At last! I planned the menu first and then let my husband do the grocery shopping. (This is a little bit of a family joke. My mother used to say, “I’ll let you do the dishes, honey,” as if conferring a special privilege. Now we say, “I’ll let you do ___, honey,” whenever we want someone else to do a job for us. It doesn’t really apply, here, though, because my husband ‘s favorite sport is grocery shopping, so I’m not exactly passing off an undesirable chore. Convoluted, much?)
Monday: Southwest turkey cheeseburgers, black bean & corn confetti salad (I was going to make this last week with our tacos, and forgot about it!)
Tuesday: Homemade pizza
Wednesday: Quiche and green salad
Thursday: Pork Loin Hunter Style (from a battered, well-used copy of The Inn Cookbook–an old cookbook that is only available used at an incredibly inflated price–I guess we should take better care of it!), cranberry sauce, spätzle
Friday: Tuna noodle casserole (I make it pretty much like this recipe)
Do you have an old cookbook or recipe that you couldn’t replace if you lost it?
Love a Tuna Noodle Casserole that does not contain Cream of…Soup! Although, you may be betraying your roots. Thank you for sharing!
Everybody likes it–they don’t even complain about the mushrooms (I try to chop them finely, though). It’s also a cheap meal. 🙂
can you give the pork tenderloin recipe please??? I just bought a tenderloin at the commissary on the markdown meats and was looking for something “new” to do with it!
I LOVE reading your blog Melissa, I look forward to it, especially on Mondays!!! Thanks!
Thanks so much, Carrie! I’d love to share some pork recipes (this particular one is designed for a loin roast, not just the skinny tenderloin, which cooks so much faster and is great for a weeknight)–so here’s what I’ll do. I’ll post a few of my favorites on the Home Baked Facebook page later today. I’ll make sure to note which cut is best suited for which recipe. Thanks for the suggestion!
THANK YOU~you’re the best!!!!