Monday, March 25, 2013

Menu for week of March 25th

Monday:  Turkey Dawgs and Fries, Cantaloupe

Tuesday:  Cheesy Chicken Monterey (new recipe), Tortilla Chips and Queso

Wednesday:  Favorite Chinese Take-Out

Thursday:  Spaghetti Casserole, Salad, Texas Toast

Friday:  Dinner Out with Friends

Saturday:  Pizza Night!

Sunday:  Easter Dinner Out with Family

This will be an easy week for me.  Trying a new recipe below:

Chicken Monterey

1 pkg. Knorr Rice Sides-Chicken
11 oz. can corn, drained
11 oz. can black beans, drained
4 oz. can chopped green chilies, undrained
1 T oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
1 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Prepare rice mix as package directs.  Stir in corn, beans and chilies.  Meanwhile heat 1 T oil in 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat and cook chicken, stirring frequently, 4 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Arrange rice mixture on serving platter, then top with chicken and cheese.  4 servings

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Menu for week of March 18th

Today:  Cajun Chicken Sausage, Parmesan Noodles, White Corn

Tuesday:  Stroganoff (made with ground chicken), Tossed Salad, Rolls

Wednesday:  Mixed Beans (freezer meal), Fried Taters, Sauteed Cabbage, Cornbread

Thursday:  Crock Pot Pork Chops, Italian Green Beans, Fried Apples, Stove Top Stuffing

Friday:  Stir-Fry Chicken, Asian Veggies, Fried Rice

Saturday:  Turkey Burgers, Oven Fries

Sunday:  Postponed St. Paddy's Day Celebration

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Menu reset

Errr...daughter and I are on a weight loss plan, so my menu for this week is changing.  Change is good, right?  I am going to choose more healthier options, less carbs, more veggies, etc.  So here is the revised plan.

Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken, Roasted Asparagus, and Tossed Salad

Wednesday:  Salsa Sloppy Joes (made with ground chicken or turkey), Veggie Tray with Dip

Thursday:  Crock Pot Pork Chops, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Friday:  General Tso Crock Pot Chicken, Brown Rice, Stir-fry Veggies

Saturday:  Weight Watcher's Taco Soup

Sunday:  (freezer meal) Lazy Day Lasagna (meatless), Tossed Salad, California Veggies or some other green veggie

Monday, March 4, 2013

Crock Pot Glazed Kielbasa


Crock Pot Glazed Kielbasa

2 lbs. kielbasa, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 c. packed brown sugar
3 TBS spicy brown mustard

Combine brown sugar and mustard in bottom of Crock Pot. Add kielbasa. Stir to coat. Cook on LOW for 3 hours. Stir before serving.

I made this today.  I halved the recipe and it was very good. I served it with brown rice, sauteed peppers and onions and green beans.

I originally planned this for Sunday's meal but was in a mood for it today.  It was a hit!


Menu for week of March 4 - 10

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Monday:  Hamburger Helper (made with ground chicken or turkey), Roasted Glazed Carrots, Rolls

Tuesday:  Hot Dog Spaghetti Casserole (recipe below), Salad

Wednesday:  General Tso Chicken, Stir Fry Veggies, Rice

Thursday:  (freezer meal) Lazy Day Lasagna, Salad, Steamed Green Veggie

Friday:  (freezer meal) Cheezy Chicken Bundles, Corn Cobbettes, Sauteed Squash and Zucchini

Saturday:  Broccoli with Ham Scalloped Potatoes, Rolls

Sunday:  Crock Pot Glazed Kielbasa, Rice, Peppers and Onions

Hot Dog Spaghetti Casserole

6 slices bacon
1 c. onion, chopped
12 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
2-10 oz. cans tomato soup
½ c. chili sauce
½ t. oregano
¼ t. basil
8 oz. spaghetti, cooked
16 oz. all-beef hot dogs (I use chicken or turkey dawgs)
¾ c. sharp cheddar cheese

Cook bacon until crisp, then drain and crumble. Saute onion in drippings. Stir in corn, soup, chili sauce, oregano and basil. Add spaghetti. Mix thoroughly. Alternate layers in ½ quart dish of hot dogs, bacon and cheese. Pour first mixture on top. Bake 350 degrees. Serves 6

Friday, March 1, 2013

What's going on.

I haven't been posting much lately.  Seems I do well to get my menu plan up and to even make what I've posted.  Generally,  I do make most of the meals because I do have the ingredients if I made it to the store that week.  I always have a few pantry or freezer meals for those times I haven't made it to the store and we seem to make do, or there's always Papa Johns! 

On the home front, my 31 year old nephew is living with us and has been since early to mid January.  I am helping with a legal matter and generally just helping him get his life straightened out and driving him places, as he hasn't yet gotten his driver's license reinstated.  He is doing odd jobs and will be finding full-time employment when this legal mess is done.  I don't want to go into too much detail here but I do believe he has learned his lesson, hopefully, the hard way.  He is a big help to me and has been doing things on the to-do list around here and has a servant's heart.  Our cats love him and he loves them and seems to be fitting in just like one of the family.  Well, he is family.

Robyn is plugging along with her homeschool work.  We are hoping that this year, 8th grade, is her last homeschooling year.  It has been so much fun, and work too, having her home during her middle school years.  But now that Robert is once again gainfully employed, we want to return her to the Christian school she attended since age 4.  We have done all the paperwork, and went to the high school open house and are just waiting on the family interview.  She is currently reading the Hobbit and loves all things geeky, just like her dad.

Robert is plugging along as well with his classes at work and learning new skills needed for his new employment. We feel so blessed that he is employed and for the co-workers he has met and new friendships that are developing.  God is good.

I'm struggling a bit with the blahs.  I don't think I have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but the winters are harder for me.  I am generally a homebody at heart, do have some aches and pains that make getting out and about less than pleasant, but when it is cold, damp, dreary, etc., I just can't get the get up and go to go out and shop, especially the dreaded grocery shopping trips.  Since Thursdays are the days I take my nephew out to his appointment, I generally hit at least once grocery store on that day since I am out anyway.  I am just looking forward to spring.  : )   It's possible that I am also affected by this "season" of life, that I am going through, if you know what I mean (wink wink). 

Robyn and I still enjoy volunteering at church by serving lunch to the seniors.  This week, we brought my nephew with us and he learned to operate the institutional dish washer.  We also got to hear our missionary from Greece and eat Greek food.  It was delicious.

We are looking forward to going out and celebrating our joint birthdays (me and hubby's) this Saturday.  We were supposed to do this last Saturday but he caught my cold, and I was still trying to kick it too and thought it best to postpone it so that we didn't infect anyone else. 

So, that's my update about what's going on around here.  Thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave me a message.