Friday, May 6, 2011

Menu 5/8/11

Sunday: Natchitoches meat pies
Monday: French dip sandwiches
Tuesday: Tortellini spinach bake in creamy lemon
Wednesday: baked chipotle beef taquitos with mexican rice and flour tortillas
Thursday: Chicken cacciatore
Friday: crispy shrimp pasta
Saturday: cheesy chicken and wild rice casserole

So, this week I have decided to COOK! I don't know about you but if I don't plan out my meals I am VERY LAZY all week in the cooking department. Sundays meal I plan on making the meat a head of time. Also these are FREEZER or REUSE meals this week! Talk about fantastic huh? Okay here is the gist:
Sundays meat mixture will already be made so all I have to do is make the pie dough and bake! Easy.
Monday is cooked in a crock-pot so not much to do there. The left over meat will be used in Wednesdays taquitos.
Tuesday is pasta and it is already pre-made from the grocery store so big score there.
Wednesdays meals can be pre-made and just reheated straight from the freezer. Super nice when it comes to meals to take to friends who are having a baby (wink, wink) or someone is ill or you just feel like being nice!
Thursday you can make up the chicken at anytime and just freeze into cup serving bags and take out as much as you need. I tend to dice up some and have some as pulled chicken so I can have my choice.
Friday I have never cooked shrimp before so this will be a new experience for me. I did find a recipe for some chicken and veggie nuggets that I am hoping to make up this weekend and have on hand for dinners that just don't turn out or if someone is picky they get one of two options. The recipe calls for mixed veggies like broccoli, cauliflower,and carrots blended with ground chicken. Then dipped in panko breadcrumbs and cut into star shapes and baked. More about them next week when I get to play around with the recipe this weekend.
Saturday uses shredded cooked chicken and it is in a casserole dish so you just mix it all together after sauteing the veggies. YUMM.

So who is cooking with me this week?

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