Sunday, November 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

We've crossed the line of "just a little broke" to "how are we paying our bills" broke, I didn't start my job last week so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed to start tomorrow hopefully. My availability isn't the greatest, but I need to get it rolling or else! Have you been checking out the reviews and giveaways in my Holiday Gift Guide?? Check the left hand sidebar for all open giveaways!!

Recipes are below!!

Monday: Beef Stew

Tuesday: Eggplant Parm

Wednesday: Crockpot Pizza (carry over from last week)

Thursday: Pasta with Sausage

Friday: Hot Dogs

Saturday: Cheeseburger Pasta

Sunday: Steak Quesadillas

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 Beef Stew
2 lbs. stew beef
pepper to taste
splash worcestershire sauce
3 potatoes, cut into chunks
4 celery stalks, cut into chunks
4 carrots, cut into chunks
salt to taste
1.5 c. beef broth
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 large onion, cut into chunks
1/4 c. flour

Place meat into crockpot, mix together flour, salt, pepper and mix in with the meat. Stir to make sure meat is coated. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours. Stir and serve!

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.

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.

Cheeseburger Pasta:
1 lb. ground beef
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can tomato soup
1.5 c. hot water
4 oz. shell, rotini or elbow macaroni

Cook the beef over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Drain any fat. Stir the soups, water and pasta in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring often.


Savings Ninja November 15, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

Bummer about the job issues, I hope it works out for you. The Menu looks good, I still need to try that crockpot pizza. Good luck!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable November 15, 2009 at 11:39 PM  

The croc pot pizza sounds yummy!

Rose @ NetWorkingWitches November 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

I think Cheeseburger Past may be on the menu for tomorrow. :)

Leah November 16, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

Hi Casey,

I can't remember if I asked this last week or if I thought about asking it, so if I did then I apologize for the repeat. I am to you serve the crock pot pizza, can you cut it up in pieces like regular pizza or is it more like a casserole and served by spoon?

Thanks :)

Zom G. November 16, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

Best of luck with the job and the budget! Your week looks super tasty anyway. Nicely done!

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