Meal Plan Monday for April 9-15

Hope your Spring is going good so far. The pollen has been a bear here but it still has been nice. I love this time of year. How about you?

I have to show you this picture I made of this little sweetie pie. Her name is Hoot.

Hoot the Himalayan Cat

No, I didn’t get a cat. As much as I would love one, it would be cruel to bring a cat into a house with 4 dogs.

I got to visit a friend in Richmond for a few days last week. She has 3 gorgeous, very sweet Himalayan cats and 3 tiny 1 week old kittens that Hoot’s mother had.

I have decided that the year 2012 is my year of travel. I love travelling but in the past I couldn’t do much of it.

This year, I went to Atlanta for a week in February.  Blacksburg VA in March. Richmind VA last week. Next month, I will be taking the family to Disney World in Orlando for 6 days. In June, I’m going to New York City and I may be  going back there in August too for a convention. Also sometime this year, I plan on visiting a good friend who recently moved to the Washington DC area.

Okay I’m sure you are probably bored with my ranting about travel so here is my weekly dinner menu:

 Monday
Spaghetti
Garden Salad

Tuesday
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Corn on the Cob

Wednesday
Meat Loaf
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans

Thursday
Leftovers

Friday
Fast Food Friday

Saturday
Grilled Steak
Brussels Sprouts
Baked Potatoes

Sunday
Shish-ka-bob made with beef, mushrooms, onions, red, yellow, orange peppers

 

I’m going to tell you how I make my meat loaf. There is no real measurements involved as I just developed this recipe over the years of making meat loaf and never actually measured anything.

I mix a pound of very lean ground beef with a chopped onion, 2-3 stalks fo chopped celery, a few large chopped mushrooms, a few handfuls of oats (either quick cooking or old fashioned, it doesn’t matter), 2 eggs, a large squirt of mustard and catsup, and some spices (I usually use garlic salt, pepper, parsley, and a pinch of oregano). Sometimes I will add a can of drained, chopped tomatoes and if I do, I don’t add catsup.

Just mix it all together really well and put in your loaf pans. I usually have enough for 2 loaf pans so one I will wrap up and freeze for later. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes or until done.

Okay, hope everyone has a great week.

Do any of you have any plans to travel this year? If so, where are you going to go?

Cathy

 

6 Responses to “Meal Plan Monday for April 9-15”

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  1. Spring is enjoyable, so far. That cat looks adorable! It has that “Who are you?” face on that picture. LOL. I have cats of my own and they have entertaining expressions when you talk to them. And yes, I also want to travel more starting this year. I got to visit Hong Kong and Macau and plan on visiting other Asian countries soon.

  2. mommacat says:

    You are definitely going to more exciting places than I am! I’d love to visit Hong Kong. And I have never even heard of Macau. I had to look it up to see where it is. What fun!

  3. Yes I love this time of the year but it is warming up fast now.
    Sounds like you have really been going places and I wish I were there with you. lol
    This Hoot is just tooooo cute. Your right four dogs might be too much for a cat.
    Hope your well and having a good week
    Love
    Maggie

  4. mommacat says:

    It’s warming up here too Maggie but I’m sure it’s harder in your neck of the woods.
    I wish you could go with me too Maggie. I bet you are a lot of fun on a road trip.

  5. Just checking on you honey. Hope all is well
    Love
    Maggie

  6. mommacat says:

    Thanks so much for caring about me Maggie!

    I’m fine. The good news is I got to take my family to Disney World for a week several weeks ago.

    But the bad news is because of that week, I had a lot of preparation before hand and have had a lot of makeup work since I got back in some of my other businesses so this poor little site has been neglected.

    Fortunately I am catching up and the posts will start again on Monday.

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