Monday, January 19, 2009

Plans? What Plans? Oh, and Menu Plan Monday

So, I had plans this weekend, but plans were made to be broken, right? (Or is that 'rules' are made to be broken?) I'm wondering if I can get through two weeks without someone getting sick in our casa. The baby came down with a nasty cough, little fever that didn't last too long thankfully, runny nose, you know...the whole bit. Sleepless nights. This evening she seemed to be bouncing back. I could be bummed that all our plans for the weekend were nixed, but I have to admit that it was nice having the hubby home to help. Spending time together is always a blessing, even if sickness is in the air. Now, if only my hubby had tomorrow off like most of the country....

One of the things I was 'planning' on doing over the weekend was posting the fabulous giveaway I'm doing next, but I'm saving that for TOMORROW now. You'll want to tell all your friends about it...they'll be happy and just may take you out to lunch if they win. ;-)

Oh yeah, and about last Friday's random sale...I'm going to try to find more random items for the future since a lot of you got a kick out of that! ;-)

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In honor of my Menu Plan Monday recipes I'm featuring this hot dog of a slow cooker. It's THREE slow cookers in one. If you don't have one, you are seriously missing out...
Hamilton Beach 33135 3-in-1 Slow Cooker with 2-, 4-, and 6-Quart Crocks, Stainless Steel
List Price: $69.99
Sale Price: $55.95 - 20% off

This week, my slow cooker is working on over-time!!

Monday: Easy Creamy Pork Tenderloin - Slow Cooker - I add 1 can cream of mushroom, 1 can cream of potato, baby carrots, chopped celery and cubed red potatoes. I season the pork with garlic.
Tuesday: Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday: Fish Chowder II - SOOOO good! (not slow cooker) I add flour to thicken the base and also ad celery, parsley and carrot slices. I'm going to freeze the extra for lunches or dinners.
Thursday: Slow Cooker Dump and Go Cheesy Chicken (pictured to the right) - I'll post this recipe on Slow Cooking Thursday - I add 1 can cream of chicken.
Friday: Cranberry-Chipotle Turkey - Fabulous and easy slow cooker recipe! One of our family faves!

Head over to for more fabulous meals!

Question of the Day
What plans of yours keep getting broken?


Unknown said...

I love Crockpot weeks...makes dinner seem effortless - well almost.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Oh...Thursday's meal sounds good! I love crockpot meals..they make the house smell "tasty"!
-sandy toe

lynette355 said...

budget budget budget
it is always the hardest hit

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

My plans to finish the guest room!!

Hey, I posted recipe for the Lumpia!

Jess said...

That one where I plan to shave my legs everyday and I NEVER do lol.

Huse Yo Mama said...

I was thinking of doing a crock pot week, too. But I gave up last night. That's a plan that keeps getting broken.

Although, I'd have to agree with Nerdy Jess - those darn legs never get the attention they should get!

Anonymous said...

My plans to work out kept getting broken until TODAY! YAY!

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves a sale - thanks for the links! The recipes look delicious too. I always have plans to ORGANIZE everything really well - and there never seems to be time to do it. Maybe that should have been my resolution this year!

Donna said...

The Fish Chowder sounds delightful!

Anonymous said...

The menu for the week sounds perfect! I love my slow cooker and use it a ton, too!

Great deals! I love the book bargains! Thanks!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

A lot of people seem to be having pork tendeloin this week. It's my favorite. You guys are making me hungry!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Unpacking plans! It's sad but I still have unpacked boxes in the house and then stuff in storage still. :)

Anonymous said...

yum the fish chowder recipe does look delicious, thank you :)

Holly said...

I hope your little feels better by now! That's too bad.

I'd love to come over on Friday! That cranberry chipotle turkey sounds so interesting!

Did you read Toddler Wise? Just wondering. I read Baby Wise so I wonder if the sequel is as riveting. ;)

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