Monday, January 31, 2011
I made everything as scheduled last week; on Saturday we had hamburger soup. I've used up my January grocery budget, so everything on this week's menu is made from what I already have in the house. Here's what we're eating this week:
Sunday--Shrimp, noodles, peas
Monday--Chicken breasts, rice, salad or broccoli
Tuesday--Pork roast, potatoes, carrots
Thursday--Something with leftover pork roast
There are probably as many ways to make hard boiled eggs as there are people cooking them. Here's how I do it:
Bring water to a boil--enough to cover eggs.
When water is boiling, add eggs and return to boil.
Cover and remove from heat.
Set timer 14 minutes.
Put eggs in ice water to stop the cooking process.
This gets me perfectly cooked boiled eggs--not too soft in the center, none of that ugly green around the yolk.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday--Pork loin, sweet potatoes, veggie
Tuesday--Brats, fried potatoes, veggies & dip
Wednesday--Fish tacos (something new for our family!)
Thursday--Chicken and rice
Saturday--Shrimp and sides? Spaghetti? Hamburger soup? Whatever we feel like at the end of the week.
Monday, January 17, 2011
12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (I used a 20 oz. package)
1 tsp. taco seasoning
1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (I used red and green from the freezer)
1 1/2 cups prepared salsa
2 oz. cream cheese
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (I left these out this time as I didn't have any on hand)
1 tomato, chopped (I also left this out)
2 6-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese (I used cheddar)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Warm a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; mist with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salsa; cook for 2 minutes. Add cream cheese; cook, stirring constantly, until melted and blended, about 2 minutes. Stir in beans and tomato.
2. Spoon 1/3 of chicken mixture into an 8-inch square (I used 11 x 7 pan) baking dish. Cover with 1 tortilla, then spoon in 1/2 of the remaining chicken mixture and 1/2 of cheese. Top with remaining tortilla and chicken mixture. (I layered chicken/tortilla/cheese two times.)
3. Cover and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes longer. Serve hot. (I put cheese on right away and just took the foil off for the last 5 minutes.)
Here's what we're eating this week:
Monday--Fish, hash browns, mixed veggies
Tuesday--BBQ pork sandwiches (made with leftover pork roast from the freezer), home fries, raw veggies
Wednesday--Parmesan Drumsticks, mashed potatoes, veggie
Thursday--Some sort of pasta dish with hamburger in it
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
Stir in 1 cup flour and 1 cup oatmeal.
Spread in 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with 6 oz. chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes.
Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 2-4 tablespoons evaporated milk (I usually use regular milk). Spread melted chips evenly over bars and drizzle with peanut butter mixture. Cool and cut into bars.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday--Sausage and potatoes, veggie
Monday--Pork roast, baked beans, veggie
Tuesday--Homemade turkey soup
Wednesday--Pineapple meatballs, brown rice, veggie
Thursday--Lime chicken using this marinade, sides TBD
5 medium potatoes
This smelled so good when it was cooking!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday--Sub sandwiches, chips, applesauce
Monday--Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, salad
Tuesday--Creamy baked chicken breasts, rice, veggie
Thursday--Pineapple meatballs, brown rice, veggie