Monday, January 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Here we go again for another well-thought-out, well-planned week of dinners. I already write my monthly menu down but it was helpful to stick with it because I wrote it on the blog...and whatever you write on the blog you HAVE to do...right??

Monday - Chicken Fajitas

Tuesday - Easy Crockpot Chicken and Veggies (thanks Maceys for the recipe)

10 medium red potatoes
1 lb. baby carrots
6 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Cut potatoes into chunks. Place potatoes and carrots in crockpot. Place chicken on top of veggies. Combine soups and garlic powder. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs. Salt and pepper to taste.

Wednesday - Cheesy Mostaccioli (thanks Hilary E. for the recipe), salad, french bread

1 lb. mostaccioli noodles (cooked)
1 jar Classico tomato and basil sauce
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb. browned hamburger

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine pasta, soup, and classico sauce. Add pepper, Italian seasoning, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, and meat. Mix to combine. Place in a baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Bake for 25-30 min.

Thursday - One dish Chicken & Rice Bake (thanks Gayla for the recipe)

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked regular white rice
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 chicken breasts

In 2 qt. baking dish mix soup, water, rice, paprika, and pepper. Place chicken on rice mixture. Sprinkle with additional paprika and pepper. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - I want to try a new recipe and I am still looking for the perfect one. Please send me your favorite recipe.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh the CRAZY things they do!

So we were eating dinner tonight and Gracie proceeded to pour her apple juice all over the high chair tray. That is pretty normal. The next thing I know however, is that she is sliding her hands in it and then rubbing them in her hair. I just had to get a video. The boys thought it was pretty funny and they had to add their own crazy actions to the video.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I have not posted anything for such a long time but my sister-in-law just posted her menu for the week and I thought it would be kind of fun to post mine and tag others to post theirs. This might be an easy way to get some new recipes. I am always looking for good and easy recipes that my family will like. Here goes...

Monday - Tatertot Casserole, green beans, bisquits

1 pkg. tatertots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 cups cheese

Mix all together and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Tuesday - Chicken Crescent Rolls, rice, corn

2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
4 T. melted butter
1/2 t. salt
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 t. pepper
Dash of garlic salt
2 T. chopped onion
24 crescent rolls

Mix ingredients well and roll up in crescent rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with chicken gravy.

Wednesday - Crock Pot Lasagna, salad, french bread

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can tomato sauce (29 oz.)
1 cup water
1 can tomato paste (6 oz.)
1 t. salt
1 t. dried oregano
1 pkg. no cook lasagna noodles
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano; mix well. Spread a fourth of the meat sauce in an ungreased crock pot. Arrange a third of the noodles over sauce (break the noodles.) Mix 3 cups mozzarella, 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and spread 1/3 over the noodles. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cheese. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender.

Thursday - Chicken Enchilada Soup, Tortilla Chips

2 cans canned chicken or 3 cups cooked, cubed chicken
4 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 can, undrained, diced green chilies
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can diced tomatos
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
shredded cheese

Place first 9 ingredients in pot and simmer. while simmering, place enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan (abaout 1/8 inch high), heat. While heating, slice flour tortillas into a 1 inch x 1/4 inch strips. Fry the strips in hot oil about 30 seconds, just until light brown, and place on paper towel to drain. Top individual bowls of soup with tortilla strips and cheese right before serving. Also serve with your choice of toppings, such as sour cream, avocados, etc.

Friday - Dinner at Bluebirds-we have a gift certificate!

I tag all my friends to post your menu for the week.