Menu Plan Monday

Hello everyone. Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday. Since going out of town last weekend I’ve been a bit under the weather and sort of fell behind on just about everything from checking email to cleaning house to filing & doing paperwork. My husband told me not to worry about it, but I just can’t help it. I hate falling behind, especially when I have a lot of projects I’m trying to get going on top of every day work. But hopefully this week I can start “regrouping” and get back on track. So let’s get started with my weekly menu.

I’m looking forward to this week. I’m making potato soup, which is a big favorite of mine. And I’m also making some chicken with white sauce, a favorite Southern recipe, made even more popular by Big Bob Gibson, originally out of Decatur, Alabama, just a few miles from where I grew up.

Here’s kind of a cute story. We ate grilled chicken with white sauce all the time when I was a kid, and I just always assumed that everyone ate it everywhere until my husband informed me that nobody that he knew of served it in the Southern part of our state (where he was from) largely because it’s on the gulf and they’re big into seafood down here (not barbecue), and he had never had barbeque w/ white sauce till he moved to the Tennessee Valley to go to college (where he met me). Well, the first time I ever took him to eat at Bob Gibson’s resturant, he got very excited when he saw the white sauce on the table, and said, “Oh, this stuff is great. I’d never had this till I moved up here. Have you tried this?” And I’m just kind of sitting there a little confused and thinking, “It’s just white sauce.” He was pleased when I told him that my mom had a recipe for white sauce and that I’d make it for him sometime.

Well, another blogger out of Long Island, New York (sorry I can’t remember what site it was) did a post on barbeque this week, and they just happened to mention Big Bob Gibson, so I got inspired and decided it would be a good week to break out my mom’s recipe and try to make it for my first time. (wish me luck)

Monday – Baked porkchops w/ rice & green beans
Tuesday – Potato soup w/ sandwiches
Wednesday – Chicken w/ white sauce, potato salad, baked beans
Thursday – Left overs
Friday – Chicken Alfredo w/ bread sticks
Saturday – Eating out
Sunday – Shrimp Stirfry

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  1. your menu sounds yummy! (esp the shrim stir fry!)

  2. Smoochiefrog says

    If it turns out good, I’d love to have the recipe. I’m from the MS Gulf Coast and white sauce is a yummy treat.

  3. babeofbryan says

    I bookmarked your site awhile back and I love it. Well today I read your post about Bob Gibsons. My BF is from Decatur and we eat there when we visit. I love that place! Small world eh?

  4. I STILL have never had white sauce with barbeque – although I have heard of the elusive stuff ;0

  5. Great sounding menu for the week Jerri esp Baked porkchops with rice & green beans

    Rosie x

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