Sunday, December 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday- Dec. 8

This week, I'm still doing the pantry challenge. I do have to stop at the store this week for some basics like TP and milk. But I'm going to use up what we have. We're going to be eating a lot of rice dishes.

Monday: Pork Fried Rice (using tonight's leftovers) and egg drop soup
Tuesday: Hot Dog Fundraiser at the school
Wednesday: Ham and Rice bake
Thursday: Mexican deep dish pizza
Friday: Katsudon
Saturday: leftovers
Sunday: Pot Roast

We're hopefully going to get a Christmas tree this weekend, probably Saturday. It's going to be busy, so I may just make a soup in the crockpot. That will leave us the time to get the tree up and not worry about dinner.

I made a big discovery tonight. Did you know you could use cake mixes to make cookies? I had no idea.

The basic recipe I found called for
1 box of cake mix
1 egg
1/4 C water
1/3 C oil
chocolate chips

mix with a spoon. bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

They taste like toll house premade dough cookies! I love those cookies but I can never justify the expense. I haven't figured out how these compare in price using a box of cake mix, but I do know they go together faster than cookies from scratch and they are cheaper than buying the powdered cookie mix.

I also found a few other cookies from cake mix recipes. I'm pretty pleased and now just have to make sure I don't eat them all myself!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, mom and DeAnne make some from the funfetti cake mix. I don't know the recipe but when they are frosted it's hard to stop eating them....yum!


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