Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Meal Planning

I have zero desire to meal plan today. But, I'm gonna do it anyways. I asked the husband what he felt like this week.  His answer, spaghetti, maybe a pizza, tacos.  OK.  The spaghetti I can do.  The pizza I can do.  The tacos..lets switch that over to enchiladas.  Add in a big dinner salad for another night and throw in another pasta too. I'm a carb head these days, I can't help it.

Monday: Leftover Italian Drip Beef Sandwiches. DROOL.

Tuesday: Salad with Grilled Chicken and Honey Poppyseed Vinaigrette 

Wednesday: Pizza Pasta

1 Pound penne pasta
1/4 Cup butter
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Package hot, casings removed Italian sausage (can use hot Turkey sausage)
6 Cloves garlic
2 chopped onions
28 Ounce crushed tomatoes
1 Cup light cream
2 1/2 Tablespoons dried oregano
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 bay leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Package fresh mozzarella

Saute sausage, onions and garlic in butter and oil for ten minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except cream and mozzarella) and simmer low for 20 minutes.  Add in cream, cook for 5 minutes more. Toss with cooked pasta. Add fresh mozzarella to individual servings.

Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas

Friday: Pizza. TBD (stay tuned)

Saturday: Mom's Meatballs and Sauce

2 Cans (28 oz. each) crushed tomatoes
2 Cans (6 oz. each) tomato paste
4 Cloves chopped garlic
1 bay leaves
1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup olive oil
1/2 Cup red wine
dried basil
dried oregano
2 Pound ground beef
2 egg
1 Cup bread crumbs

Put 1st 7 ingredients in Crock pot. Sprinkle top with dried oregano & basil until you cover the surface...stir all ingredients together.

In a bowl mix the ground chuck, eggs, & breadcrumbs. Knead with hands & form into meatballs. Drop in sauce raw & cook on a low setting 8 hours.

Sunday: Meatball Sliders

What are you having this week?


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  2. I have four kids. And my husband is gone this week. I'm just going to eat cake. And bananas. So it's balanced.

  3. BWAHAHAHA!! @Joni, I eat American cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner when my husband is away. That or nachos. There's always cheese involved.

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