Monday, October 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 10/10/11

Each Monday I shall post our dinner menu plan for the current week.

The kids feed themselves for breakfast and lunch (usually lots of fruit, pasta, sandwiches, or leftovers) so I will only be posting the dinner menu, as that's what I cook.

Please link to your weekly menu in the comments if you are inclined. I'm always looking for new ideas.

Sunday - Chicken Bake*, tossed salad, apple slices
Monday -  Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken over pasta (this recipe is so good), steamed carrots, salad
Tuesday - Baked Spaghetti, sweet potatoes, salad
Wednesday - Chicken All Dressed Up**, broiled zucchini, salad
Thursday - Lentil Burgers (new to us, let me know if you try it and what you think), salad, egg salad
Friday - Chicken and veggies on the grill, salad
Saturday - Pizza night if we're home, grilled chicken if we're camping

*Chicken Bake
(everything is approximate in this recipe, I use much more pasta than the recipe suggests and add diced tomato)
3/4 c. macaroni, approximately
10 oz. cream of ______ soup (whatever floats your boat)
1/3 c. milk
1 c. frozen peas
1/2 c. shredded cheese
1/2 c. shredded chicken (or a can of tuna or chicken)

Cook macaroni as directed on package. Rinse with cold water. Drain, poor into greased casserole. Set aside.

In medium saucepan combine soup, milk, peas, and cheese. Heat and stir until cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in chicken.  Pour over macaroni.

Cover, bake in 350' oven for 20 minutes.

Remove cover. Sprinkle a bit more cheese on top. Bake uncovered 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

**Chicken All Dressed Up
4-6 pieces of chicken
1 c. catsup
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T lemon juice
1 T mustard
1 t salt

Mix all ingredients but chicken in crock pot (double if you want extra sauce). Add chicken and spoon sauce over chicken to cover. Add potatoes if you'd like, or carrots later. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or low for 6 hours. Serve over rice, if you choose to.
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