Sunday, February 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - February 15


This is going to be a weird week so I've tried to keep my menu plan simple. I am still making much of it from scratch, but hopefully it won't be too time consuming. One thing I do quite often is change recipes to fit my cooking style. I very rarely use mixes so, for example, in the Apple Pancake recipe I refer to, I will make my own pancake batter, add home canned apples (canned in cinnamon/sugar syrup), and use the cinnamon/sugar syrup from the home canned apples for the cider syrup. You should never be afraid to experiment and make changes in recipes. It will save you money (maybe time too).

If you would like to see other menu plans, please visit Organizing Junkie.

*Recipes Below

Split Pea Soup - minus the ham hocks
Sourdough Dinner Rolls


Italian Chicken Hot Dish *
Green Beans

Cheese Omelets


Pizza & Pop




Cheesy Chicken, Rice & Broccoli Casserole
Bread & Butter


On Your Own

*Italian Chicken Hot Dish

1 lb. chopped, cooked chicken
2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz. ea) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
3/4 cup uncooked pasta (your favorite - any is fine)
2 tsp. crushed basil
2 tsp. crushed oregano
1 tsp. crushed parsley
1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

In a Dutch oven, saute the onion and garlic until tender. Add the cooked chicken, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, pasta and seasonings. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring often, until pasta is cooked (al dente is best). Add spinach and heat through. 6 servings

1 comment:

Rona's Home Page said...

I enjoy making waffles and pancakes from scratch too. My husband is a diabetic and we have to watch the sugar.
I'm always on the lookout for yummy menu choices. We're still having to watch our pennies.