Menu Plan Monday

June 22, 2009

Hot meals and summer don’t really sound that appealing together but not having to be in the kitchen and getting to spend more time at the pool does. So I am breaking out the crock pot.

Monday: Tacos* another stolen recipe from my friend Andrea! We ate this recipe burrito style at her house, but it would make great nacho topping, tacos, enchilada filling etc… I am going to use turkey in place of beef. w/ steamed broccoli

Tuesday: No Mikey…. Crock pot Beef Stew*

Wednesday: Calazones w/ salad

Thursday: German Pancakes (pfannkuchen) with fruit salad

Friday: Nachos with leftover taco meat

Saturday: Leftover Beef Stew

Sunday: Blackened Chicken Ceasar Salad

*Beef Stew


  • 6 carrots, sliced (I throw in the bagged baby carrots instead)
  • 4 potatoes, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbls quick cooking tapioca
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion chopped


Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir just enough to mix mix seasonings throughout. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours. (High 5-6 hours)

*Taco Meat- Andrea Style

3/4 lb ground beef

1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles drained (don’t use rotel TOO spicy!)

1 can of black beans not drained

1 packet of taco seasoning

Brown meat in a sauce pan. Drain, add other ingredients, let simmer for about 10 minutes or so. Serve it up!

What are you eating this week? Check other peoples’ menus at Organizing Junkie!

3 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. Kaci Says:

    What pool do you go to?

  2. Cori Says:

    We go to Philcrest. We love it! It has a really big baby pool and is NEVER busy.

  3. […] Monday: Taco Salad (using Andrea’s Taco Meat Mix) […]

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