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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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One thought on “Menu Plan Monday April 27th

  1. Ya know, if there’s one thing I love more than anything in the entire food universe . . . it’s a good pork chop. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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