October 29, 2006

Menu Plan for October 29 - November 3, 2006

Today was a birthday celebration at Grandma's for our oldest
We always eat at her house on Sunday
unless it is church dinner week.
We had...
apple pie after lunch
birthday cake mid-afternoon when the
birthday boy got back from his baseball game.
Snacking for dinner and not much else
(leftover stuff from fridge)

Marinaded chicken strips
cooked with bell pepper, garlic and onion
on a bed of whole wheat Penne pasta
w/Alfredo sauce
(had this meal at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, Texas
many years ago and have gotten it pretty
close to the taste I had there since then)
Baking bread today...

Chili Relleno Casserole
(quiche type dish)
Spanish rice

Hobo pockets
(what is this??? - see below)
Possibly a risotto, too
whole wheat bread

Oven Fried Catfish
(was on last week's list but did not get to it)
a lovely rice pilaf with citrus and walnut
Steamed Vegetables

Vegetarian pizza for the adults
Pepperoni Pizza for the kiddos
Probably baking bread again today

The Hobo Pockets

My twist on this is to mix a batch of meatloaf up and
then shape the meat into personal sized meatloaves.
I put them into their own foil square and
place cut potatoes and carrots in with it
and maybe a bit of onion, salt and pepper
and then seal up the pockets of foil so the steam is kept in the pouch.
I place the foil bags on a cookie sheet and then
put them into the oven at about 350 degrees for about an hour.
When you pull them out and open them up
they are individual meal pockets that are perfectly seasoned.
They are even more fun if the kiddos help make their own pockets.
Just make sure all wash well before and after touching meat. ;)


  1. Your hobo pockets look fun and easy, thanks for the instructions! And that risotto, yum! Good looking week.

  2. Can I come over tonight for dinner?? That sounds really good! The hobo pockets sound yummy too! I usually do this in the summer with hamburgs on the grill.

    Have a great Monday!

  3. Hobo pockets! neat!! I love Chiles Rellenos casserole...I always asked my mom to fix it and her potato soup for my birthday. I know, it doesn't sound like a great combo but I loved it! Thanks for sharing your menus!

  4. I want to come eat tonight too, that pasta sounds delicious! And if you're baking bread today, I'll be there with bells on :)

    The hobo pockets sounds good, thanks for the instructions!

    Have a great day, and a terrific week :)

  5. Thanks ladies!!! Jenny, I would LOVE chile rellenos and potato soup... I will often make a green chile chowder to go with my casserole! :)

  6. Those Hobo pockets sound wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! Laura

  7. Everything sounds delious.