Saturday, April 26, 2008

Family Menu...Well, Last Weeks

i was going to post this on monday, but something came up. and i was going to post this on tuesday, and something came up. insert the same for wednesday, thursday and friday. so, here we are on saturday and aren't you so thrilled to know what we ate this past week. actually, it was a rather choice culinary week.

sunday - we had a delicious cheeseburger pie at a friend's house. i'm not sure how she made it, but i'm planning on asking for the recipe. it was a lovely day spent getting reacquainted with old friends. praise God for His goodness!

monday - brisket n' bean burritos - this had to be the best dinner of the week. it was a new recipe and this one is going to be added to the regular rotation. basically you take about 2 pounds of meat (it said brisket, i couldn't find the right thing, i bought a beef roast, things were just peachy) and put it in the slow cooker on low. then you add two slices of raw diced bacon and a small can of tomato sauce (with a bit of salt and pepper) to the top, pop on the lid and cook for about 4 hours. while this is cooking (as if 4 hours doesn't give you enough time) you mix up a can of refried beans and a half cup of salsa and heat it in the microwave for two to three minutes. when the meat is finished cooking, shred it and put it on top of some of the bean/salsa mixture in a flour tortilla. add some lettuce, spinach, tomato and shredded cheese and mmmmmmmm!

tuesday - baked chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries - i just cut up boneless skinless chicken breasts, dip them in milk and then dip them in some sort of coating. i've used seasoned bread crumbs, crushed sour cream and onion chips and crushed tortilla chips with season salt and they've produced equally good results. this is a really popular meal at our house so today i purchased 5 pounds of chicken tenders that were on sale and i'm going to cut, coat, bake, flash freeze and bag them so it's a much quicker process for this meal.

wednesday - wagon wheel pasta - this one's easy but tasty. ground beef, wagon wheel pasta, tomato soup, frozen corn, spaghetti sauce mix and shredded cheese.

thursday - grilled chicken salads - yes, this is a favorite around here. to answer beth's comment, there's not really a recipe. we grill some boneless skinless chicken breasts either on the foreman grill or the outside grill and slice them into thin strips. then get out all the salad fixins you have. my favorites are spinach, romaine, leaf lettuce, matchstick carrots, hard boiled egg, bacon, tomato, shredded cheese and multigrain croutons.

friday - quickie spaghetti - just as unglamorous as it sounds

saturday - we cheated and went to the pizza buffet while running errands. :)


Blogger Stephanie Zimmerman said...

Here's a recipe for cheeseburger pie found at

Easy Cheeseburger Pie

* 1 lb. cooked ground beef (from freezer)
* 1 large onion, chopped and sauteed (from freezer)
* 1 can diced green chiles (optional)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
* 1/2 cup Bisquick® mix
* 1 cup milk
* 2 eggs

Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Combine beef and onion. Spread in pie plate; sprinkle with salt, chiles, and cheese. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake about 25 minutes or until bubbly.

I may try it for the fam.

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