Weekly Meal Plan March 3-7

It is minus a million outside here…ok, not minus a million, but it is -30 and it makes me not want to go anywhere.

Not go anywhere and cook/bake…

But I am going to try to curb the feeling because I do not want to EAT all the great things I would make.

Cold weather means not a lot of exercising and a whole lot of TV watching.

So instead I will get my meal plan together and just think about all the good things I can make and eat this week. Hopefully that will fill the void.

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Pasta Fagioli Soup and Cornbread Pulled Pork Sandwiches Pulled pork pizza rolls Mexican Chicken Meatballs and Rice Frozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • ground beef
  • 1 liter of beef broth
  • pasta sauce
  • 2 cans of beans (your choice)
  • celery
  • carrots
  • red onion
  • oregano
  • elbow macaroni
  • pork tenderloin
  • a bottle of beer
  • BBQ sauce
  • buns
  • coleslaw and dressing
  • yeast
  • butter
  • cornmeal
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • flour
  • mozzarella cheese
  • onions
  • ground chicken
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • ketchup
  • chili powder
  • jalapeno
  • crushed tomatoes
  • cheddar cheese


I am making a meal for friends tonight, so what better thing than a HUGE pot of soup and some cornbread to go along with it?



Let’s be serious, I make this meal so that I can make tomorrow’s meal…pulled pork pizza rolls are delicious. A pulled pork sandwich, though, is a good means to an end right?



One of my all time favorite meals…truly. Pulled pork pizza rolls. If you have not tried these, what are you waiting for?



I love a good meatball…so why not find more ways to make them? Mexican flavors are also one of my favorite so I hope that this is as good as it looks!



We are having a rib feast with friends tonight and what would ribs be without cornbread?

Moist and Easy Cornbread

When Andrew and I first got married, I made cornbread a lot…I don’t even really remember what we ate it with, I just remember making it often in our teeny, tiny gas stove.

I haven’t made it for a while, so I found a new recipe to try because I am not even sure where my old recipe would be at this point.

In a bowl I mixed the following:

  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or like 6 cranks of the salt mill…)


Before I put the wet ingredients together I made my buttermilk.

I put 1 1/2 tbsp vinegar in my measuring cup and poured in my milk until I had 1 1/2 cups. I let that sit for 5 minutes before I added it.


In another bowl I mixed

  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk


I then mixed the wet ingredients into the dry.

I poured it in a well greased baking pan and baked it for 20 minutes at 425 degrees.


It came out perfectly golden brown! Now I just hope it tastes as good as it looks.