I’ve been trying my hardest to find some order in my life and household, so I’ve been reading a few blogs from moms who are more organized than I am. One of them is I’m an Organizing Junkie. She initiated “Meal Plan Mondays.”
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but being the perfectionist that I’m, I wanted to do it right. I wanted to have a specific kind of meal for each day of the week and I wanted to have — well, everything perfect.

I have a stack of Taste of Home and Quick Cooking (or whatever it’s called now, Simple and Delicious?) magazines in my kitchen, waiting for me to organize them. Well, this weekend, while I was stuck in the recliner because of my back, I decided to just go through them and tear out the recipes that looked promising. Then I selected some for the week, wrote out a grocery list and sent the Hubby out.

The plan was to try these recipes and the ones that got good reviews I would copy down on the cool recipe cards I make with my Stampin’ Up set and place in my cool recipe folder I made at a Hostess Club.

Saturday night I made Hash Brown Beef Pie (although with us it turned out to be Shoestring Potato Beef Pie instead of Hash Brown) from The Collectors Edition of Taste of Home. The Girl had just gotten home from a two day Drama Club Convention at Northwestern Louisiana University and she was starving. It was a hit. I’ll post the recipe later.

Last night was Colorful Keilbasa from that same issue. Again, rave reviews and no leftovers, which kinds stinks and tomorrow night was supposed to be leftover night!

Anyway, here’s my list for this week:

Monday – Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tuesday – Was Leftover, but now will be Canadian Bacon Pizza Loaf from May/June 2004 Quick Cooking (no pineapple on Juliette’s but extra peppers)

Wednesday – Crispy Chicken and Vegetable Rice Medley from Taste of Home (not sure of the issue since I tore it out)

Thursday – Broccoli Tuna Roll-ups from Jan/Feb 2005 Country Woman

Friday – Three Cheese Macaroni from Quick Cooking (agan issue date is missing)