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Menu Monday

Last week's Tree Menu was sooo good. I got all of our recipes from Picky Palate. I recently discovered this food blog and love it and the author so much. I enjoy cooking a good meal but I could NEVER come up with my own recipes. I'm so envious of those who can. So I like to read her blog and pretend that maybe one day I will create my own recipes....probably not.

Our menu this past week:

Monday: Crockpot Ribs
You know I'm a fan of crockpot meals on Monday and Tuesday when I work all day. BUT I'm getting so sick of chicken, chicken, chicken. I needed something different and this meal hit the spot.

I paired it with Macaroni and Cheese (of course), corn and baked beans. It was delicious and we didn't have any leftovers (we are big eaters).

I didn't have rigatoni and when grocery shopping I always try and use whats in my pantry before buying something else so I just used the elbow noodles we had. They worked just as fine and this was a great meal. It was a tiny bit spicy which doesn't bother me a bit but if you have someone who can't handle spicy stuff this may not be the best meal for them. I tried to give Eli a tiny bite and he ate it but wouldn't eat the next bite, so probably not a good meal for kiddos his age.

Eli loooooves black beans and seems to really like mexican type dishes, so I knew I wanted to try this meal as soon as I saw it. He loved it! It was delicious and definitely one I will add to our rotation. This would even make a good meal to take to a new mom.

Ok I still stand behind the fact that I pink puffy heart love Picky Palate, but this particular recipe wasn't my favorite. The noodles were a tiny bit mushy and I think I would rather just make spaghetti the old fashioned way, but I still wouldn't advise against trying it. Especially if you need a four hour crockpot meal. And Luke didn't think the noodles were mushy but I love my noodles al dente.

Yum Yum Yum. I knew I wanted to make something special for Easter Sunday, so when I came across this meal I knew it would be perfect. We didn't eat ours as sandwiches like the post, but I did make the coleslaw she linked, and the entire meal was just delicious. I can't wait to have it for leftovers on Monday!

If you want to share your meals don't forget to link up on Rachel's Blog!

And please forgive my horrible food picture. If I'm going to do a consistent Menu Monday I need to learn how to work my camera so I'm not so embraced of my pictures!


  1. Everything looks so delish! I need to get on the ball and start cooking more, I did good last week but fail most of the time :(

  2. Mmmmm! Pulled pork! One of my favorites!

    I'm right there with you on not creating recipes. Some people are good at it...not me! I'd much rather use someone else's recipe.

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I'm might impressed with your meal-planning skills!! I need to get better about planning, I've been SO lazy lately.

  4. I love picky palate too! I originally found her bc I was looking for dessert recipes, she has some great ones! Another great recipe blog is their recipes are tasty and easy to make too! Thanks for the recipe ideas!

  5. Mmmmm...those ribs looks delicious! I'm loving crock-pot meals when I have to work!

  6. yum - all your meals look delicious and your pictures are great! :)


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