Sunday, January 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

New year, new recipes, new friends, new experiences, new everything... I'm keeping my chin up to stay on track this year. I'm keeping my chin up to lose at least 20 pounds this year, unlike last year where I hoped to have the motivation to take 40 off, and Lord knows that didn't happen!!

Recipes are below!!

Sunday: Pesto Chicken with Sweet Potatoes (carryover)

Monday: Completely unknown... hopefully the hub can bring some fixin's home from work until I bring groceries home when I get out of work!!

Tuesday: Chicken Parm with noodles

Wednesday: Crockpot Tortellini

Thursday: Crockpot Turkey with Wild Rice & Cranberries

Friday: Ham with Apples & Sweet Potatoes

Saturday: Veggie & Dill Biscuit Casserole

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!!


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

Chicken Parm with noodles:
2 lbs. chicken breast
1 can tomato paste
1 can italian style tomato sauce
shredded italian cheese blend

Place chicken, tomato paste and tomato sauce in crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Top with shredded cheese for the last hour, serve over egg noodles.

Crockpot Tortellini:
1 jar marinara sauce
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1 can italian style diced tomatoes
1 package cheese tortellini (9 oz or so)
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

You can add beef or sausage to this as well, just brown first. I do this like the crockpot ravioli recipe (see here).

Crockpot Turkey with Wild Rice & Cranberries: (from Betty Crocker)

Ham, Apples & Sweet Potatoes:
1 lb. center slice ham
3 peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick sweet potatoes
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
4 apples, cut into wedges
3/4 c. hot water

Brown ham and place into baking dish, spread apples and sweet potatoes on top and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about one hour.

Veggie & Dill Biscuit Casserole: (from Betty Crocker)


Courtney January 3, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

Oooh chicken parm with noodles sounds yum! Now I'm hungry :)

Victoria January 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

I agree the chicken parm with noodles sounds good but I'll do some sort of penne or something. :)

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