Monday, April 21, 2008

Menu Plan for April 20-29

OOO, I'm getting ahead of myself here! I've planned all the way through next Tuesday.

SUNDAY: Barbecued chicken, Alfredo noodles, mixed vegetables
Plan-ahead hint: cut up extra barbecued chicken and freeze. It's great in quesadillas!

MONDAY: Taco skillet, macaroni & cheese, corn

TUESDAY: Ranch breaded chicken and curly fries for the kids. TheDad and I are going out to dinner.

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti

THURSDAY: Turkey crescent casserole, rice

FRIDAY: Salmon cakes

SATURDAY: Meatball sandwiches

SUNDAY: Hawaiian Chicken, rice, broccoli

MONDAY: Pork with Hoisin-Molasses Sauce, side dishes "to be determined"

TUESDAY: Chicken chili blanco

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread

1 tsp active dry yeast
2 Tbl honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 cups bread flour
1 Tbl vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 cup water

Place ingredients in bread machine pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Remove after manual cycle is finished, shape and bake in oven for 35 minutes at 375. Makes a 1 pound loaf.

Source: bread machine recipe Yahoo group

Monday, April 14, 2008

Menu Plan for April 13-19

SUNDAY: Turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce

MONDAY: Teriyaki pork

TUESDAY: Pot roast

WEDNESDAY: Turkey paprikas over spaetzel

THURSDAY: Spaghetti

FRIDAY: Homemade Boboli pizza & white pizza

SATURDAY: Turkey noodle soup and homemade bread

Monday, April 07, 2008

Hoisin-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

3 tbl sugar
1 tbl molasses
3 tbl hoisin sauce
1 tbl rice vinegar
1 tbl soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp mustard (original recipe called for Chinese mustard but I didn't have that so I used Koszkiusko)

Mix well and use on roasted or grilled meats.

Source: Cooking Light March 2008

Orzo with Garlic and Onions

This was inspired by a Rachael Ray recipe for Chicken and Orzo. It works great as a side dish.

Visit Cook and Count for this recipe, photo and nutrition information!

Menu Plan for March 30-April 12

SUNDAY: Volunteer appreciation dinner at church; kids made their own dinner at home

MONDAY: Braised & Barbecued Chicken (that one was a keeper!)

TUESDAY: Empanadas

WEDNESDAY: Spicy Orange Chicken

THURSDAY: spaghetti

FRIDAY: Eat out at the diner

SATURDAY: Beef paysanne

SUNDAY: Pork roast with hoisin-molasses barbecue sauce, orzo with onions and garlic, green beans

MONDAY: Lauri's Nacho Casserole

TUESDAY: Chicken paprika

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti

THURSDAY: Tandoori Chicken

FRIDAY: Shrimp marinara

SATURDAY: Just me, Middle Sister and Little Brother. We might eat out.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Honey Chicken

TheDad and I really like Spicy Orange Chicken, but the kids don't care for the "spicy." So I invented this recipe as a way to start with the same base chicken, and just use a different sauce for the kids. It's not so bad to use 2 skillets anyway, so the chicken isn't crowded (it steams that way, and doesn't taste as good.)

Boneless chicken breast chunks
1/4 cup flour
2 tbl vegetable or peanut oil
3 tbl honey
3 tbl soy sauce
Sesame seeds (optional)

Dredge the chicken in flour. Saute it in a skillet in the hot vegetable oil.
Mix soy sauce and honey together. Add to skillet and stir.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.


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