Thursday, July 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday... errr... Thursday??

I'm way behind on my MPM this week due to the chaos of BlogHer, getting back into the swing of things around here etc... etc... but without further ado... here's the rest of this week!

Recipes are below!!

Thursday: Red Beans & Rice with Chicken Sausage

Friday: BLT Chicken Salads

Saturday: Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Sunday: Saucy Pork

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!!

Red Beans & Rice w/ Chicken Sausage:
2 tbsp. A1
2 tbsp. Heinz 57
2 tbsp. Worsterchire sauce
2 onions
2-3 cans red kidney beans
1 package smoked sausage (I use chicken smoked sausage w/ cheese & garlic!)

Put all sauces in the bottom of the crockpot. Chop onions and put on top of the sauce, then beans on top of that and then chicken sausage. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Stir will and serve over rice.

BLT Chicken Salads: (from Stretch Mark Mama)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 cups torn salad greens
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
10 whole bacon strips, cooked and crumbed (or bacon bits, on those lazy days)
2 whole hard-boiled eggs, sliced

In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Place salad greens on a large serving platter. Sprinkle with tomatoes, chicken and bacon; garnish with eggs; Drizzle with dressing. 4 main-dish servings.

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.

Saucy Pork (from Kraft)
2 tsp. oil
1 pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4 inch slices
3 c. frozen peas
1 can turkey gravy
1/4 c. italian dressing
1 pk. stuffing mix for chicken

Heat oil in skillet and add pork, cook about 5 minutes or until browned on each side. Stir in peas, gravy and dressing, bring to a boil. Prepare stuffing separately. Put stuffing over the meat mixture around the edge of the skillet, cover and simmer (med-lo) for about 10 minutes.


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