Monday, January 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday!

Ok, here is my menu for this week, including recipes!

Monday: Smother Chicken & Green Bean Skillet (Kraft Food & Family Magazine)
Homemade Bread

4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups frozen green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 Cup shredded cheese

Heat large skillet. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet.

Add beans, soup, 1/2 C water and thyme to skillet; cover. Cook 6 minutes, stirring often.

Return chicken to skillet; cook 1 minute or until hot. Top with cheese.

***With meals that call for whole pieces of chicken I usually just dice the chicken and cook it that way. It helps to make the chicken go a little farther with my large family. I also usually use canned green beans, just because I don't really like frozen green beans. I don't know why! I like any other veggie frozen!

Tuesday: Taco Supper Skillet (I'm not sure where I got this recipe)

1/2 lb hamburger
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
2 1/4 C water
1 1/2 C uncooked wagon wheel pasta
1 1/2 C frozen corn
1 can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 C sour cream
1 C cheese
1 Tbsp chives

1. Cook hamburger

2. Stir in seasoning mix, water, pasta, corn, beans and tomato into hamburger. Heat to boiling, stir. Reduce heat. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes.

3. Stir in sour cream. Remove from heat. Sprinkl with cheese ad chies. Cover and let stand 2-3 minutes for cheese to melt.

Wednesday: Mac & Cheese Lasagne

1 lbe hamburger
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1 pkg Mac & cheese family style dinner
1 C spaghetti sauce
1 C shredded cheese
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

Brown meat with garlic powder in large skillet. Meanwhile, prepare dinner as directed. Stir spaghetti sauce into meat mixture. Add dinner; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and Parmesan. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook until mixture is heated through and cheese is melted.

Thursday: Sweet n Sour Chicken

6 pieces of chicken
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1 each med. green and red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 C or 1 jar (9 oz) sweet and sour sauce
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Hot cooked rice

Preheat oven to 450

Arrange chicken, pineapple and peppers in baking dish. Combine sweet and sour sauce, mustard, soy sauce, flour and ginger, spoon over ingredients.

Cover with foil and back for 35 to 40 minutes, serve over hot rice.

Friday: I leave Friday open. Rob is in charge and he makes something simple like frozen pizza, hamburgers or fish sticks.

Saturday: Harvest Hamburger Casserole

1 lb hamburger, browned and drained
1 C minced onion
1 can (28 oz) tomatoes with liquid, cut up
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
2 C sliced potatoes
1/3 C flour
1 pkg frozen corn, thawed
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 1/2 C shredded cheese

In a mixing bowl, combine beef, onion, tomatoes with liquid, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Pat into a greased casserole dish. Layer with potatoes, flour, corn and green pepper. Bake, covered, at 375 for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and continue baking, uncovered for 30 minutes.

Sunday: Cacciatore Style Chicken in the crockpot
I'm not going to post this recipe because it's got alot of ingredients and it's long!

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Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Wow, awesome menu. It's great that you post all the recipes. I'd like to try the smothered chicken & green bean skillet, but my husband doesn't really green bean casserole), so I don't know if this would go over well either. Maybe I could add some other things to it, so that it would be acceptable.

Marti Hawker said...

Mmmmm thanks for the recepi's

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

So the smothered chicken wasn't good? hmmm...that's odd; I have made chicken before and used cream of mushroom soup as a gravy, and that was pretty good, and cheese makes anything better. Was the problem with the beans, the soup, or the whole thing? Because I've gotten some green beans before that had very little taste, and they would not be in something like this!

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