This week might get a little crazy for me, as one of our biggest fundraisers where I work is coming up next Saturday. So there might be some late evenings or, even if not late, just tiring, hectic days. Thankfully we have plans to eat out at least one night, and I’m keeping it pretty simple otherwise! There’s a Mega Event at Kroger this week, which always makes the grocery shopping fun, and I’ve planned a couple of meals around things I can pick up really inexpensively (along with planning based on what I have at home already, of course).

leftover slow-cooker navy beans and ham
cornbread (also known as the entire reason I wanted a cast-iron skillet)
salad (I made a big one Saturday night but didn’t dress it so we could eat some another day!)

baked chili dogs
(Gwaltney Chicken Dogs were on sale at Kroger for $1.00, and Hormel Chili was in the Mega Event + had a coupon.)
napa cabbage salad
(One of the moms of someone on my swim team used to make this for every swim team potluck and it is SO GOOD.)

spinach ravioli (snagged on sale last week) with mushrooms

Andy has plans to eat out with a friend, so I’ll wing it and have leftovers or soup and a sandwich.

out with a friend from out-of-town

cinnamon-bacon sweet potatoes (recipe courtesy of our CSA farmer):

-1# sweet potatoes, sliced (try to keep the slices the same size, about ⅛-1/4 inch)
-1 onion, sliced
-4-6 pieces of bacon, diced
-½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-sprinkle of salt
-2 large pieces of aluminum foil

Turn on your grill, or pre-heat oven to 425. Sprinkle a couple pieces of bacon on the foil. This will help the sweet potatoes from sticking.
Place sweet potatoes on top and spread out evenly. Place onions on top of the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt, and add the rest of your bacon on top.
Slightly curl up the sides of the foil, place a smaller piece of foil on top, then lock in all the sides around the foil. Place on top rack of grill or in oven and let cook for about 25-30 minutes or until they are cooked completely through and soft. Enjoy!

various veggies on the side

This is the big day as far as my event goes, so Andy may just be on his own! I’ll have to see what all is left from the week so I can leave him something, at least.

I’m linking up with Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan!

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman