Meet the Sullivans: Menu Monday

January 17, 2011

Menu Monday

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Today I'm hoping that my little kindergarten students are not only enjoying this day off with their families, but also remembering all the things they learned last week about the powerful message MLK has left with us all; be kind, be loving, be caring, be compassionate. Words I try to live by...

Here is what's on the menu for this week:

{Honey Nut Granola} - Keith and I bought a big 'ol tub of granola from Costco (do you all have a Costco?) last weekend and it is all gone. This week I'm making my own granola, since we apparently love the stuff so much. 

{Mushroom-Hummus Soup} - I saw this in the Jan / Feb Food Network Magazine while I was getting my nails done this weekend. There is almost nothing better than sitting in that big comfy chair with a few new magazines while begin pampered and beautified! This recipe caught my eye because its something I have really never tried before. Should be tasty! 

 {Broiled Banana Splits} - Another Food Network Magazine recipe. Super simple, should be delicious! 

{Spicy Chicken Stew} - A new slow cooker recipe! I love my slow cooker. It is so nice to come home to a meal all ready-to-go with pretty much no clean-up AND there are always leftovers for lunch the next day.

{Peanut Butter Balls} - This has to be the thing I am most excited to make this week. Don't they look wonderful? I'm just hoping they come out looking as good as I think they'll taste! 

{Beer-Braised Beef} - Beef in the slow cooker always turns out tender and moist, just the way it should be. Using the slow cooker is almost like having the night off from cooking. I'm going to serve it on a bed of mashed potatoes. By the way, this recipe calls for 2 tablespoons molasses, won't that be interesting?

That's it for cooking this week! What will you be making? What inspires your cooking?


Anonymous said...

Your menu plan for the week looks amazing! I am so hungry now! Thanks :)

Natasha said...

all of these look soooo yummy--especially those broiled bananas!!