Mondya, Monday

February 25, 2008

  • Monday- Feta Chicken Bake, Green beans, salad, and bread
  • Tuesday- Spaghetti, salad, and bread
  • Wednesday- dovers
  • Thursday- Chicken lettuce wraps (PF Changs style)- I have tried to make these in the past, and the recipe that I used did not even come close to PF Changs’ yummy appetizer. I am trying a new recipe, so I will let you all know how they turn out.
  • Friday- date night, so The Man and I will eat out. The boys can have something kid friendly that I am sure will have no nutritional value.
  • Saturday- Baked oatmeal for breakfast, Dovers for lunch, and Burgers for supper

Here is the recipe for Baked Oatmeal. This is so delicious!!!

Baked Oatmeal
· 3 cups oatmeal
· 3/4 cup brown sugar
· 1/2 cup margarine
· 2 eggs
· 2 cups milk
· 2 teaspoons baking powder
· 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into 13 x 9 inch buttered pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
You may add dried fruits and nuts and pour into small ramekins for baking and serving individually. I may try layering apples on the bottom of the dishes before adding the oatmeal mixture.

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Menu Plan Monday

January 30, 2008

I’ve generally always been a weekly menu planner, and Laura over at “I’m and Organizing Junkie” asks readers to post their menu plans for other to enjoy. Generally my menus are based on the weekly sales, coupons, and what I have stocked in the freezer to try to get the most “bang for our buck.”

Here is our menu for the week:

  • Monday: ??? (not a very great plan, huh?)
  • Tuesday: Jambalaya with our new small group (in honor of Jim Braun and Mardi Gras- this was a HUGE success last small group, and the only requested repeat)
  • Wednesday: dovers
  • Thursday spaghetti with marinara sauce (Chris’ favorite)
  • Friday homemade pizza night
  • Saturday: dovers
  • Sunday: Santa Fe chili (this Santa Fe Chilli is also known as Miller Chili in our household because it is Nikki’s recipe, and it is a household favorite). Here is the recipe for this one:

Miller Santa Fe Chili

1 lb ground beef or turkey, browned (or this may be eliminated for veggie chili lovers)

1 can pinto beans

1 can black beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can stewed or crushed tomatoes

1 can Rotel

1 can corn

1 can mexi-corn

1 pkg dry ranch dressing

1 pkg taco seasoning

Cook all ingredients in crock pot (high at least 1-2 hours or low up to 6 hours). Serve with tortiall chips sourcream, and grated cheddar.