Monday, May 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


Recipes are below!!

Sunday: Wild Rice Casserole

Monday: Peach Covered PorkChops

Tuesday: Healthy Carbonara

Wednesday: Crockpot Goulash

Thursday: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Friday: Leftover Night

Saturday: Avocado Chicken

Once again, breakfasts are usually cold cereal, oatmeal and sometimes Boug just wants toast and a banana! Lunches usually are leftovers or sandwiches paired with yogurt or fruit generally. My meals are usually a bit heavier in meats and chickens as hub is a butcher and brings so much home for free or next to nothing!! Check out more Menu Plan Monday entries at orgjunkie!!

Recipes::

Wild Rice Casserole as referenced from Finding Joy In My Kitchen

Peach Covered PorkChops
2 lb pork chops (I use the no-bone kind)
1 large can sliced peaches in juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place chops in the bottom of the cooker, mix together the peaches in juice, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour overtop of chops, cook on low 6-8 hours.

Healthy Carbonara
9 oz. fettucine
1 c. frozen peas
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup shredded parmesean cheese

Cook pasta in unsalted water, add peas in 3 minutes before pasta should be done. Drain and save 3/4 c. of the pasta water. Cook the onion, garlic and thyme in 2 tablespoons reserved bacon drippings. Stir in pasta, peas, reserved liquid, and half and half. Put crumbled bacon on top and toss with cheese.

Crockpot Goulash
1 lb. stew meat
3 c. marinara sauce
1 c. diced onion
1 c. sliced mushrooms
2 c. elbow macaroni

Place everything except the mac in the crockpot, stir and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Cook macaroni and add to the crockpot when ready to serve.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. cooked brown rice
1 egg
1, 26 oz can, spaghetti sauce
1.5 TB vegetable oil
Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, to taste
1/4 c. water
1 head of cabbage

Peel cabbage leaves carefully to keep them intact and place into a pot of boiling water to soften them, about 5 minutes. Mix together meat, rice, seasonings and 1/2 c. spaghetti sauce. When the cabbage is softened, fill with the meat mixture and wrap like a burrito. Repeat until you're out of cabbage and meat. Place oil and 1/2 c. of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a dutch oven pot, top with cabbage rolls and remaining sauce and finally the 1/4 c. water. Simmer over medium low for about an hour.

Avocado Chicken
2 lbs. chicken breast
Avocado
Cheese of choice

I brown the chicken breast, once cooked through, I top with sliced avocado and grated or sliced cheese of choice- I like pepperjack!, and broil for a few minutes just to warm the avocado and melt the cheese!

1 comments:

Becca May 3, 2010 at 10:55 PM  

I have never tried avocado with chicken..interesting!

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