Monday, April 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 13

This week we'll be using up left-overs and things I'd tossed in the freezer the past couple of months, like deboned cooked chicken. Someone told me once to freeze up left-over veggies if I only have a couple of spoonfuls here and there. I thought she was crazy, but those vegetables make the best soup when tossed together. The reason? If the veggies were seasoned or buttered, they add a lot of flavor.

**Recipes (or how-tos) below**

Potato soup with ham
Green salads


Goulash **
Green beans


Sloppy Joes
Homemade bread
Seasoned potato wedges **


Pizza & pop


Chicken and rice (with broccoli & cheese) casserole


Baked manicotti
Garlic toast
Tossed salad


On your own



16 oz. macaroni
2 cans condensed tomato soup
1 lb. hamburger, browned
1 pint chopped tomatoes, drained
crushed basil
Cheddar cheese or Velveeta

Cook macaroni according to pkg. directions. Add tomato soup and hamburger and tomatoes. Add a couple shakes of black pepper and a pinch of crushed basil. Sprinkle on some cheddar cheese or lay a couple of slices of Velveeta on top and let melt.

Seasoned Potato Wedges

Wash and slice desired amount of potatoes into wedges. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Drizzle about a quarter cup of oil on top (amount of oil depends upon how many potatoes you use; you need just enough oil to coat but not saturate). Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste. Bake for about 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Potatoes should be fork tender. Cook longer if need be.


Rachel @ springpad said...

Those potato wedges sound delicious - and the rest of your menu looks great, too! You should check out springpad's weekly meal planner - it's a great way to organize all of your menus and recipes, I think you'd really like it!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

MommyAmy said...

Sounds like a great menu! I need to work on mine today and you gave me some ideas. I think I'll pull from my freezer this week too, been stashing a lot away lately!

Christy said...

I love potato soup! Looks good Rita.

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

I think I'm going to try the potato wedges. Thanks for sharing the recipe! There are so many things that I never think about cooking at home, but really they're so easy to make.

Melanie said...

I love the idea you share about saving up the veggies! Thanks for sharing. And, thanks for visiting me last week!

shopannies said...

love love love goulash
menu looks great and would love the recipe for ham and potato soup

Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like terrific advice - freezing veggies. I've been wanting to make soup but probably won't till tomorrow.
Busy week in our house.
You have some terrific meals planned for this week.
Happy MPM!