Menu Plan Monday – Cooking While Packing

I skip out on menu planning many weeks. This week though, we are packing and I decided I would not fall into the trap eating crappy because I was wore out. I will plan real meals and cook them regardless of what else we have going on. Why, because I anticipate we will be eating a lot of take out and junk while we are settled into our new house next week and I do not want to eat that way two weeks in a row. So without further ado, here is my menu plan for the week.

Monday Barefoot Contessa’s Chicken Pot Pie. I have been craving a good potpie for a while now and I realized I needed to hurry up and cook one before it gets to miserably hot here in Florida. It was already in the mid 80’s last week.

Tuesday – A basic southern fried chop steak along with a mac-n-cheese and broccoli bake. A meal sure to please all of my kids.

Wednesday – I’m making it easy on myself by cooking a Hormel seasoned pork roast. I’m going to toss in some red potatoes and make a nice salad for the side.

Thursday – I’m going to use the awesome Melissa d'Arabian’s (of 10 Dollar Dinners) Crispy-Skinned Chicken a l'Orange and serve it up with a rice pilaf and green beans.

Friday – After a long week of packing, I’m going with comfort food and making a Shepard’s pie.

Saturday – We may start moving this day, depends on how slow the utility companies are, so I have designated this day leftover or hodgepodge day.

Sunday – If we have not moved, I’m going to make pepper steak and rice. If we are moved or moving, we will probably order a pizza.

So now that you’ve seen my slightly insane idea to cook real meals while attempting to pack and move, tell me, is there anything interesting and new on your menu this week. I love trying out new dishes! Make sure you head over to I’m an Organizing Junkie and link up your Menu Plan Monday post.