorite Ingredients Fridays posts. I know you'll find some yummy stuff there!

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Sandy said...

Hi GiBee - you're the perfect person to help her along!
I would just say start simple with one crockpot recipe, tacos, spaghetti (easy w/hamburger), maybe even a breakfast for dinner!
EASY stuff. Sorry I haven't visited in a while - have missed ya!

Laura said...

Oh I love me some chipolte!!

As for easy dishes well I would recommend you rush right out and purchase the magazine Simple and Delicious or check out their website. It's where I get most of my recipes and they make cooking ever so easy for non-cooks. Trust me I know!!

aggiejenn@reflectinghim said...

I'm going to email you some that I got when Justin and I got married.

Susanne said...

The recipe exchange would be awesome. It'll be great to get a variety of ideas to take someone when they are in need.

I'll have to think of some recipes for your friend and email you.

Stacey Baker said...

If you would like an easy recipe for cheesy chicken & rice casserole, then feel free to email me.

I have to do easy and inexpensive because, I too, am NOT a cook!

Oh and I would love to do the menu thing for the shut-ins.