Monday, September 7, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I know I usually have this up on Sunday night, but we wound up BBQ'in' at my parents and my one uncle came by that I feel like I haven't seen in forever... family time is nice...

This week I've gone pretty easy on myself, we have Kindergarten orientation on Tuesday and she starts school on Wednesday... I have no idea how my days are going to be now, so I'm thinking I'm in for a rude awakening... Had 2 carryovers from last week since the hub brought home some amazing gourmet burgers one night from work and we wound up with Chinese one night for my moms birthday!

Recipes are below!!

Monday: Crockpot Lasagne

Tuesday: BLT's

Wednesday: Grilled Cheese and Soup

Thursday: Red Beans & Rice with Chicken Sausage

Friday: Chicken Burritos

Saturday: Spaghetti Frittata

Sunday: Crockpot Pizza

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!!


Crockpot Lasagna (from A Welcoming Heart)
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 jar(28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup water
16 ounces cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

Break noodles in half. Place half of the noodles in bottom of greased 4-quart slow cooker. Stir Italian seasoning into meat and spread half over the noodles already in slow cooker. Then layer half of the sauce and water, half of the cottage cheese, and half of mozzarella cheese over beef. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Do not cook more than 5 hours.Makes 6-8 servings. Serve with salad and garlic bread.

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.

Spaghetti Frittata: (from Kraft)
2 c. cooked spaghetti
1 c. frozen peas
1/4 c. italian dressing
6 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. chopped green onions
4 slices, cooked, drained, chopped bacon
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tomato cut into slices

Toss spaghetti, dressing and peas and put into a 9" pie plate. Beat eggs and milk and pour over top of the spaghetti mixture. Sprinkle with onion, bacon and cheese, top with tomatoes. Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Wait 10 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.

Crockpot Pizza
1.5 c. biscuit mix (like bisquick)
1.5 c. water

16 oz. jar pizza sauce
1.5 c. mozzarella cheese
pizza toppings of your choice

Spray the inside of the crock pot with non-stick spray. Put about 1/4 of the sauce on the bottom of the crock pot. Mix the crust together and spread it out over the sauce, almost touching the sides. Top with the rest of the sauce, cheese and whichever toppings you choose. Cook on high for about 2 hours.


Zom G. September 7, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

Lovin the simple menu. Red beans - check, sausage - check, meal for next week - check! Thanks for the idea & enjoy your week.

Liz September 8, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

yummy! I'm gonna try the crock pot lasagna! thanks Casey. :-)

GarlicBOSS September 8, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

Planning a week ahead does save

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