Monday, June 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I completely forgot about making my grocery list this weekend, so at the last possible minute before dinner, I finished up and right after dinner I ran out to the store. This weeks menu was kind of rushed and pushed through quickly so bear with me please!! I also went a little easy on myself this week cause we'll be taking a day trip to the Bronx Zoo on Wednesday, so I didn't want to have too many leftovers laying around or have to cook too much the night before, or Wednesday night!
Monday: BBQ Ribs & Veggies

Hot Dogs & Pasta Salad

Wednesday: Tex-Mex Chicken

Thursday: Stacked Burrito Pie

Friday: Fall Apart Crockpot Chicken

Saturday: Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Country Salisbury Steaks

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!!


BBQ Ribs:
Total cop-out this week, the hub got them from work!!

Hot Dogs:
Must I give a recipe for hot dogs!!?? LOL!!

Tex-Mex Chicken:
(crockpot!! recipe from Kraft!)
1 lb. chicken breast, strips
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
2 tbsp. flour
Both red & green bell peppers, cut into strips
1 c. frozen corn
1.5 c. salsa
1 c. Mexican blend cheese

Toss chicken with seasoning and flour in slow cooker, stir in veggies and salsa. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, top with cheese, I like to serve with Mexi-Rice (knorr brand, on sale and w/ coupon!)

Stacked Burrito Pie: (from family fun)
2 tbsp. veg oil
1 fine chopped, med. onion
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 lb. ground beef
Chili powder, cumin, salt- to taste
3/4 c. water
1 can, drained & rinsed black beans
1.5 c. frozen corn
4 flour tortillas
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. salsa
Mexican blend cheese

Warm oil in a skillet, add onion & saute, add garlic. Add beef, spices (except salt) and brown beef. Add salt, water, beef & corn and bring to a boil for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a pan. Put a tortilla on the bottom, top with 2 tbsp sour cream and 1/4 c. salsa, 1/4 beef mixture and 1/4 of cheese. Repeat, repeat, repeat and then top with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool for 10.

Fall Apart Crockpot Chicken: (crockpot!! from Hillbilly Housewife)
3-4 chicken breast
1 stick butter
1 packet Italian dressing mix
8 oz. package cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can water

Bake chicken, butter, dressing mix in crockpot for 3-4 hours, shred chicken and add cream cheese, cream of chicken soup and water til heated through. I server over egg noodles.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers:
4 green bell peppers
1 lb. ground beef
1.5 c. cooked rice
1 jar pasta sauce
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
.5 tsp. pepper

Cut tops and hollow out peppers. In a medium mixing bowl, add the ground beef, rice, .5 cup of the pasta sauce, cheese and seasonings, mixing well with your hands to thoroughly blend. Stuff peppers with equal portions of the beef mixture. Place in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with the remainder of the sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Country Salisbury Steaks: (from Kraft)
1.5 lb. ground beef
1 pk. stuffing mix for chicken
1.5 c. water
3/4 c. chopped onions
1 pk. sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 c. bbq sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1/4 cups water and onions until well blended. Shape into 6 (1/2-inch-thick) oval patties. Bake 25 min. or until patties are done. Cook mushrooms in a skillet on medium-high heat 5 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add barbecue sauce and remaining water; simmer on low heat 1 to 2 min. or until sauce is heated through. Serve over meat patties.


kado! June 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM're gonna be at the Bronx Zoo? Are you going with a group or should Mhasyn & I meet you there? It is not too far from me...about 25 miles...but traffic time probably an hour. I'd love to meet you! How fun would that be!

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