Menu Plan Monday – 8/2/10

This will be my first time participating in Menu Plan Monday, brought to you weekly by I’m an Organizing Junkie! Woot, woot!

All recipes/meals that call for ground meat are made with ground turkey or chicken.  I don’t even buy ground beef anymore.  The same goes for anything labeled bacon or sausage…it’s turkey.  Recipes will be linked at the bottom, or written out if I created them myself.

Without further ado, this is what we will be eating this week:

Monday
Breakfast: Cereal & fruit
Lunch: Deli Sandwiches, carrot sticks, & pretzels
Dinner: Salsa Chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, vanilla pudding

Tuesday
Breakfast: French Toast & sausage
Lunch: Turkey wraps
Dinner: Stroganoff, egg noodles, steamed green beans, fresh fruit

Wednesday
Breakfast: Cereal & fruit
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Grilled salmon, roasted potatoes, broccoli, Jello

Thursday
Breakfast: Oatmeal & wheat toast
Lunch: Cheese, crackers, fresh fruit & veggies
Dinner: BBQ Chicken & cornbread casserole*, honey glazed carrots, cookies

Friday
Breakfast: Egg sandwich & hashbrowns
Lunch: Ramen noodles with veggies
Dinner: Homemade pizza, ice cream

Saturday
Breakfast: Cereal & fruit
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Sloppy Joes, baked fries, fresh cut veggies, brownies

Sunday
Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon
Lunch: Eat out
Dinner: Chicken tacos* with fresh toppings bar, fruit & yogurt parfaits

*indicates a crockpot meal

Recipes:

Salsa Chicken

Stroganoff
1lb ground beef (turkey)
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup (98% fat free)
1/2-3/4 cup low fat milk
2 small cans mushrooms, drained
2-3 dollops of sour cream (light or fat free, and sorry, I just don’t measure it)
salt & pepper to taste

Brown the meat, drain any grease. Add the remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve over egg noodles. Delish!

Grilled Salmon
Marinade the salmon all day in marinade of choice and then grill. Voila!

BBQ Chicken & Cornbread Casserole

Homemade Pizza Dough
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 eggs
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
5 cups flour (I used King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat)
1 package yeast

Add the water, eggs, salt and sugar to the bread machine. Then add the flour. Make a small well int he flour and add the packet of yeast. Set your bread machine setting for dough, and voila! I usually let mine rise for an extra 30 minutes. My bread machine lets dough rise for an hour and this really needs 90 minutes. You should get 3 medium-large pizzas with a ‘thin-ish crust. You can make two pizzas with a thick crust, of course, but it’s quite good on the thin side. The dough also freezes quite well if you only need one pizza at a time.

Once the dough is finished rising, divide it into however many pizzas you want and then let it rest for 30 minutes (or freeze the rest if you will not be using it all). After thirty minutes, roll your dough, put it onto a lightly oiled (olive oil) pan or pizza stone, and add toppings as desired. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the edges are browned and crisped.

Note: If you will be making this by hand, you need to alter the steps a little bit.
Add the water and sugar to a large bowl. Dissolve the sugar and then add the yeast. Let it sit until the yeast is foamy (about 10 minutes). Add the eggs, then mix in the 5 cups of flour and salt. Mix until the dough pulls away from the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes.

Put the dough into a slightly oiled bowl (olive oil) and let it rise, covered, for 90 minutes in a warm place until doubled in volume. I sometimes put the bowl in a pan of warm water. Punch down, divide, and follow the rest of the steps above.

Chicken Tacos
Add 4+ chicken breasts to the crockpot, add a packet (or two, depending on how much chicken) of taco seasoning, then add a 1/2 cup of water. Cook 6-8 hours on low. Shred with two forks before serving and create a self-serve buffet of taco toppings. EASY PEASY!

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3 Comments

  1. Welcome to MPM!! Looks like a super yummy menu for the first week!! I am in awe of those, like you, who plan each meal for the entire week!!! I don’t have the energy to do that! Doing the planning I do takes me long enough! LOL!

    Reply
    • Becky

       /  August 2, 2010

      Thanks Jess!

      Although my kids are happy to eat cereal every morning, I am not. And I find if I don’t think about planning lunch, I spend every afternoon with lunch blues, trying to figure something out. It helped with the grocery list planning as well. I didn’t buy any extra stuff because it was all planned.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)

      Reply
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