Jan 25, 2010

Weekly Menu.....

I found this website for weekly menus and love it...you can print the recipes and your shopping lists. Check it out!!

Monday- Meatball Subs, broccoli salad, and chips

Broccoli Salad
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
3/4 cup cheddar cheese
2 T. chopped onion
3/4 mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 T. red wine vinegar* or cider vinegar
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled; or REAL bacon bits*
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese, and onion. Combine the mayo, sugar, and vinegar; pour over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the bacon.

Tuesday- Italian Goulash

1 tsp olive oil
1 lb of lean ground beef (94/6)
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
3-4 baby bell peppers, diced (I used red & orange)
8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
3 cups of Roasted Tomato, Onion & Garlic Marinara
12 oz elbow macaroni, cooked per instructions
Fresh basil, chiffonade
Asiago, grated
Heat the olive oil in a small Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms then cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef, bell pepper, chopped garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper; cook for 4-5 minutes making sure to crumble the ground beef as it cooks. Drain any excess grease from the pan then add the marinara sauce, stir until mixed thoroughly. Simmer the sauce for 1-2 hours so flavors combine.
Cook the elbow macaroni per instructions (make sure to season the water with salt) then drain completely. Combine the macaroni with the sauce, add the fresh basil and mix well. Simmer for 15 minutes so the sauce has time to flavor the noodles. Top with Asiago cheese if desired and serve. Enjoy.

Wednesday- Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, and glazed carrots.

Thursday- Chicken Spaghetti.....I use the Sterling Star recipe from a very old cookbook that I have had forever!! Very easy if anyone wants it let me know!

Friday- We are going to Fredericksburg to see my Dad!! I love Freds!!!

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