Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekly Menu

I thought it would be fun to start posting our weekly menus. It is fun for me to look back on what we've eaten and quickly find recipes. Here is our menu for dinners this week. This first week I am also posting because (as you will see) I struggle with coming up with side dishes. We have no variety! I need input on yummy (preferably healthy, because the main dishes aren't always) sides.

Mock Beef Stroganoff
1 Lb browned ground beef
1 Can Cream of Mushroom
(About) 1 Cup of Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
(About) 1/2 pkg Onion Soup Mix, to taste
Milk-until it is as thin as you want it
*Mix all ingredients in a skillet over medium-high heat until heated through. Serve over egg noodles.
Steamed Broccoli

Morning--Apple Muffins (From Food Tastes Good)
Corn and Green Chile Chowder in the Crock Pot (From Prudence Pennywise)
Easy French Bread (From On My Menu)

Chicken Green Chile Sandwich Braid
I am making this one up with some inspiration from here.
1 Loaf Rhoades white bread, thawed
Cream Cheese
Green Chiles
Mexican Seasoned Chicken? (cumin, chili powder, etc)
Cheddar/Mozzarella Cheese
**Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a 12x18" rectangle.
Leaving a 4 in space in the center of the dough, cut the sides into 2 inch wide strips.
Mix cream cheese and chilis. Spread down the middle of the dough.
Top with the rest of the ingredients.
Braid the dough, then place braid on a sprayed cookie sheet.
Brush braid with egg white. Bake at 350* for 30-35 min.

Little Cheddar Meatloaves (Originally found at Taste the Joy)
Potato Wedges
Pour into a large Ziploc bag:
Approx. 4 T olive oil
Any seasonings you would like: Montreal Steak, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika

Cut potatoes into 6-8 wedges and drop into Ziploc bag. Mix around so all of the potatoes are coated.
Put potatoes on a large plate or casserole dish and cook in microwave for about 10 minutes or until soft.
Optional: You can broil the potatoes after microwaving to make them a little crispy.
We like to eat these with cheese and jalapenos and dipped in a spicy ranch. (Ranch mixed with
paprika, chili powder, and any other seasonings that sound good.)

Chopped Pizza
Found in HobbleCreek Ward Cookbook
Submitted By Katie Ipsen
8 Rhodes Texas rolls, thawed
1 pkg pepperoni
1 c grated mozzarella cheese
1 c grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c sliced olives

**Place 2 thawed rolls on cutting board. Top with 4 pieces of pepperoni, 1/4 c mozzarella cheese, 1/4 c cheddar cheese, and 1/4 of the olives. Chop with large knife until ingredients are mixed into rolls. Lift with spatula onto greased cookie sheet. Shape into a 4x6 inch chopped pizza. Repeat to make all 4 pizzas. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Green Salad

Thai Peanut Chicken
HobbleCreek Ward Cookbook
Submitted By Tiffani Larson
2 chicken breasts, diced
4 T soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 T oil
2 tsp ginger
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 C Pace Picante
5 T peanut butter
3 green onions, diced
1/4 C unsalted peanuts
1 can coconut milk

**Combine soy sauce, garlic, oil and ginger. Marinate chicken in this sauce at least overnight. Set aside marinade and cook chicken in hot skillet with 1 T of oil until done. Remove chicken and set aside. Saute peppers and onions until tender. Add remaining ingredients and marinade. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook about 2 more minutes. Serve with rice.

Crock Pot Roast
1 Medium/Large Roast (I just use whatever is on sale)
1 pkg onion soup mix
1 Can cream of mushroom soup
Optional: Chopped carrots and onions

**Place the roast in the crock pot and cover with soup and mix. Add vegetables around the sides of the roast. Cook on low 6-8 hours.


Sean said...

Do we just pick the nights that we like and show up for dinner?

Chelsey Robertson said...

Woah Danielle I am so impressed!! Ty is lucky if I make dinner a few nights a week! I will have to try some of your recipes.

Key Fam said...

Thanks for posting, Dani! I just might have to try some of your menu items for our dinnners! ;) Even though I know you made this for your benefit. Sounds yummy!!