How last week’s menu went:
I stuck to the plan last week. Except for one thing. I decided right when the corn chowder was almost done (already late) that I had to have some Cheese Biscuits. I’ve never even made them before, but I decided to make them anyway. I have no idea what that was all about. So even though we didn’t eat dinner until around 8:00 that night, it was really good.
Favorite meal from last week:
The Baked Ziti takes first place! I used all ground beef and left out the sausage. I may have used more of the various cheeses than the recipe states. Okay, I did.
I’m throwing the Corn Chowder in here, too as a second place winner. I use more bacon than the recipe states. Cook it up and crumble it up as a topping. Please. Turkey bacon works, too. So good. Sometimes I substitute chicken broth for part of the milk in this, too.
This Week’s Menu Plan
- BBQ chicken pizza with a quick and easy crust (I use part whole wheat flour and knead the dough after mixing)
- raw carrots
- apple slices
- Chicken Noodle Soup (From Cook’s Illustrated) or Hearty Lentil Soup (I add celery, add chopped spinach instead of parsley, and only use 1/2 tsp of the balsamic vinegar) I made some yummy chicken broth yesterday that I am excited to use!
- Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins or Whole Wheat Bread
- Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole (I’ll top it with french fried onions instead of whole wheat bread crumbs because I’m a rebel)
- raw veggies and fruit
- Taco Casserole (new recipe I’m trying)
- Chicken Divan, Lightened Up (I’ll increase the sauce amounts, use cheddar cheese, and add curry powder)
- brown rice
- Quick spaghetti and meat sauce: 1 box of spaghetti + 1 pound of cooked ground beef (from my freezer) + 2 jars of spaghetti sauce = happy tummies in a hurry
- salad or green beans
Saturday – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- Corned Beef
- Cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes
- Irish soda bread
- Shamrock Cake – I usually just make a cake from a mix and put green tinted icing on it with green sprinkles in the shape of a shamrock. The kids love to help and it has become a little tradition that they look forward to every year. I just cut out a shamrock shape from paper, tape the paper back to a shamrock shaped “frame” and hold it just over the cake to sprinkle the shape. Easy!