February 28, 2014

Monthly Menu - March 2014

01 Sat       Slow Cooked Pot Roast, potatoes, carrots
02 Sun      Dinner with in-laws
03 Mon     Cheesy Baked Tortellini, salad, bread (assemble day before)
04 Tue       Slow cooked ham, buttered egg noodles, peas
05 Wed     Leftovers, fast food
06 Thu       Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup, crusty rolls
07 Fri         Chicken tacos, corn, cauliflower
08 Sat       kids have an activity, so it is dinner out with my husband!
09 Sun     Beef stew
10 Mon     Bubble Pizza, salad
11 Tue      pizza for kids, make your own
12 Wed     fast food
13 Thu      make your own
14 Fri       leftover chili from freezer, rice
15 Sat.     Chicken soup, rolls
16 Sun.    Corned beef and cabbage at Grandma's
17 Mon.   Three Cheese Chicken Penne Bake, spinach salad
18 Tue.    Freezer leftover pork, rice or egg noodles, green beans
19 Wed.    Fast food
20 Thu.     Lentil Sloppy Joes, coleslaw, corn
21 Fri        Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, spinach salad
22 Sat
23 Sun
24 Mon
25 Tue
26 Wed
27 Thu
28 Fri
29 Sat
30 Sun
31 Mon

February 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

I really liked this sauce made from a recipe on DamnDelicious.net. It was really good, although I am not a large enough fan of italian sausage to eat it regularly, so I intend to use this recipe as a base from which I can adapt to different tastes. Next time I intend to use two pounds of ground beef, omit the sausage, and add thyme.

Brown 2 pounds ground meat (beef, sausage, pork, turkey, chicken) in 2 T olive oil (optional) with a minced onion.
Add two minced garlic cloves, cook for about a minute.
Drain meat and add to slow cooker.
Add 3 (14.5 oz) cans chopped tomatoes, 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 3 bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir together and cook on low 10-12 hours.

I did not add any salt and pepper and it was still delicious!

February 3, 2014

Monthly Menu - February 2014

marks the start of tax season, and working 4 days a week outside of the home, therefore dinners will be simply made using a slow cooker or pressure cooker as much as possible.

1  Sat      dinner out
2  Sun     Super Bowl - veggie platter, fruit platter, munchies
3  Mon    pasta night - spaghetti with meat sauce
4  Tue     slow cooker bbq pork, baked beans, cole slaw
5  Wed    anticipated snow day - lemon chicken,*must post on sight, it was awesome! rice, green beans
7   Fri     dinner out, leftovers
8   Sat     steak, baked potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower
9   Sun     chicken soup,made with this chicken stock, rolls
10 Mon     pasta with slow cooker meat sauce, salad
11 T         slow cooker pork tenderloin, rice, green beans
12 W     ???
13 Th     split chicken breasts, egg noodles, carrots
14 F      pizza
15 Sa     dinner out
16 Su     Lasagna, salad, bread
17 M      Hamburger soup, leftover bread
18 T       Ham, cabbage, food storage noodles, frozen green beans
19 W     Kielbasi and beans, corn
20 Th     Chicken tacos, broccoli, rice
21 F      Leftovers - every man for himself!
22 Sa     Chili, rice, broccoli salad
23 Su     Ham and potatoes, green beans
24 M     Pasta with meat sauce, salad
25 T      Sophie's chicken - Grandma cooks!
26 W     Hot dogs, kielbasi & beans
27 Th     Smothered Lentils, rice, corn
28 F      pizza