Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, Same Me

Obviously I have been challenged when it comes to being consistent  with the blog.  Be that as it may,  I am going to try to post menu plans in a weekly format.  I will link to recipes when I can.  By that, I mean when I learn how....
Week 1
I usually make a big meal that can be portioned and some frozen for another week.  It usually consists of a more involved recipe or something I have been meaning to try.  The latter often leads to pizza.  anyhow..
Stuffed Shells   that seems to work!
Healthy and makes about 40-45 shells.  I freeze most of them on a cookie sheet and then bag up when frozen.  You then can take out as many as you need later on.  I top the shells with Zesty Pasta Sauce, which is the sauce from this recipe  But you can use whatever you like.
 Stuffed shells served with garlic bread-sticks and spinach salad.

Vegetable Fried Rice
I just use leftover rice and whatever veggies I have,  if you need more direction this might help:
the potstickers I bought frozen but I did buy wrappers and I'm going to try and make some this weekend.  Wish me luck.

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
Mashed garlic potatoes
Mixed Vegetable (frozen)
This chicken recipe which I adapted from Stephanie O'Dea's  is awesome and lower in salt.  Leftovers will appear in Friday's meal.

Herb Rubbed Pork Loin
Squash Ravioli
Spinach salad
garlic toast
I used 2 fat boneless pork chops and 1/2 of the herb rub in this recipe:
I then sear both sides of the pork chop and put into a 375 oven for about 30 minutes.\
Squash ravioli is in the freezer at the store.

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia (Cheesy Fish)
Lemon Orzo
You can use any mild white fish in this, I will use Orange Roughy since it's in the freezer.  My 5 year old likes it. 

Chicken Enchiladas
leftover rice if there is some from Monday.
The recipe makes 12 or so.  I usually make the whole sauce part of the recipe and put half in the freezer.  So this weeks enchiladas will be made using leftover rotisserie chicken and sauce from the freezer.   Easy but messy.  Very tasty and a lot less salt than prepared enchilada sauce.

Leftovers or tacos if no one wants what there is.  Low salt version.

 Okay, that's it.  Let me know if it works for you too!
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