My 6 week DINNER Meal Menu plan and corresponding recipes (that's 42 of them!)

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by We4, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. We4

    We4 Amity's Focus Member

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
    NOTE:
    All of these are easy to change...use ground turkey instead of ground beef, change a side-dish, replace one ingredient with another.....(salsa in place of pasta sauce, one veggie for another, etc).
    It took me @ 8 hours to do yesterday. And with the exception of I think 3 recipes, I've tried every one of them! AND I realize that we'll be eating leftovers @ 2 nights of the week, but at my house, leftovers are dh's lunches for work.
    Enjoy!

    **************************************************

    6 Week Menu

    #1 Meatloaf muffins
    mashed potatoes
    gravy
    green beans
    bread

    #2 Hot dogs w/buns
    mac & cheese
    corn on cob
    baked beans

    #3 Georgian Chicken Salad
    bread

    #4 Grilled cheese
    Chicken soup

    #5 Baked Chicken
    rice-a-roni
    corn
    bread

    #6 Crockpot Chicken dinner
    bread

    #7 Spaghetti and meatballs
    salad
    bread

    #8 Chicken stir fry w/rice

    #9 Meatball subs
    corn on cob

    #10 Shake and bake chicken
    corn
    rice-a-roni

    #11 Pizza soup
    Grilled Cheese

    #12 Bretzel shack potatoes

    #13 Shepards pie
    gravy
    bread

    #14 Chili
    cornbread

    #15 Tuna Noodle Casserole

    #16 Fettucini alfredo w/ chicken
    bread

    #17 Chicken Picatta
    herbed potatoes
    brocolli

    #18 Homemade pizza

    #19 Hot dogs in a blanket
    French Fries
    Corn

    #20 Tuna sandwiches
    salad

    #21 BBQ Chicken in crockpot
    Corn on cob
    Cornbread

    #22 Ravioli’s
    bread
    salad

    #23 Taco’s
    corn
    #24 Sloppy Joes
    corn

    #25 Corn Chowder
    bread

    #26 Hot dogs and peppers
    rolls
    Corn on cob

    #27 Pulled beef sandwiches
    green beans

    #28 BBQ Chicken Pizza

    #29 Taco Casserole

    #30 Nacho’s

    #31 Easy Lasagna
    bread
    salad

    #32 Mommy Help
    bread

    #33 Chicken N Dumplins

    #34 Chicken BEST!
    bread

    #35 Beef-Noodle Casserole
    bread

    #36 BBQ cups
    corn on the cob
    green beans

    #37 Beef Stew
    bread


    #38 Lasagna Roll-ups
    salad
    bread

    #39 Kebobs
    salad
    corn on the cob

    #40 Italian sausage dinner
    salad
    bread

    #41 Stuffed Green Peppers
    bread

    #42 Spaghetti with chicken sauce
    salad
    bread


    ***********************************************
    6 Week Menu
    The Recipes

    Note: MANY of these recipes can be adapted for non-meat eaters! Just tweak each recipe to suit your family and their tastes!

    #1 Meatloaf Muffins:
    1 lb ground beef
    ½ cup breadcrumbs
    1 egg
    1 packet of onion soup mix
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with veggie oil spray. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients well. Press mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Let stand 2 minutes before removing from pan.
    Perfect portions and faster cooking! Great for freezing!

    #3 Georgian Chicken Salad
    4 big heads of fresh broccoli or 1-2 bags of frozen broccoli florets (JUST THE FLORETS!)
    1 cup chopped and diced celery
    2-3 cups cooked, chicken (cubed or shredded) (I usually boil a 1-2 lb fryer chicken and use the meat from it)
    12 ounces cooked fettucini noodles
    1 small can sliced black olives
    DRESSING:
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup veggie or olive oil
    1 HEAPING tsp of dried basil
    1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
    Chop only the flowers from the broccoli head, the TINIEST Of flowers. In a large bowl, add broccoli, celery, chicken and black olives and cooked fettuccini noodles. In a separate bowl mix the ingredients for the dressing. Mix all ingredients into the first bowl and toss well. Good even the day after! Eat cold OR hot!


    #4 Chicken Soup
    1 whole fryer chicken (1.5-3 lbs)
    8-12 ounces of pasta or rice, cooked separately, warm.
    10 Chicken boullion cubes
    pepper, sage, thyme to taste
    2 cups total of veggies (corn, carrots, peas, greenbeans, celery, etc)
    In a large pot boil the fryer chicken (usually 45-60 minutes). When cooked thoroughly, remove chicken carefully and let cool. Pick off all meat and set aside. SAVE THE BROTH from boiling the chicken! Skim off the scum and fat. In a separate pot, cook your pasta or rice. (if you cook it IN the soup it will make it a stew...the starch will thicken it a LOT!). Now, on medium heat, return the broth to a heated simmer. Add the spices, chicken, veggies, boullion cubes and pasta/rice. Continue to simmer for 30 minutes or until boullion cubes have dissolved and the spices have blended well. Enjoy!


    #5 Baked Chicken
    4 bone-in split chicken breasts (or other chicken parts) @ 1.5 lbs
    1 tsp EACH garlic salt, onion salt and italian seasoning
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray with veggie oil a 13 X 9 pan. Under cold water wash chicken off and pat dry. Place skin side up in pan. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced.


    #6 Crockpot Chicken Dinner
    3 medium potatoes cleaned and cut into cubes
    3 large carrots cleaned and cut into coins
    3 or 4 bone in split chicken breasts (or @ 1.5 lbs other parts!)
    Chicken boullion cubes and water OR chicken broth
    In crock pot on LOW, layer veggies first, then chicken. Add broth to BARELY covering the top of the chicken (remember that the chicken will give off it’s own juices and you don’t want it to overflow!). Cover and simmer on low for 8 or more hours.


    #7 Meatballs
    1 lb ground beef
    ½ cup breadcrumbs
    1 egg
    1 packet of onion soup mix
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet/cookie sheet with veggie oil spray. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients well. Roll into walnut sized balls. Place 2” apart on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Let stand 2 minutes before removing from pan. Great for freezing!


    #8 Chicken Stir-Fry with rice
    2 cups precooked rice, warm
    1 lb boneless chicken, cut into 1” cubes
    (can use leftover cooked chicken, too!)
    ¼ cup peas
    ¼ cup broccoli florets
    ¼ cup grated carrot
    1 tbsp finely diced onion
    ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
    1 tbsp veggie/olive oil
    In a large saute/frying pan on medium heat, warm up the oil. Cook chicken until JUST done. Add veggies and cook to desired consistency. Serve this over the rice and pour the teriyaki over the top. Enjoy!


    #10 Shake and bake Chicken
    1-2 lbs chicken parts (drums, thighs, breasts, etc)
    Make your own shakenbake mix:
    1 cup bread or cracker crumbs (finely crushed!)
    1 tbsp paprika
    4 tbsp season salt
    4 tbsp flour
    salt and pepper
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 13 X 9 pan with veggie oil spray. Mix together dry ingredients. Wash off chicken parts and shake off excess water. In a large plastic bag, pour the dry ingredients in. Add a few pieces of chicken at a time, shake to coat.
    When finished, throw away the remaining mixture. (DO NOT REUSE!) Bake chicken 30-45 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced.


    #11 Pizza Soup
    1lb ground beef
    2 cans tomato soup (the condensed or undiluted kind)
    1 jar spaghetti sauce (28 ounces)
    1 tbsp italian seasoning
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    6.5 cups water
    Brown ground beef, drain. Add 2 cans tomato soup, spaghetti sauce, 1 tbsp italian seasoning and 6.5 cups water. Stir well. Bring to boil stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer *uncovered*.
    RIGHT before serving add all 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
    Add cooked macaroni for a heartier stew!


    #12 Bretzel Shack Potatoes
    4 large baking potatoes
    ½ lb ground beef and 2 tbsp finely diced onion, cooked and drained
    1 cup shredded cheese
    ¾ cup sour cream
    4 tbsp butter
    salt & pepper
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and pierce each 2-3 times. Bake for an hour or until done. Cut open and using a fork and knife, cut up the insides of the potato. Top with butter, salt and pepper, then shredded cheeses and sour cream. Enjoy!


    #13 Shepard’s Pie
    1 lb ground beef
    2 cups whole kernel corn
    3 cups mashed potatoes
    1 can of brown gravy (or 3 packets)
    butter
    salt and pepper
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13 X 9 pan or casserole dish with veggie oil spray. In a frying pan, brown ground beef and drain. Make mashed potatoes. Layer the ingredients as follows: ground beef, gravy, corn and mashed potatoes. Place a few pats of butter on top to help potatoes brown. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.


    #13 Easy Chili
    1 can/bottle of pasta sauce
    2 cans red kidney beans (optional)
    1-1.5 lbs of ground beef/chicken or turkey
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 packets chili seasoning (or 2 tsp cumin and 3 tsp chili powder)
    In a large soup pot, brown meat and onions. Drain fat well. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 or more hours.


    #15 Tuna Noodle Casserole
    2 cans tuna
    mayo
    1 pkg egg noodles (or whatever you'd like to use)
    1 8-16 ounce brick of cheese, shredded or grated
    1 1/2 cups of veggies (we use peas and corn)
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray casserole dish or 13 X 9 pan with cooking oil spray.
    Boil and drain noodles.
    Drain water from tuna and add mayo just like you'd normally make tuna for sandwiches.
    In the casserole dish, mix the noodles, tuna mixture, the veggies and some grated cheese. Then layer tuna noodle mixture, cheese, tuna noodle mixture, cheese, tuna noodle mixture and a layer of cheese on top. Bake @ 15 minutes or until warm and cheese is bubbly. You can then turn on the broiler and *toast* the top of the casserole a bit.


    #16 Fettuccini alfredo with chicken
    12 ounces fettuccini noodles, cooked.
    4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes and cooked until no longer pink inside
    Alfredo sauce:
    1 pint heavy cream
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    1 cup grated parmesan cheese
    Pepper to taste
    Heat heavy cream over low-medium heat in a deep saute pan. Add butter and whisk gently to melt. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to incorporate. Season with black pepper. Add cooked pasta to the saute pan, gently toss the noodles to coat in the alfredo. Transfer pasta to a warm serving bowl. Top with more grated cheese and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.


    #17 Chicken Piccatta
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat (aka cutlets)
    2 tbsp flour
    2 tbsp veggie/olive oil
    ¾ cup chicken broth, separated into ¼ and ½ cups
    1 tsp minced garlic
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    2 tbsp butter
    1 lemon, sliced
    Season cutlets with salt and pepper, then dust with flour. Spray saute/frying pan with veggie oil spray. Add oil to pan and over medium-high heat saute cutlets for 2-3 minutes on the first side, flip over and saute for another 1-2 minutes on the 2nd side with the pan *covered. Transfer cutlets to a warm plate and pour off fat from pan. Add ¼ cup chicken broth and the garlic to the pan and cook until garlic is slightly brown and liquid is nearly gone, @ 2 minutes. Add rest of broth and lemon juice. Return cutlets to the pan and cook on each side 1 minute. Transfer cutlets back to warm plate. Add butter and lemon slices to the pan. Once butter melts pour sauce over the cutlets.


    #17 Herbed Potatoes
    STEAM 4 large potatoes (red or white), halved, skin on, until done, @ 15 minutes.
    Toss potatoes in 2 tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp chopped parsley and 1 tsp chopped chives. Salt to taste.


    #18 Homemade pizza
    Pizza dough: (for use with bread machine...adapt for those without)
    This recipe makes 1 large or 2 12" pizza's.
    Using your bread machine, pour the ingredients in the
    order listed into it.
    1 cup of warm milk (any kind, or water will do)
    2 tbsp honey (I add more to make it sweeter)
    2 tbsp veggie oil (I use olive oil)
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/2 tsp garlic salt (table salt will do, as well!)
    1 tbsp each of Parsley, Basil and Oregano
    2 1/2 cups of bread machine flour (bread flour)
    1 1/2 tsp yeast
    Optional: 1 tbsp gluten
    When all ingredients have been added, put your bread
    machine on *manual* or *dough* cycle. Keep an eye on
    it for a few minutes....if too dry add drops of
    water/if too wet add a few pinches of bread flour.
    When bread machine cycle is over, divide dough into to
    parts (for 2 12" pizza shells). Roll out dough and
    put on lightly floured pans/stones. Let rise again.
    Preheat oven to 500 degrees farenheit.
    Lightly brush dough edges with oil. Add sauce and
    toppings of your choice. Bake for 7-12 minutes or
    until it reaches desired doneness.


    #19 Hot dogs in a blanket
    1 pkg hotdogs
    2 rolls of refridgerated biscuits
    Follow directions on cans of biscuits to preheat oven. Cut hotdogs in quarters lengthwise and then in half the other way. Roll hotdog pieces one per biscuit. Place 2” apart on cookie/baking sheet. Bake as directed!


    #19 French Fries
    3 lg potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 3/8th” strips.
    1 ½ tbsp veggie/olive oil
    Season Salt
    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray large cookie/baking sheet with veggie oil spray. Place potatoes into a large plastic zipper bag with oil. Shake until well coated. Arrange in a single layer on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully flip fries over and sprinkle lightly with season salt. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until tender. If desired, broil for 1-2 minutes for additional browning.


    #21 BBQ in a crockpot
    2-3 lbs chicken pieces
    1 16 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
    Place chicken at bottom of crockpot and pour bbq sauce on top. Stir will. Cover and cook 6-8 hours or longer on low. Meat should be tender and fall off bone. For hot chicken, add hot sauce!
    OPTIONAL: Use beef/pork ribs in place of the chicken!


    #24 Sloppy Joes
    1 lb ground beef
    1 28 oz can of spaghetti sauce
    1 packet sloppy joe seasoning
    Hamburger rolls
    Optional: cheese
    Brown beef and drain off fat. Add spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe mix and cook for a few minutes. Top hamburger buns with sloppy joes mix, top with cheese and enjoy!


    #25 Corn Chowder
    2 tbsp butter
    1 finely diced small onion
    2 cans creamed corn
    1 can whole kernel corn
    2 cans milk
    4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed, cooked separately
    salt and pepper to taste
    In a large pot over medium heat , melt butter and add onions. Cook until onions have softened. Next add 2 cans of whole kernel corn. Fill both cans up with milk and add the milk, too. Then add the potatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to low-medium and stir until warmed and reaches desired consistency.


    #26 Hot dogs and Peppers
    1 pkg hot dogs, cut in half lengthwise.
    1 green pepper, top cut off, cored and cut into slices lengthwise.
    In a large frying pan sprayed with cooking oil spray, and on medium heat, slowly cook hot dogs until browned and peppers until tender. You can serve as is or in a bun.
    Optional: You can use keilbasa or knockwurst in place of the hotdogs!


    #27 Pulled Beef sandwiches
    Hamburger buns
    2-3 pound beef roast
    1 16 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
    Cook on low in crockpot 6-8 hours. Shred meat and serve on hamburger rolls.


    #28 BBQ Chicken Pizza
    Pizza dough: (for use with bread machine...adapt for those without)
    This recipe makes 1 large or 2 12" pizza's.
    Using your bread machine, pour the ingredients in the
    order listed into it.
    1 cup of warm milk (any kind, or water will do)
    2 tbsp honey (I add more to make it sweeter)
    2 tbsp veggie oil (I use olive oil)
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/2 tsp garlic salt (table salt will do, as well!)
    1 tbsp each of Parsley, Basil and Oregano
    2 1/2 cups of bread machine flour (bread flour)
    1 1/2 tsp yeast
    Optional: 1 tbsp gluten
    When all ingredients have been added, put your bread
    machine on *manual* or *dough* cycle. Keep an eye on
    it for a few minutes....if too dry add drops of
    water/if too wet add a few pinches of bread flour.
    When bread machine cycle is over, divide dough into to
    parts (for 2 12" pizza shells). Roll out dough and
    put on lightly floured pans/stones. Let rise again.
    Preheat oven to 500 degrees farenheit.
    Lightly brush dough edges with oil.
    *Use BBQ sauce in place of pizza sauce and use cheese and cooked (even leftover!) chicken for toppings! Bake for 7-12 minutes or
    until it reaches desired doneness.


    #29 Taco Casserole
    1 lb ground beef
    1 pkg taco seasoning
    1 cup shredded cheese
    1 box corn bread mix
    (easily doubled!)
    Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, etc
    Preheat oven to temp on cornbread batter pkg. Make cornbread batter according to pkg. Brown ground beef and drain off fat, add the taco mix according to directions. When done, in a 9 X 9 pan, spread taco beef at bottom, top with cheese, then add cornbread mix to top. Bake according to directions for cornbread. Top with toppings when done!


    #30 Nacho’s
    1 small bag nacho/tortilla chips
    (or make your own by frying up pieces of tortillas!)
    1 lb ground beef
    1 pkg taco seasoning
    1 cup shredded cheese
    Toppings: guacamole, sour cream, onions, black olives, etc
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a cookie/baking sheet with veggie oil spray. Brown beef and drain off fat, prepare with taco seasoning packet as directions state. Put a layer of nacho chips on the cookie/baking sheet. Top with taco meat and cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and add toppings. ENJOY!


    #31 Easy Lasagna
    12 oz bag of egg noodles
    1 lb ground beef
    1 28 oz jar/can of pasta sauce
    24 ounces cottage cheese
    16 ounces sour cream
    (or, in place of cottage cheese and sour cream, use 32 oz ricotta cheese!)
    4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef and drain. Cook egg noodles until just done, drain. Mix noodles, cottage cheese, sour cream and ground beef. In a 9 X 13 pan, spread a layer of pasta sauce on bottom of pan. Spread a layer of the noodle/cheese/beef mixture. Alternate ingredients inlayers until all are used, ending with a sauce layer. Top with shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.


    #32 Mommy Help
    4 pkgs beef ramen noodles
    1 can corn (or 1 cup leftover veggies)
    4 cups water
    1 lb ground beef
    ½ cup chopped onion
    In a saucepan, brown the ground beef and onion until done and drain off fat. Add sauce packets from ramen noodles (only 2 of them, NOT all 4!) and the water. Break up the noodles and add to the pan with the veggies. Cook 5 minutes until noodles are done and most of water is absorbed.
    Optional: You can use chicken and chicken ramen noodles instead!


    #33 Chicken N Dumplins
    2 lb fryer chicken or 2 lbs chicken parts
    1 tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
    1 can biscuits (8-10)
    3 tbsp flour
    1 cup COLD water
    In a large pot boil the fryer chicken (usually 40 minutes). When cooked thoroughly, remove chicken carefully and let cool. Pick off all meat and set aside. SAVE THE BROTH from boiling the chicken! Skim off the scum and fat from broth. Salt and pepper broth to taste. Add chicken back INTO the broth. In a separate cup, mix flour and COLD water until smooth. While broth is boiling, SLOWLY add flour/water mixture and STIR CONSTANTLY while it thickens. Return to simmer. Cut biscuits into quarters. Drop into stew. Cook uncovered over low heat for 10 minutes. (remember to STIR once in a while so you don’t burn the stew to the bottom of the pot!) Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Test dumplins with a toothpick, when it comes out clean they’re DONE!
    Optional: Add veggies to make it a chicken and veggie stew!


    #34 Chicken BEST!
    2 ½ lbs chicken parts
    1 envelope onion soup mix
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp thyme
    1 tbsp garlic minced
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 small onion, quartered
    2 tbsp chopped parsley
    Place the chicken and onion into your crockpot. Mix together all remaining ingredients and pour into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.


    #35 Beef Noodle Casserole
    1 lb ground beef
    1 small onion finely chopped
    1 pkg egg noodles
    1 can condensed tomato soup
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    1 cup breadcrumbs
    1 ¼ cups water
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly spray a 13 X 9 pan with veggie oil spray. Brown beef and onions in skillet, drain off fat. Cook noodles until done. Combine soup, water and pepper. Stir into cooked meat. Add cooked noodles to meat mixture. Stir carefully to avoid tearing noodles. Spoon mixture into the pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top and bake uncovered for @ 30 minutes.


    #36 BBQ cups
    ¾ lb ground beef
    ½ cup bbq sauce
    2 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tbsp finely minced onion
    1 can biscuits
    ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown beef in skillet and drain off fat. Add bbq sauce, brown sugar and onion. Place individual biscuits into muffin pan, ungreased, and press them out all around each muffin pocket (creating a cup to hold the filling). Put mixture into biscuits and top with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes.


    #37 Beef Stew
    2 lbs beef stew beef (cut off excess fat!), cut into 1” cubes
    ¼ cup flour
    ½ EACH salt and pepper
    1 ½ cups beef broth or hot water
    4 carrots cleaned and sliced into coins
    3 potatoes, cleaned and cut into chunks
    1 stalk celery sliced
    1 small onion, quartered
    Put meat into crock pot. Mix flour, salt and pepper. Pour over meat and stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours. Stir thoroughly before serving.


    #38 Lasagna Roll-ups
    1 pkg of lasagna noodles
    16 oz container of ricotta cheese
    1 can/jar pasta sauce
    4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
    (You can add fresh steamed spinach to the sauce)
    Gently boil noodles, cool slightly, spread filling on each noodle then spread a little sauce, roll & put in lightly greased 13 X 9 pan. Repeat repeat repeat. Pour remaining sauce over the roll-ups, sprinkle the cheese over them. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted to desired consistency.


    #39 Kebobs: (NEEDS to marinate overnight!)
    1-2 pounds of beef stew beef, fat cut off (or chicken)
    1.5 cups soy sauce
    2 tpsb minced garlic
    1 cup pineapple juice
    1 tsp each garlic and onion salts
    Fresh veggies (cherry tomatoes, chunks of onion and green pepper, chunk pineapple, mushrooms, etc)
    SKEWERS (metal or wooden, but NOT rounded or nothing stays on them).
    In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, minced garlic, pineapple juice and salts. Mix well. Then add the beef pieces and let marinate several hours or overnight for best results.
    When ready to cook (grill or broil), put meat and veggies alternately on skewers. Grill or broil to perfection! SO good! DO NOT reuse the marinade!


    #40 Italian Sausage Dinner
    1 lb italian sausages (could be pork or turkey)
    2 large green peppers, top removed, cored, cut into bite sized chunks.
    1 large yellow onion, cut into bite sized chunks
    1/2 cup water
    1 jar (20-28 oz) of chunky salsa
    1 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
    1 tsp salt
    Cut up italian sausages into bite sized pieces. Add sausages and water into a large frying pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Cook until no longer pink inside. When done cooking, drain off water and fat. Add onion and green pepper into frying pan with salsa, italian seasoning and salt. Stir well. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender. Serve with a fresh salad and rolls.
    Option: You can make this with HOT sausage or regular sausage, too!


    #41 Stuffed Green Peppers
    4 green peppers tops cut off and cored.
    1 lb ground beef/turkey or chicken, browned and drained
    2 cups rice, cooked.
    Brown gravy or tomato sauce
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a bundt pan or two loaf pans (this keeps the peppers upright for cooking). Lightly spray with cooking oil spray (helps with cleanup). Mix browned meat and rice together with some salt and pepper or whatever spices you'd like. Place the mixture into the peppers. Cover with the brown gravy or tomato sauce. Bake 1 hour or until peppers are tender.
    #42 Spaghetti with chicken sauce
    8 to 12 ounces Spaghetti/pasta (cooked and drained)
    1 28 oz jar/can pasta sauce
    1 cup cooked chicken (shredded)
    Cook pasta and drain. Warm pasta sauce, add chicken. Serve the chicken pasta sauce on top of the pasta.

    **************************************************

    **BREADS**

    ***Cheese-Garlic biscuits (like the ones at Red Lobster!)
    2 cups Bisquick baking mix
    2/3 cup milk
    ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
    ¼ cup butter melted
    ¼ tsp garlic powder
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix baking mix, milk and cheese until soft dough forms; beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, 2” apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Mix melted butter and garlic salt; brush over warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet. Serve warm.


    ***1.5 lb loaf Honey White Bread
    1 ¼ cup milk
    3 tbsp butter
    3 tbsp honey
    3 cups bread flour
    ¾ tsp salt
    1 ½ tsp active dry yeast
    Heat milk to HOT and add butter and honey. Cool to room temperature. Add milk mixture and all remaining ingredients into your bread machine in the order listed above. Process on the basic bread cycle according to your bread machine’s manual. Use immediately or freeze.


    ***Italian Bread
    1 cup water
    1 ¼ tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar
    3 cup bread flour
    1 packet (2 ½ tsp) yeast
    Add ingredients into your bread machine as directed and process on the basic bread cycle according to your bread machine’s manual.
  2. We4

    We4 Amity's Focus Member

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
    bumping for Amber...

    who's looking for a pizza dough recipe!
  3. We4

    We4 Amity's Focus Member

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
    bump!

    (((((
    Please don't delete this message when *cleaning* the forums.
    :)
  4. emmi

    emmi New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Hi, another Kentuckian here!

    Thanks for all the great recipes!
  5. mama2addison

    mama2addison New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Virginia
    Wow, I don't know how I've missed this thread! Thanks so much for sharing ~ I've been at a loss for meal ideas lately.
  6. There are some really great ideas and recipes here. Thank you for sharing it helps give me ideas for a little variety around here. :)
  7. I just wanted to thank you for posting this. I printed your menu plan up and used a bunch of the meals on it for ideas for meals here and as a base for my grocery list. I spent $105 on three weeks worth of food for 4 people (baby is bf so he's good to go)!! I was so proud of myself and the meals are all simple to make, things everyone will eat, and things I can batch cook ahead some ingrediants on as well to save time.

    Thank you thank you thank you!! :D
  8. Ummjulian

    Ummjulian New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    PA
    thanks for the ideas!

    With a dh who works 12-14hrs a day, 3 kides 6 & under ( 2 of them are special needs ) I need all of the ideas I can get.
  9. blended05

    blended05 New Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    thank you!

    Stacy, thank you so much for taking the time to post this. With 6 kiddos this will save me so much time and my grocery list is done also! Thanks so much, Angela:)
  10. OKBabyMama

    OKBabyMama Guest

    THANK YOU

    how wonderful you are!:D

    I've printed this out & it will be my bible for the next 6 weeks!

    I Love you!

    My kids & dh will love you more - something DIFFERENT for supper!!!:thumbsup:
  11. We4

    We4 Amity's Focus Member

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
    Bumping

    so y'all can get the easy dinner recipes!
  12. mama2boys

    mama2boys New Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    michigan
    THANK YOU STACY!!!!!
    what a life saver you are!!!
    you just made my day!!!, my MONTH!!!
    michelle
  13. amy373

    amy373 Oh, how lucky!

    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    northern Illinois!
    Wow, first time on this thread and boy am I happy I stopped here! Thank you so very much. I love cooking but always am at a loss for what to make. This will help me so much when my dad comes to stay with us while his new home is being built.
  14. amyorama

    amyorama Amity's Focus Member

    Messages:
    3,233
    Likes Received:
    12
    Gender:
    Female
    Yowza!

    Thank you for this thread-what a labor of love to do all this work!!:big hug:
  15. ginnings

    ginnings Member

    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    WA
    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this! My husband is currently deployed so I don't have him here to help me with ideas. :) This is printing out as I type!!

    Angie

Share This Page