Menu Plan Monday week of June 29-July 5
First I'd like to thank Laura at http://orgjunkie.com/ for hosting this every week. Check out her website and many wonderful menu plans with recipes!
M - No -oil muffins with oats and chips(will freeze some for later)
W - Cereal
F - Cereal
S - Muffins(from freezer)
S - Omelet bake
Lunches - Leftovers/sandwiches/salads
M - Mini Pepperoni Pizzas (recipe below)
T - Turkey taco wraps (recipe below)
W - Chicken Kiev with steamed veggies
F - Taco salad/tostadas
S - BBQ of course
S - Smothered chicken with asparagus
Fun foods for the 4th
I am hoping to make Patriotic Pops. They are fun for the kids and taste great!
I am also hoping to make a Summer Berry Pie. I will be making it the "healthy" way to lessen to amount of calories and fat.
I have made both of these before and they were a hit!
Mini pepperoni pizzas (from Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temp
salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup marinara sauce
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
6 ounces pepperoni
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
In a bowl, blend cream cheese and eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until combined. Pour into baking dish and bake for 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cream cheese crust cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together marinara sauce, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Set aside.
Raise oven to 400 degrees. Using a 4 inch round cookie cutter, cut 6 rounds out of the crust. Discard the extra crust, leaving the 6 pieces in place in the baking dish. Top each crust with marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Turkey Taco Wraps (from Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup dices red onion
1 pound ground turkey
2 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup sliced scallions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 head of lettuce
1 cup shredded cheese
sour cream and salsa, for garnish
Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes, until onions become translucent. Add turkey and saute until brown, about 5 minutes. Add taco seasoning and salt. Cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in tomato, scallions, cilantro, and jalapeno.
Lay 2 lettuce leaves on a clean work surface. Spoon 1/4 cup cheese, 2/3 cup ground turkey mixture, salsa, and sour cream onto the lettuce. Roll up lettuce leaves in cone shapes.