Sunday, August 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday August 31!

Menu Plan week of August 31.
I can't believe August is over! I recently had a Pampered Chef party and I am trying a few new recipes so I can use my new stuff! For fabulous recipe ideas head over to ! I hope to post the recipes later this week.

M - Chicken Fajitas
T - Mexican Chicken and Rice
W - Boca Burgers
TH - Greek Chicken with Orzo
F, S, and S - Out of town

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A few great recipes

This last week I made a few new recipes that my family and I really liked.

The first is Beef Baked Ziti. It is super easy and good for you.
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 t olive oil
1 T minced garlic
28 oz stewed tomatoes
1/2 t pepper
1 t oregano
1 t rosemary
1 t thyme
1/2 t salt
12 oz ziti, cooked and drained
1 c shredded part skim mozzarella

Brown ground beef in olive oil and garlic. Drain.
Add all other ingredients except pasta and cheese.
Cook for 5 minutes.
Combine pasta and meat mixture and then pour into sprayed 9 x 13 pan.
Top with cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 350.
Makes 8 servings.

The second one I'd like to share is Hash Brown Casserole. YUM without all the fat of the original version.
2 lb bag frozen hash browns, southern style
10 oz can cheddar cheese soup
16 oz fat free sour cream
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
7 oz Kraft 2% shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients except for the shredded cheese.
Pour into sprayed 9 x 13 pan.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake 1 hour at 375.
Makes 8 servings.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday August 17

Last week I didn't menu plan and we paid the price...ate out too much! I am so happy to have a plan for this week! Head over to for tons of great recipes and ideas!

M - Beef Baked Ziti
T - Hash brown casserole
W - Cobb salad
TH - Turkey chili
F - Taco salad
S - Dinner with friends
S - Turkey and all the fixings!

I'll try to post recipes as we have them.

If you have any easy and healthy recipes for breakfast..send them my way!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday August 3

School starts next week so I am now officially back to work. The summer was great but went by entirely too fast. I am so glad I plan menus to help with the "what is for dinner." It will especially be helpful as I head back to work. Hope you enjoy it!
Check out each week for great recipes. The Happy Housewife is hosting MPM this week. Love her website..check it out!

M - Scrambled eggs, toast
T - Whole wheat waffles
W - cereal
Th - Egg McMuffins(homemade)
F - No-oil muffins with blueberries
S - cereal
S - Omelets

M - Cheese stuffed shells
T - Taco Soup (recipe below)
W - Loaded baked potatoes
Th - Out (Meet the teacher for me)
F - Italian herb chicken
S - Chicken spiral salad
S - Italian burgers (recipe below)

Taco Soup
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2 c. onion, diced
1 pkg reducedd sopdium taco seasoning
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
2 cans black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 14 ozz can rotel

Brown ground beef and onions in a large pot.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Garnish with reduced fat cheese and light sour cream.

Italian Burgers
1/2 c onion, diced
1/3 c fat free italian dressing
1 1/2 lb extra lean ground eef
6 whole wheat buns

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Divide into 6 burgers and cook.