Sunday, January 31, 2010

Menu Plan 1/31/10

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: leftovers or spinach salad

Sunday: Homemade Chicken Soup, healthified corn muffins

Monday: Chicken & Stuffing Crockpot Casserole (still haven't made this, hopefully this week!)

Tuesday: Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Wednesday: FIFI (Find It, Fix It, a.k.a. leftovers)

Thursday: grilled ham & cheese sandwiches and carrot sticks

Friday: Garden Lasagna (didn't get to make this last week due to a stomach bug visiting our house)

Saturday: something with leftover ham

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Menu Plan 1/24/10

Breakfasts: oatmeal
Lunches: leftovers or salad

Sunday - supper at church Vision night - I'll be making a green smoothie before I go so that I am not too hungry. You never know what will be at pot luck suppers!

Monday - baked whiting and quinoa pilaf (trying quinoa for the first time!)

Tuesday - chicken and veggie stir fry with brown rice

Wednesday - FIFI (Find It, Fix It) (a.k.a. leftovers)

Thursday - grilled cheese on whole wheat, carrot sticks

Friday - venison steaks, steamed veggies

Saturday - garden lasagna

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Menu Plan 1/17/10

Breakfast is usually oatmeal flavored with unsweetened applesauce & cinnamon. Lunches will be leftovers or spinach salad. Keeping it healthy for another week - woohoo!

Sunday - homemade pizza night (my pizza crust recipe) and tomato-veggie soup

Monday - chicken stir fry with brown rice

Tuesday - baked whiting fillets with steamed veggies

Wednesday - chicken & stuffing in the crockpot (didn't get to this last week since we had to go out of town) and steamed veggies

Thursday - grilled cheese sandwiches and carrot sticks

Friday - biscuit taco casserole (at Hubby's request for his upcoming birthday)

Saturday - baked spaghetti (friends are coming for dinner) and salad

Tomato-Veggie Soup

1 lg can diced tomatoes (or 2 small cans)
2 lg carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups plain spaghetti sauce
2 cups water, vegetable stock, or chicken stock
garlic salt & Italian seasoning to taste

Place all ingredients in a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Menu Plan 1/10/10

Sunday - homemade pizza with my pizza crust

Monday - venison BBQ (trying something new!) on whole wheat bread, steamed veggies

Tuesday - chicken stir fry with brown rice

Wednesday - salmon casserole, rice, steamed veggies

Thursday - grilled cheese on whole wheat bread, carrot sticks

Friday - FIFI (Find It, Fix It), a.k.a leftovers

Saturday - chicken & stuffing in a crockpot (trying to clean out the freezer)

Trying to keep it healthy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Menu Plan 1/03/10

Sunday - Find It, Fix It (aka leftovers)

Monday - - pasta & veggies

Tuesday - crockpot chicken, rice & veggies

Wednesday - chicken BBQ pockets

Thursday - Saturday - we'll be traveling so it will be healthy restaurant fare!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I ran out of bottled BBQ sauce this week and didn't want to make a run for the store. So I googled a recipe for homemade BBQ, tweaked what I found, and this is what we made. It's the best BBQ sauce I've had in a very long time.
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Dash of liquid smoke (optional)

In a 2 quart sauce pan, heat the oil. Add the chopped onion, and sautee it until the onion is translucent and smells really yummy. Add all of the other ingredients. If you have liquid smoke around, it makes the sauce taste very good, but if you don't have any, don't worry, it is still quite delicious. Stir everything up and let the mixture simmer over medium low heat for about 15 minutes. The mixture will thicken up some, but it won't be as thick as commercial barbecue sauce. Makes about 3 cups.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Skillet Hash

This is a homemade version of those boxed hamburger helper meals. Since we are trying to eat less processed foods, for our health and for our budget, this is just as fast and easy as dinner-in-a-box!

This makes 8 servings. Each serving is about 200 calories!

Skillet Hash

1 lb lean ground turkey
4 medium white potatoes
1 large sweet potato
seasonings (I use a combination of Seasoning Salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder)
1 cup water
1 cup spaghetti sauce

Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet. Drain grease, if any.

While meat is browning, cut the potatoes into julienne strips. Add potatoes, seasonings, and water to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, depending on how big your julienne strips are. Stir occasionally.

When potatoes have reached desired tenderness, stir in spaghetti sauce. Allow to heat through. Serve!