Sunday, December 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here we are approaching the next year coming!! 2009 flew by and with all that went on this year, I'm ready to embrace everything that 2010 has to offer!! Menu planning was one of the things that kept my budget on track this year and for that I am ever so grateful!!

Recipes are below!!

Sunday: Ordering a pizza

Monday: Pesto Pasta

Tuesday: Chicken Carbonara

Wednesday: Crockpot Baked Ziti

Thursday: Grilled Cheese & Soup

Friday: Crockpot Beef Stew

Saturday: Pesto Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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!!


Chicken Carbonara
1/2 lb. spaghetti
8 slices, chopped bacon
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 cups chicken, already cooked and cut up
1/2 c. grated parm cheese
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream

Cook and drain spaghetti, cook bacon and then drain, save 1 tb. bacon grease. Cook onion and garlic in the reserved grease. Stir in spaghetti, chicken, cheese and cream, stirring well, and occasionally until heated through.

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!

Pesto Chicken & Sweet Potatoes as referenced from A Year of Slow Cooking


karenmed409 December 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

Thanks for the Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe !

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