Monday, November 27, 2023

Menu Plan Monday - How Went Last Week Plans for This Week

Here is what we were supposed to have last week. Most days were successful.  Friday and Sunday were days we ate carry-out food.  I typically budget $50 a paycheck for eating out and we pretty much spent it all.  I was dealing with an upset tummy on  Friday and on Sunday we were finishing up projects on our to-do list.  I just got lazy lol. 

One of our projects was replacing a panel on the oven door.  The adhesive had somehow worn out along the bottom of the outer cover and when you would open the door, it would wobble.  Annoying.  

I ordered the replacement with the help of a local appliance repair business.  With the help of YouTube, we were able to remove the door and my husband was able to replace the panel and we were back in business.  There was a glitch in getting the door back on the oven, but more YouTube research helped that process.  

 Since the oven door was off, I went ahead and did a quick cleaning of the oven.  I removed the racks and
started them soaking with vinegar and Dawn.  Then I wiped the oven down and sprayed it with GooGone oven cleaner.  The GooGone was basically odor-free and did a fairly decent job of cleaning and removing most of the gunk on the inside of the oven.  I am putting a reminder in my phone to clean out the oven next year about this time with the link to the YT video that we found most helpful for removing and putting the oven door back on. 

Oh, and let's not forget how junky and crumb-filled the bottom drawer was. Disgusting! 


  • Monday - Roast in the crockpot.  I have had this roast in the freezer for a LONG time.  Will add potatoes and carrots 
  • Tuesday - Leftovers. Maybe.  If not, then Sliced Ham and air fryer potatoes with broccoli
  • Wednesday - Pulled pork sandwiches with sauce.  Coleslaw
  • Thursday - Thanksgiving at family.  We will probably eat sandwiches or hot dogs in the evening. Depends on how hungry we are..
  • Friday - Pizza    Chick Fil A ( stomach was still upset)
  • Saturday - Frozen fish triangles with Mac and Cheese ( Kraft blue box)
  • Sunday -  Crockpot Taco Hashbrown Casserole     Take Out Pizza


  • Monday - Sliced Ham and sweet potatoes.
  • Tuesday - Spaghetti Casserole 
  • Wednesday - Breakfast for dinner
  • Thursday - Hamburgers
  • Friday -      Grilled Cheese and Soup
  • Saturday - Air Fryer Chicken Breast and Large Chef Salad
  • Sunday -  Crockpot Taco Hashbrown casserole   Going to try to actually make it this
  •  time.

As I was walking this morning I already thought of a few different things we can eat this week. If I change anything I will post it. I did get 1.3 miles in this morning.  It is dreary but the weather is nice and cool.  Can't complain. 

Did you stay on track with your menu plans last week?  Are you eating any Thanksgiving leftovers this week? 


  1. Will you please share the link to the YT video that we found most helpful for removing and putting the oven door back on, please?

    1. Here is the link Belinda. When we did a search on google we found several YT channels with good info. This channel provided excellent information related to our GE oven. WE have a standard stove not the wall ovens in this video. But the latches and hinge thingys are exactly the same. The channel name is AndyMahnFl411 Hope this helps