Monday, November 1, 2010

MPM # 25 - recipes added!

Happy November! I love it when a new week starts on the first of the month... Makes me feel very organized. ;) Although I don't have my entire month planned yet, I do have the first couple of weeks. I need to get back to doing it monthly as I see a difference in the grocery bills when I do. By planning monthly, I do the "eat free" one week idea. I take one week of the month (usually the last or second to last week) and use up food we have in the house. This reduces our bill (save for milk and fresh food during the 'free' week) and uses up the food I have in the house. I hope to have November planned and ready before we do the weekly shop!

Our menu was good this week, the hi-light being the Beef & Bean Burritos
I added red & green peppers to the meat mixture for extra veggies and rolled up the burritos (with help from TroubleMaker) with cheese in the middle. I topped with more grated cheese and popped in the oven to melt. I also warmed the enchilada sauce before drizzling it over the rolled up burritos.

We did 'trick or treat' with TroubleMaker in his fabulous home-made Cheetah costume and yes, I have pictures and will post this week! He looked ADORABLE! I've already started to plan a party for next year's Halloween... I am SO excited! I love Halloween and my sister and I used to through parties every year - now I have a child and doing a party (in the afternoon) for the kids seems like a super way to spend the day!

I hope you all have a great week and I look forward to catching up with you again next week!

November 1 to 7

Monday Fettuccine Alfredo with Caesar Salad
TuesdayCorn Chowder Soup with crackers & cheese (my husband has a photo shoot that night so it's just me and Troublemaker)
Wednesday (leftovers) Slow Cooker Pork on Rice
Thursday Egg wraps with tater tots
Friday Sweet & Sour Turkey meatballs with fried rice
Saturday Chicken Pita Wraps
Sunday Crock pot roast beef with vegetables

Cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs

For more great ideas, recipes and lots of links, check out the Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday. Have a super week and see you next week!

PS I will be adding the recipes later today and tomorrow... it's been one of those weekend where there was too much to be done and not enough Blogging time!

Fettuccine Alfredo
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk (or cream)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Melt margarine and cream over low heat. Once melted add salt and pepper and then cheese. Heat well but do not boil. Serve over freshly cooked fettucine noodles.

Corn Chowder

1 tsp Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1-1/2 cups Veggie broth (chicken is ok too)
2 cups frozen corn
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 bay leaf (optional)
Pinch of thyme
1-1/2 cups of 1 or 2% milk
Salt and pepper to taste

•In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Cook until softened.
•Add flour, cumin, & pepper flakes, stir until moistened.
•Add broth, veggies, and remaining spices.
•Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
•Remove bay leaf and stir in milk.
•Cover and simmer 10 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste.
•For a heartier chowder, “mash” soup with potato masher when veggies are tender.

Makes 4, 1 cup servings.

1 comment:

  1. Your menu for the week looks really great. I just love Corn Chowder. Thank you for sharing.
    Miz Helen



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