Sunday, October 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here we are again, MPM... I would have hoped that my kitchen would be in some sort of an order in the new house by this point, but that hasn't happened... I can't get organized here. I'm losing my mind with the lack of storage space and I'm out of ideas and money to come up with new storage options... This is a light week on the meals difficulty cause I can't get into my groove...Recipes are below!!

Monday: Honey BBQ Wings

Tuesday: Crockpot Philly Cheesesteaks

Wednesday: Cheeseburger Joes

Thursday: Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken

Friday: Pasta with Sausage

Saturday: Grilled Cheese & Soup

Sunday: Veggie Burritos

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!!

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings (From MomAdvice)

3 lbs chicken wings
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced

Season wings with salt & pepper. Place frozen wings on broiler pan and broil for 12-15 minutes on each side. Transfer wings to the slow cooker. Combine ingredients and pour over wings. Cook on high two hours or low for four hours.

Crockpot Philly Cheese Steaks (from Finding Joy in My Kitchen)
1 lb. beef
1/2 sliced onion
1 green pepper, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 C beef broth
1/8 C soy sauce
garlic, salt and pepper if desired

Place beef in the bottom of the crockpot. Pour broth and soy sauce over the beef. Layer the onion and peppers over the beef and sprinkle with seasonings, if desired. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours. Top with choice of cheese (we'll be using provolone!)

*Note- I add mushrooms to mine and I'll be using a bit larger ribeye roast for my beef.

Cheeseburger Joes (from Kraft)
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
hamburger buns
4 KRAFT Singles (although I use sliced cheddar)

Brown meat in a skillet and drain, mix in BBQ sauce and ketchup, cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally, spoon onto burger buns and top with cheese.

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken (from Full Bellies)
4 chicken breasts cut in thirds (12 pieces)
Bacon slices
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder
chili powder
brown sugar

Cut each breast into 3 pieces, season all the chicken with the spices, then wrap a bacon slice around each piece, roll in brown sugar and place into an oven proof dish....make sure you have some olive oil in the dish too, like 2 or 3 tablespoons is fine. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and brown and crispy.

Pasta with Sausage
4 c. rigatoni
1 lb. italian sausage, either in casing- cut up, or loose
1 sliced red onion
1/4 c. tomato paste
1/4 c. sun dried tomato salad dressing
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1/4 grated parmesean cheese

Cook pasta, brown sausage and drain, add in onions and tomato paste- cover and cook 15 min. Stir in dressing, serve on top of the pasta, top with parsley and cheese.

Veggie Burritos
1 can corn
1 can tomatoes (I use canned diced tomatoes just for ease.)
1 can black beans
grated cheddar or jack cheese
Flour tortillas

Pour the corn, tomatoes and beans into a pan. Heat the mixture to boiling and then let simmer until heated through (5 - 10 mins), add your favorite spices to taste. Warm up the tortillas in the microwave or on a burner. When the filling is ready, use a slotted spoon to put a spoonful (or so) on each tortilla. Sprinkle a little grated cheese on top of the filling, if desired. Wrap the tortilla around the filling "burrito-style."


Amanda @ High Impact Mom October 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

The sweet and spicy BBQ bacon chicken sounds delish!! I'll have to try that soon!

Anna October 12, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

The crockpot philly's sound good. do you put them on hoagies or eat them "open faced"

Tammy October 12, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

The menu sounds great and I love your header.

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