Menu Plan Monday – Memorial Day Edition – Frugal Novice

Menu Plan Monday – Memorial Day Edition

Menu Plan Monday

Hi everyone! I am betting almost none of you will read this post until after the fact, because of it being a holiday weekend and all. I hope you all have special times with your family – and don’t forget to take at least a moment to think about all of those that have given their lives for our freedom.

I’ll be honest, I haven’t planned our meals out at all for the week. Sooooo instead I thought I’d share some of our favorite things to grill, since grilling season is in full swing!

• Burgers – we mix Worcestershire sauce in with the meat to add great flavor. I like to top burgers with blue cheese and bacon, or avocado slices. Sauteed onions are another great burger topper!

• Chicken – we have some Kick’n Chicken seasoning that we absolutely LOVE! We also use fajita seasoning quite a bit, because Tex-Mex is a regular in our house.

• Steak – we don’t do this as often, and are still trying to figure out what cuts we like best for grilling. Any advice?

• Garlic – have you ever tried this? Brian’s dad showed us and we love it. You just put some peeled garlic cloves in foil with a little bit of oil, then cook it on indirect heat. The garlic ends up so soft that you can spread it – it’s great on potatoes, burgers, bread, or even by itself.

• Corn – I hate corn, but Brian loves to grill it. Just make sure you soak the husks so they don’t burn!

What’s your favorite thing to grill?

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  • Christin May 30, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I love to grill steaks, chicken, and shrimp!! As far as steak goes I love a good thick sirloin or filet and Judson prefers Ribeye (I think there is too much fat and gristle…blech!)

    We also love Bison steak, so tender and delicious!

    • Christi May 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

      I have never tried bison… I’m nervous to! But I have heard quite a few people say they love it!

  • Vikki May 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

    We usually get sirlion steaks and marinate them in italian dressing or steak and chop marinade by lowerys. If we get a tougher steak like top round steaks, we make sure to marinate them a longer time to make them tender.. anything with lemon in it helps.

    • Christi May 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Thanks for the tip on the marinade! That’s what I have the hardest time with in cooking steaks – ending up with something that is tough or dry. I will try using one soon!

  • Kimberly May 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    WOW! I didn’t know you could grill corn on the cob. That is great to know. I will have to try that sometime.