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Monday, February 11, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Feb. 11

I wasn't going to post a menu this week because I'm hoping to have our baby this week! (trying to self-induce Wednesday evening if she's not here by then), but here we go anyway, with easy stuff of course...

Monday - Italian chicken (chicken breast marinated in Italian dressing, broiled in oven), Suddenly Salad, Lisa's sweet potato casserole (recipe below, just because it's freezing today and sounds so good)

Tuesday - pancakes, bacon (since Kevin's been on shift work and we haven't had breakfast together in awhile)

Wednesday - pizza

Thursday - Valentine's Day - potato soup (real exciting, I know)

Friday - spaghetti


RECIPE- Sweet Potato Casserole
my friend Lisa made this when we had Thanksgiving together and it was sooo yummy I had to ask for the recipe!

3 c. mashed sweet potatoes
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. melted butter

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. melted butter
1 c. chopped pecans

Combine first 6 ingredients and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until hot and browned.

UPDATED: I ended up rearranging the menu because Kevin had an upset stomach today, so I made my first attempt at potato soup with NO RECIPE (just some basics from my mom since she used to make this)! That is very unlike me--I always need something specific to follow but it turned out VERY yummy, so I thought I'd do my best to share, though I didn't actually measure anything...

Creamy Potato Soup

3 potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
1 cup half and half (could probably sub milk just fine), until soup consistency
3-4 Tbl butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
a few shakes of dried parsley and cilantro

Cook the potatoes, drain, and mash with mixer. Mix in butter and half & half. Add in salt, parsley, and cilantro, to taste. Return to stove and heat through.

Have a great week, friends, and hopefully you'll be hearing news soon! More menus HERE.


Misslionheart♥ said...

Love your blog (and menu!)

Good luck with the new arrival...

Sharon said...

I can't believe it's already THAT week-baby week! :) Prayers for you & your family.

Thanks for stopping by my menu post. I wish I lived closer so I could bring you over a meal once your daughter is here!

According to HIS Power said...

Hi Sarah! I can not wait to hear that Baby Girl is here! I bet you are getting really anxious to meet her! :o) Sorry I haven't dropped by in so long, everyone has been so sick but it looks like we are on the mend! Thanks for your bloggy visits, it's always encouraging to read your comments!

Praying for you and your family, especially this week!

Love and Prayers, Julie

Connie said...

How exciting that you have a precious baby coming this week!

Take care of yourself !

Ben & Angie said...


I hope the boys are feeling better!

Just wanted to leave you a link to one of our favorite recipes ever for potato soup. It is so easy and sooooooo yummy. Ben requests it all of the time!

Love ya,