Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday Menu Plan

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Okay, I'm getting back in the groove once again. It's been about 4 months since I've had my act together.  New week, new menu plan.  Let's get the show on the road.

Sunday: Crockpot Tex Mex BBQ Chicken Over Rotini (Recipe Below)

Monday:  Boilermaker Tailgate Party Chili and Cornbread

Tuesday: Baked Cod and Mexican Fire Rice

Wednesday: Loaded Chicken Breasts and Fried Dill Potatoes (Recipe Below)

Thursday: 4 Ingredient Meatloaf (Recipe Below), Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Friday: Lemon Pepper Pork Chops, Stuffing, Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Saturday: Homestyle Pot Roast (Recipe Below)

Tex Mex BBQ Chicken Over Rotini
Serves 6 

16 oz. skinned and boned uncooked chicken breast, cut into bite sizes
1 (10 3/4 oz) can Tomato Soup
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
2 teaspoons chili seasonings
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3 cups cooked rotini pasta, rinsed and drained
Sour cream
Optional add-on to make it yummier:
Shredded cheddar cheese

Spray a slow cooker container with butter flavored cooking spray.  In prepared container, combine chicken pieces and tomato soup.  Stir in onion and green pepper.  Add corn, chili seasoning, and parsley flakes.  Mix well to combine.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Mix well before serving.  When serving, place 1/2 cup rotini pasta on a plate, spoon about 2/3 cup chicken mixture over pasta, and top with 1 tablespoon sour cream.


Fried Dill Potatoes
Serves 4

4 medium-large sized Russett potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried dill

Peel and slice potatoes.  Add oil to skillet.  Put on medium heat and heat oil.  Add potatoes and mix to lightly coat potatoes with oil, sprinkle dill onto potatoes. Fry potatoes for about 10 minutes.

4 Ingredient Meatloaf
Serves 6

2 pounds hamburger
1/2 cup Open Pit BBQ Sauce (or ketchup if in a pinch)
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs (you can also substitute with Quaker Oats)
1 Egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9 x 9 pan.  Mix all ingredients in bowl. Transfer to greased pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes. 


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