Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu for week of November 17th

Monday:  Dinner out the the daughter!

Tuesday:  Deep Dish Pizza Casserole and Salad

Wednesday:  Favorite Chinese Take Out with my parents!

Thursday:  Cajun Steak and Potatoes (recipe below) more Salad

Friday:  Chicken Cordon Blue, Baked Potatoes and Baked Zucchini Sticks

Saturday:  Leaving for the beach with daughter!

This is a copycat recipe and I'm not sure where I got it. I've had it a long time.  I'm using gold potatoes as that is what I have on hand and they are so delicious!  And I'm grilling on top of the stove with a grill pan.

CAJUN STEAK AND POTATOES - Like Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak

2 T. dry Cajun seasoning
2 T. olive oil, divided
2 lb. boneless sirloin steak, about 1 1/2" thick
1 medium onion, halved, cut into 1/4" thick slices
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. small red potatoes, quartered
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 T. chopped fresh parsley, divided

Prepare grill for direct-heat grilling. Combine seasoning with 1 T. oil; brush over steak. Grill, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted into center registers 140 degrees F for medium-rare, 8-9 minutes per side. (I like mine cooked longer) Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 min. Add potatoes; stir in salt and pepper. Cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 min. Stir in 1 T. parsley. Transfer steak and potato mixture to serving platter; sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Makes 6 servings; Per serving: 408 cal; 33 g. protein; 22 g. fat (8 g. saturated); 102 mg. chol; 17 g. carbs; 810 mg. sodium, 2 g. fiber; 1 g. sugar

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Menu for week of November 10th

A few meals are making a repeat this week as we went out to eat with friends one night and daughter and I also ate out together one evening.  Here is my plan for this week:

Monday:  Hamburger Soup

Tuesday:  Tex Mex Chops, Brown Rice, Green Veggies

Wednesday:  Chicken Cordon Bleu (freeze a meal), Baked Zucchini Sticks,  Corn on the Cob

Thursday:  Crock Pot Cube Steaks and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Veggies

Friday:  Chicken Caesar Salad, Crusty Rolls

Saturday:  Two Meat Meatloaves, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday:  Black Beans with Smoked Sausage, Yellow Rice

That's my plan.  How about you?  Go to I'm an Organizing Junkie for menu inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice
1 t. olive oil
1 c. chopped onion
1 ½ c. instant rice, uncooked (I used instant brown rice)
¼ t. ground red pepper (I used red pepper flakes)
1/8 t. paprika
3 bay leaves
two-15 oz. cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
two-14 oz. can no salt beef broth
(I also added about 1/2 t. sea salt)
6 oz. sliced Canadian bacon, coarsely chopped
1 c. seeded, chopped tomato
3 T sliced green onions

Coat a Dutch oven with Pam; add oil. Place over medium high heat until hot. Add onion, sauté until tender. Add rice and next 6 ingredients. Bring mix to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove and discard bay leaves. To serve: ladle into 6 individual bowls and top evenly with tomato and green onions. Makes 6, 1 ½ c. servings. 247 calories, 4.3 g. fat. per serving.

I made this recipe tonight for my family and they really liked it.  I will be making it again and thought I would share.  It's a really quick meal too.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Menu for week of November 3rd

Monday  Chicken Cacciatore, Baked Zucchini Sticks, Salad

Tuesday:  Stuffed Green Peppers, Salad

Wednesday:  Chicken Stroganoff, Broccoli

Thursday:  Hamburger Soup

Friday:  Chicken Cordon Bleu, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Saturday:  Two Meat Meatloaves, Green Veggie, Salad

Sunday:  Red Beans and Rice

That's my week.  How about you?  Go to I'm an Organizing Junkie for menu planning inspiration and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Menu plan for the week of October 27th

I'm late getting this post up because our internet was down.  But here is my plan for this week:

Monday: We ate out at Shoney's with a friend.

Tuesday:  Sliced Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Dinner - Pancakes, Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Clementines

Thursday:  Teriyaki Chicken (new recipe) and freezing a batch for another meal at another time, Brown Jasmine Rice

Friday:  Halloween!!!  Leaving this open, because daughter may be spending the night with a friend and so I don't know what I'm going to fix yet.

Saturday:  Taco Soup

Sunday:  Stuffed Green Peppers, Salad

That's my plan.  How about you?  Go to I'm an Organizing Junkie for menu planning inspiration.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Menu for week of October 20th

Monday: Boston Market Frozen Dinners (just me and daughter)

Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas (didn't get to this last week)

Wednesday:  Baked Potato, Chef Salad

Thursday:  Out

Friday: Lasagna, Salad

Saturday:  Shrimp Scampi and Stuffed Green Peppers (I don't eat seafood)

Sunday:  Out with Hubby!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Menu for week of October 13th

Last week just flew by for me.  How about you? 

My tip for menu planning is to have all your favorite recipes in a file, either on your computer or in a notebook to help with menu ideas.  Here is my menu plan for this week:

Monday:  Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

Tuesday:  BBQ Pork on Buns, Broccoli Slaw, Baked Beans

Wednesday:  Favorite Chinese take-out!

Thursday:  Grilled Chicken, Salad, Green Veggies

Friday:  Out!

Saturday:  Chicken Fajitas

Sunday:  Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Veggie

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