Menu Plan Monday – and Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

I haven’t done a menu plan for two or three weeks now.  It’s proven to be a terrible decision.

Last week we had grilled cheese once, cheese roll-ups once, and turkey sandwiches once.  For dinner.  Those are all okay for dinner once in a while (although, in my book, cheese roll-ups really should be limited to kids at lunch),  but three nights last week!?  I think we had one “real” dinner, and the boys didn’t even like it.

So, I’m definitely menu planning this week.

Today marks the beginning of “Birthday Month” at our house.  In which we celebrate 4 out of 6 birthdays.  Quite a feat.   Check back tomorrow for the first of two birthday posts:  2 Simple Tricks for A Fun Kid’s Party and Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes (yes, it does get better than chocolate!)

Thomas has chosen for his birthday dinner:  Strawberry Waffles.  (He was pretty insistent on Mac and Cheese as his number one pick until I said breakfasts were also an option.  I breathed a sigh of relief, because we were eating Mac’n'Cheese as we discussed his birthday dinner and I wasn’t too excited to have it two nights in a row).

So, without further ado, dinners this week will include:

Monday:

  • Strawberry Waffles
  • bacon

Tuesday:

  • leftovers

Wednesday:

  • Pork Sirloin Tip Roast: making this without the fig sauce (buy this at Costco and make pulled pork sandwiches later this week)
  • Crash Hot Potatoes

Thursday:

  • Spaghetti
  • Salad
  • Garlic Bread

Friday:

  • pulled pork sandwiches (read below the menu for an easy recipe)
  • fruit

Saturday:

  • Skillet Tamale Pie
  • Salad

Be sure to check out the menu below to see what’s for breakfast this week.

I’ve tried a new breakfast muffin recipe recently:  Strawberry Chocolate Chip muffinsYes, you would like them.  No, I don’t think you would regret adding them to one of your breakfasts. I found the recipe at Skinny Mom’s Kitchen, which is a very fun blog.

Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches (this is from my sister-in-law: Kelli)

3 lb. pork roast

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

18 oz. bottle of barbeque sauce

1.  Rub seasoning on roast and place in crock pot with barbeque sauce

2.  cook on low for 6-8 hours

3.  shred in slow cooker and cook for 1 more hour. Serve on sandwich rolls.  Delish!

* Here’s the best part:  if you buy the Pork Sirloin Tip Roast at Costco (it’s in the refrigerated meat section and comes in a pack of 4, totalling around 8 pounds) you will have enough meat to make these sandwiches twice and the Pork Sirloin Tip Roast I have listed this week under “Wednesday” once.  It’s your whole month of pork!  – I know that not all Costco’s are the same, so I hope yours carries this ’cause the price is great.

I’m linking up with Menu Plan Monday over at OrgJunkie.

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Comments

  1. Sarah @ Feed My Family says:

    The Strawberry Waffles sound interesting. Are the strawberries actually in the waffles or a sauce on top?

    • Ooooh, strawberries in the batter sounds like a good idea. I haven’t tried to make that before. Could be fun!
      I usually just slice the strawberries and serve them as a topping. Sometimes I make strawberry syrup. I mash them in a saucepan, add two teaspoons of sugar, and cook them for a few minutes (until they reach a syrup-y consistency). That’s good too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yum! I love pulled pork. Good idea.

  3. Ken Olsen says:

    Pulled pork sandwiches look great! I’m a big fan of Costco too! :)

  4. I was going to ask about the waffles too…I love strawberries!

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