Menu Plan Monday–October 3

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I really can’t believe that October is here! At least it actually feels like it here too. Though I have no doubt we’ll have another heat wave hit before Halloween! But until then, we are enjoying cool evenings and dinner on our screened-in porch. I love this time of year!

This past week’s menu was followed almost exactly! I was pretty proud of myself. So much so that I made a hearty beef and vegetable stew for dinner last night rather than scrounging odds and ends from the refrigerator. I complimented the stew with a mixed green salad with apples and dried cranberries and this Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread (use ground flax seeds in place of the whole though otherwise they will just go right through you!). Okay, so we had some friends over for dinner which was the real reason I couldn’t serve odds and ends out of the refrigerator.

Other hits from this past week were the Crock Pot Veggie Lasagna and the Pumpkin French Toast. My husband liked the lasagna so much, he is going to make it for his next poker night for all of his friends. Though I have a feeling it might really be me making it – good thing it is super easy to throw together.

I did end up making the Teriyaki and Apricot Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker one night. This was so easy to put together. However, I did make a few changes: I used soy sauce instead of teriyaki and I didn’t quite have enough apricot preserves so I put in a little sweet chili sauce that I had on hand. I loved the sauce – it had just the right balance of sweetness. Teriyaki would have been too sweet for our taste buds – but I know this about Stephanie’s recipes, as some tend to run on the sweet side for our family, and I adjust where needed. 

So here is this week’s menu:

Monday: Homemade Pizza and Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Pork Veggie Stir Fry with Brown Rice and Bok Choy

Wednesday: Sunflower Zucchini Pie and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Apple Sausage Quesadillas from No Whine with Dinner and Green Salad

Saturday: Evening Out

Sunday: Simple Supper (odds and ends from the fridge)

What is your favorite way to celebrate fall?