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Menu Plan Monday May 4th

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Ever have one of those weeks where nothing went as planned?

Well that was what happened last week.  I didn’t cook one thing on my menu plan.  Which actually makes it pretty easy for this week, I simply carried everything over to this week!

 

 

Menu Plan 5/4-5/10

Mon: Sloppy Joes with Tater Tots

Tues: Basil Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Wed: Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Thr: Easy Oven Pork Chops with Parmesan Orzo

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Sesame Beef with Rice

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday April 27th

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There was a time when I thought I would share my recipes with you.  Like the ones I make up, or how I alter other recipes.  But then I realized I am not a good food blogger or recipe writer. I am horrible about measuring ingredients, and I never take pictures while I am making it.  I usually change things then forget to write down what I did.

Now I just share the recipes I find on-line with you, and most of the time I don’t make them exactly like the recipe states, but I don’t normally tell you about it.  But this time I am.

Last week I planned on making Taco Lasagna from The Girl Who Ate Everything.  I was intrigued because she used lasagna noodles instead of tortillas.  The one problem I had with the recipe was that she used Ricotta cheese.  Now, I love Ricotta cheese, I use it all the time in my Italian dishes, but I just couldn’t bring myself to use with taco ingredients.

MSS_MenuMonday Taco Lasagna

I wanted to use something cheesy, and for a minute thought about cream cheese.  Then I decided to mix some sour cream and jack cheese.  I had still planned on using lasagna noodles, but my husband requested no more noodles for a while.  So I just used tortillas.  I don’t like salsa, because of the chunks of tomatoes in it, so I substitute for this Fiesta Dressing from a local restaurant.

So I substituted 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of pepper jack cheese for the ricotta cheese.  I mixed the cheese with the sour cream and egg.  I had left over mixture, and so that was too much.  Maybe 1/2-3/4 cup of sour cream next time.

MSS_MenuMonday Taco Lasagna

 

Well, see the food never looks good when I take pictures of it. Thus my failed food blogging career.  But I will tell you it was very good. I am sure it is good with ricotta cheese, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that…

 

 

Menu Plan 4/27-5/03

Mon: Sloppy Joes with Tater Tots

Tues: Basil Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Wed: Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

Thr: Easy Oven Pork Chops with Parmesan Orzo

Fri: Dinner out for my Nieces’s birthday

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Sesame Beef with Rice

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday April 20th

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Happy Boston Marathon day!!!

I am guessing if you are running today, you will not be reading this, but I still wish you luck!

I am still trying to find a balance between easy and with out pasta….super, super hard.  Pasta is easy, and the kids will eat it.  At least there are only two days this week that involves pasta.

 

 

Menu Plan 4/20-4/26

Mon: French Dip Sandwiches

Tues: Parmesan Chicken Bake with Cacio e Pepe

Wed: Taco Lasagna

Thr: Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Fri: Left Overs ~ First T-Ball Game

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Cowboy Casserole and Chicken Cesar Salad for me

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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Menu Plan Monday April 13th

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This past week, and upcoming week, are super busy for us.  I am trying to find simple creative things to make for dinner.  I am kinda losing my creativity at the moment.

T-Ball has started so now I have to factor that into our evenings…But I am not going to lie, I love baseball season.  I didn’t get to the store yesterday to purchase food for the week, so we have to have pizza tonight.  I don’t think the kids will complain.

 

Menu Plan 4/13-4/19

Mon: pizza

Tues: Beef Stew

Wed: One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Thr: Italian Pot Roast with Parmesan Risotto

Fri: Hubby’s Birthday

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Birthday Party, quick meal when we get home

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

 

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