Monday, January 19, 2009

Homemaker Mondays and Menu Plan Mondays

It is Monday and time for Homemaker Monday that Mom2My9 Hosts weekly.
My tips for this weeks Homemaker Monday are as follows:
1. Occasionally I burn something in a pan or food get's stuck in the crock pot. I don't have time to sit there and scrub and scrub the pans. So I grab a dryer sheet and put the hottest tap water I can get into the pot or crock. Let it sit for an hour or even over night. When you go to wash it out the food will come off so easily.
2. Next tip is for the overcooked or burnt on food and you need to get it off as soon as possible but Oh no there is no scrubber. Ball up some aluminum foil and use it with some warm soapy water. Just don't use on Non-stick pans it will ruin them.

Today I am making homemade laundry detergent. It is suppose to cost only .1 per load. I have made the dry detergent before but this is a liquid. I got the recipe from sweet Crystal at The Family Homestead. You can click on this link to find it.

Now for my Menu Plan Monday. These are in no particular order and will be healthy and clean eating.

Taco Bake
Soy Bacon Ranch Green Beans

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Veggies

Cheddar Chicken Broccoli
Glazed Carrots
Fruit Cocktail

Spaghetti w/meatballs
Sauteed Squash and Zucchini

White Bean Soup
Homemade Apple sauce

Date/Free Night

Mashed Potatoes w/gravy
Green Beens

One more thing. Renee' Dallas couldn't be outdone by Kyle so guess what? He just woke up and didn't know why I wanted the picture. he he

Now off to get my house work done. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Scrappy Girl said...

Sounds yummy...the menu NOT the laundry detergent...LOL!

Carla said...

Love #1!!! thank you for sharing and I hope you guys have a blast at the super bowl!!!

Bob & Kristine Hipps said...

Can we come for dinner? Any night. Just let us know:)

Risa said...

I was just thinking of making a menu for this week. I have no idea what to cook!

Anonymous said...

i use my slow cooker a lot. have you ever tried using slow cooker bags? i wont cook in it with out the bag. they make clean up a breeze!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Interesting tip about the dryer sheet. I'll have to try it. Great menu too!

The Blonde Duck said...

Barkeepers friend works really well too for greased up, messy pans.

BarbaraLee said...

I have to get back on track w/my menus. The holidays can make me lazy.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Great tips! I've used the foil to scrub potatoes before, too.