Thursday, August 27, 2009

Menu Planning 101: Challenge 2

Challenge 2 for The Happy Housewife's Menu Planning 101 was to come up with five more meals and a list of side dishes. No limit on the number of sides your family likes. I'll also have to start posting recipes for some of the meals just in case you want to try it out for yourselves!

  1. Salisbury Steak
  2. Chicken Spaghetti
  3. Meatloaf
  4. Tacos (tortillas or shells)
  5. Taco Salad
  6. Chicken fried hamburger patties
  7. Cowboy Spaghetti
  8. Pork Chops
And a few cool/cold weather meals:
  1. Tortilla Soup
  2. Beef Soup
  3. Chicken Noodle Soup
Ok, so I have a few more than just 5...I couldn't help myself! Once I started thinking of all the things I normally make, they had to go on the list.

Here are my side dishes:
  1. Frozen Corn
  2. Canned Green Beans (with or without cheese)
  3. White Rice
  4. Spanish Rice
  5. Wild Rice
  6. Okra, fried
  7. Carrots, boiled
  8. Garlic Bread
  9. Pinto Beans
  10. Egg Noodles
  11. Pasta
  12. Noodles with crackers
  13. Mashed Potatoes
  14. Boiled Potatoes
  15. Baked Potatoes
  16. Sweet Potato Spears in the oven
  17. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows
  18. Broccoli (with cheese!)
  19. Squash, boiled
  20. Squash casserole
  21. Asparagus
Ok, that should give me some very diverse menus!


SnoWhite said...

I've never tried green beans with cheese! We enjoy cheese on zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower, but have our beans with basil and a little bit of butter. :)

SnoWhite said...

oh - and I love sweet potatoes with marshmallows and cranberries!!

Laura said...

I've never tried fried okra, do you have a recipe?

Karen said...

This German restaurant in town makes bacon wrapped green beans - yummy! I just bought some fresh beans and want to try them.

I want your recipe for the ribs in the crock pot that you mentioned the other day!

The Happy Housewife said...

Great list. Salisbury steak is a favorite in my house. I think everyone would place it on their top 10 meal list. Thanks for linking up.

Joanne said...

What is cowboy spaghetti? Oh, and I want the rib recipe, too! ;-)