Monday, August 29, 2011

Meal Plan Monday {Aug 29}

Woohoo, we actually stuck to our meal plan all week last week.  Hopefully we can make that happen again this week.

Yesterday I hosted a get-together at our place of a group of my old co-workers from the job I was laid off from at the end of January.  It was so much fun to sit around and chat with the people I use to spend the majority of my day with everyday.  I really miss working with this group and I’m glad we’ve remained friends.  I can’t wait to see them all again soon! 

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Monday ~ Roasted Eggplant Marinara

Recipe found HERE but discovered HERE on Peanut Butter Fingers.  When I saw this post I finally knew what I was going to do with the eggplant sitting on my counter that I picked from our garden.  I’ll be omitting the ricotta cheese, as the husband is not a fan, and I’m excited to make this tonight!

Tuesday ~ Crockpot Salsa Chicken

I haven’t used the crockpot in forever and that is a shame!  Since I’ve been going to the track in the evenings on Tuesday with my SIL I thought a crockpot meal would be perfect so I don’t have to worry about cooking when I get home :)

Ingredients:  1-2 frozen boneless & skinless chicken breasts, 1 cup {or more} salsa, taco seasoning {1 packet or 1-2 tbsp homemade}, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp cornstarch

Directions:  Mix salsa and taco seasoning in crockpot, add chicken and cook on low until chicken is cooked through, remove chicken and shred it, and add sour cream and cornstarch to sauce and cook on high while stirring briskly for a few minutes, add back the chicken back in and let stand until sauce reaches desired thickness.  I’ll be serving it with tostada shells, topped with cheese :)

Wednesday ~ leftovers

The 2nd best thing about crockpot meals --- leftovers!!!

Thursday ~ Baked Pasta

I’m not really following any specific recipe, I’m just going to boil some noodles and then mix them up with some homemade marinara sauce and pot them into a casserole dish with some cheeses and bake it up.  I can’t wait :)

Friday ~ leftovers

Saturday ~ Homemade Pizza

I’ll be attempting to use the premade pizza crust dough from Trader Joe’s again.  Last time was a disaster so hopefully things go better this time.  I always have a hard time with pizza dough.  Wish me luck, and if you have any tips, please send them my way!

Sunday ~ Veggie Burgers {from the freezer}

I made these a couple of months ago and they’ve been calling my name from the freezer for a couple of weeks. 

 

Last week I also made this super yummy zucchini bread {as muffins} and these chocolate mint cookie brownie bites {without the frosting}.  Both were amazing and everyone enjoyed them yesterday at the get-together. 

 

What’s on your menu this week?

*Don’t forget to check out the links … you never know what you might discover!  There are some GREAT food blogs & recipe websites out there :)

1 comment:

cql said...

I use Fleischmann's pizza crust yeast, it's a packet, you add flour, sugar, oil and salt. No rising, super easy and good