Monday, April 02, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

"Oh taste and see that the LORD is good..." Ps. 34:8

This week around after dinner each night we will be incorporating some of Noel Piper's Holy Week ideas found here. We started it this weekend, and it is quite meaningful. I am looking forward to our special time together each night. The candles and readings are really helping us to focus our hearts as we approach Easter. I highly recommend it if you're not already using a Holy Week devotional. It's not too late to incorporate it into your family's table time or after-dinner time this week.

Here's what our family will be enjoying for dinner each night:

Monday: Baked Potato Soup, salad, garlic bread
Tuesday: Out to eat for my father-in-law's birthday (Happy birthday, "Big Luke!")
Wednesday: Chicken and dumplings, fried okra
Thursday: Left-overs
Friday: Passover Seder meal with our Family Bible Fellowship (Sunday school class)
Weekend: Easter dinner- ham, spinach salad, green beans, rolls, blueberry-banana pie


Crock Pot Ham (originally from mamaliscious)

5 lb. bone in fully cooked ham
1/3 cup apple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. mustard
1/8 tsp. pepper

Place ham in 4-5 quart crockpot and pour apple juice over ham. Combine brown sugar, honey, mustard, and pepper in a small bowl and blend well. Spread over ham. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Slice and serve. 12 servings

Spinach Salad

6 hard-boiled eggs, diced
8-10 slices of bacon , cooked and chopped
2 bags baby spinach, destemmed and washed
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vinegar
2 heaping tbsp. mayonnaise
Whip dressing until smooth (I do this in the blender). Toss just before serving.

Blueberry Banana Pie

1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 8 oz. Cool Whip
3 bananas, sliced
1 cup sugar
1 can blueberry pie filling
2 graham cracker pie shells

Mix cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add 1/2 of Cool Whip and blend well. Layer banana slices on bottom of pie crust, then put a layer of cream cheese mixture. Next, put a layer of Cool Whip. Refrigerate until top is set, then spoon blueberries on top.

Visit Laura for more menu ideas, or to share your menu plan.

Have a blessed, set-apart week!


Joyful Days said...

That pie recipe sounds wonderful. I am copying it. Potato soup!! Yum.

Have a blessed week.

annie said...

Thanks for sharing the Holy Week ideas. Your menu looks great!
Easter Blessings~
♥ Annie
My Life as Annie!

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing the devotional...I am going to read through it myself. These recipes look yummy! I have never cooked a ham in the crock pot, I will have to try this one.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Your Easter menu sounds delish!

Jennifer said...

Oh wow - ham in a crockpot? I MUST try that!!! Everything sounds yummy.

Jean said...

This crockpot ham was just what I was looking for. Thanks for the recipes.

JennaG said...

We're having chicken and dumplings this week as well-- and the fried okra? Heavenly. Thanks for posting all the recipes. The banana-blueberry pie sounds great.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

All your recipes look great! Thank you for sharing your ideas. I love the Desiring God website.

I love learning from my blog friends!


A Juggling Mum said...

Great Menu!!!

Have a great week and a great Easter :)

Rachel xxx