Sunday, November 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I start back to work this week, we'll see... hopefully I'll know tomorrow when I'll be starting back to work. Broke as a joke in this house... so... easy and cheap meals this week for us!! Especially easy cause if I'm at work, the hub's going to have to prepare some of these!! Did you check out my video last week when I made the Potato & Bacon soup??
You can check that video out here: Look At My Teeny-Tiny Kitchen
Recipes are below!!

Monday: Saucy Pork

Tuesday: Ham, Swiss & Spinach Quiche

Wednesday: Curried Chicken Salad

Thursday: Crockpot Beef & Broccoli

Friday: Crockpot Pizza

Saturday: Breakfast for dinner

Sunday: Grilled Cheese & Soup

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!!


You can find the Curried Chicken Salad recipe here at the Ninja Master Prep recipe site.

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.

Crockpot Beef & Broccoli (from Joy in my Kitchen)
1 lb. beef, chopped into cubes and trimmed of fat
1/2 C beef broth, low sodium
1/4 C soy sauce
1 T dried, minced onion
1 T brown sugar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
8 oz. mushrooms, canned or fresh (if desired)
1 (16oz) bag of frozen broccoli, thawed
2 T water
1 T cornstarch

Combine broth and soy sauce in a crockpot, add onion, brown sugar and garlic. Stir in beef cubes. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (or on high for 4-6 hours). About an hour before serving, combine water and cornstarch and blend well. Stir cornstarch mixture into the crockpot. Add broccoli to the crockpot and cook on low for an additional 30-60 minutes until broccoli is crisp-tender, or done to your liking.

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.


The Dreamer November 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

crockpot pizza?! Didn't know you could do it, but totally want to try it now!

Unknown November 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

So your state doesn't offer short term disability either?
Since my husband is working a parttime retail job with no benefits I worry about him getting sick. I guess we'll deal with it when if it happens.
Get well soon!

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