Sunday, May 03, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - May 4

This week is a bit of a challenge. I keep finding all of these great recipes I want to make but can't because I lack an ingredient or two. Not wishing to spend yet more money at the grocery store, I will have to modify my desires and be satisfied with this:
**Items marked with * have the recipes below**


Country Potatoes
Baked Beans
*Chocolate Bread*

Tuesday (Cinco De Mayo)

Beef, Bean & Cheese Enchiladas (I sub beans & beef for turkey in this recipe)
Chips & Salsa
Scalloped Corn
Canned Peaches


*Creamy Potato Soup*
*Homemade Bread*
Fresh Pineapple


Pizza & Pop


Chicken & Dumplings (actually subbing turkey, already cooked & shredded)
Green Beans
Cherry Crisp




On Your Own

**Chocolate Bread**
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 c. chopped pecans (opt.)

Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bread loaf pan that has been greased. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for about 30 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

**Creamy Potato Soup**

7 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 celery ribs, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 quart of water
4 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 quart milk

In a kettle, combine potatoes, celery, onion, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly. Place half of the potato mixture in a blender; cover and puree. Repeat with remaining potato mixture. Set aside. In the same kettle, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Boil and stir until smooth, about 2 minutes. Return puree to pan and heat through. This is a family favorite and something even the picky eaters devour.

**Homemade Bread**

1 cup very warm water
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbs. nonfat dry milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. active dry yeast

Pour water into mixing bowl and add yeast. Allow yeast to bubble - about 5 minutes. Add butter, salt, sugar, milk powder and 1 cup flour. Beat well. Add remaining flour and mix with a dough hook or by hand. Knead for about 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease the other side. Cover with a towel and place in a warm spot for about 1 hour, or until doubled. Punch dough down and place on lightly floured surface. Roll dough with a rolling pin in a rectangle. Roll into a loaf pan size and place in greased loaf pan. Cover with a towel and place in warm spot for 1 hour, or until doubled. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on cooling rack. Then tap loaf out of pan and cool.

More menus and recipes are found at Organizing Junkie.


Gudrun from Kitchen Gadget Girl said...

funny! We usually do our pizza and movie night on Fridays! Nice to see someone else plans a pizza menu each week :-)

purplemoose said...

Did that say chocolate bread!!! Wow!! I made the chocolate peanut butter cake last week and it was a hit, I'll have to try the chocolate bread soon.