Alma 32:41

...Nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!



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A new goal to help meet our budget. We need to tighten things up so that we can afford a new vehicle. My husband's commuter car is about to become more expensive to maintain than it is worth. So he will most likely switch to my car and we will get a mini-van for me. If you know anyone interested in selling one... let us know. This week I want to make recipes that we already have ingredients for. I have one package of beef and several of chicken and one roast. So....

Monday - Tostadas and Tacos- using leftover taco meat and refried beans from tonight. :) So basically this meal is already done. :)

Tuesday- Slow cooker Roast- I actually don't think I have any onion soup so I will improvise with steak seasoning and onion powder instead. I did it once before and it turned out well. I'll serve this over rice with Corn on the cob on the side.

Wednesday- Cheesy Meat loaf- This is a recipe that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas. She gave me an awesome book. I am excited to try all of the recipes. We'll eat it with french fries and salad.

Thursday- Chicken Broccoli Curry Casserole- This too is a family favorite and also is included in the cookbook my sis-in-law gave me.

3-4 Chicken Breasts Preheat oven to 375

1 bag frozen Broccoli florets mix everything but the croutons and butter

2 cans cream of chicken soup in a 9x13 pan. Save some cheese to sprinkle on

1 cup mayonnaise top.

1 1/2 tsp curry powder crush the croutons in a bag with a rolling pin

2 T lemon juice mix with butter and sprinkle over top

Grated Cheddar cheese Cook for 45 min. or until Chicken is cooked

1 cup croutons Serve over Rice

2 T butter, melted

My sis-inlaws recipe calls for cooking and shredding the chicken first but my family always just cooks it in the casserole. If you use chicken tenderloins you don't even have to defrost it first. :)

Friday- Enchilada Casserole- I cook one can of enchilada sauce with two chicken breasts in the crockpot on low all day. I throw the chicken in frozen so it is super easy. I shred the chicken about half way through the cooking time so that it soaks up the sauce better. I layer the chicken, corn tortillas and cheese in a pan and cook it in the oven for about 20 minutes to melt the cheese. This is a family favorite and very easy.

Saturday- Leftovers - though this night may rotate to a different one earlier in the week if I get too tired.

Sunday- Creamy Dreamy chicken and Spirals casserole- another recipe from my new cookbook.

Woohoo- don't have to go grocery shopping this week. :) Gotta love that!

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Good luck with getting a new vehicle. We just had to do that too and it's hard. Our budget is much tighter all of the sudden.

Karla said...

Great plan! Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Can I come over for dinner on enchilada night? I love enchiladas but my kids and husband don't care for them as much so I don't cook them often. I try to rotate things around and cook everyone's favorites occasionally but right now we are trying new recipes so I can stay on weight watchers. My regular cooking is a gazillon points per meal.

http://thegrocerygame.com is a great way to save money on groceries. It might help you save for that car. I've blogged about it on my blog if you want more info.

Monica said...

YUMMY recipes!! And your digital scrapbooking pages are awesome!

Katz said...

I'm going to try your way of doing enchiladas. Have a great week!