Monday- Spaghetti (this is one of Eric's favorites)I got this sauce recipe out of this book by Noel Piper (I just got the book and can't wait to read it right in time for the holidays.) This makes enough to freeze 2 portions.
3 lb. ground meat (We use turkey)
1 tbs. oregano, basil and garlic powder (or some fresh garlic minced)
3 tbs. dried parsley
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 large onion
1 tsp. pepper, salt to taste
2-3 bay leaves
10 drops hot sauce (doesn't make it spicy, just good!)
Brown meat and drain. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better. Remove bay leave before serving.
Tuesday- Eric's first game, I mean win :) So, no dinner.
Wednesday- Vegetable Beef Soup- This is really yummy, has tons of veggies, makes a ton, and is pretty cheap. It makes enough for dinner plus 3 freezer portions. We eat it with cornbread. Make sure you use a BIG pot
2 lb. stew beef, cubed
5 (28 oz) cans beef broth- I use beef bouillon cubes bc I think it's cheaper (6 cubes and 17 cups water)
2 (15 0z) cans of corn
28oz diced tomato w/ juice
2 cups green beans- I use fresh, frozen would work
10 oz. frozen Lima beans
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 cups sliced carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 bay leaves (take out at end)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
10 drops Tabasco
salt and pepper
2 potatoes, diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
any other veggie you might have and want to throw in! Brown beef in skillet in EVOO. Add everything except potatoes, mushrooms, and peas. You will need a BIG pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-2 hours, until beef is tender. Add rest of ingredients. This makes plenty to freeze. I put it in freezer bags after it cools a bit.
Thursday- game night
Friday- Pounded chicken (take chicken breast, pound them flat, coat in flour, eggs, then bread crumbs (w/ whatever seasoning you like) and cook in a frying pan with EVOO and a little butter, Squash and zucchini, and sweet potato fries
Saturday- Welcome home Drew and Kelly from the honeymoon!!! Chili- Eric and Drew's favorite thing.I made this recipe up to please my husband, who hates tomato chunks...
1 lb. Ground turkey
1 bag Frozen corn
2 cups Black beans (i use the dry kind, cook them before adding to chili)
about 3 med. cans tomato sauce
a pinch of sugar
Yes, that is all. Brown the meat and cook all together. You would not believe how much Drew and Eric love it. It is good with corn bread or chips, cheese, and sour cream. Eric, well he likes to eat it over pasta...
Off to take Ellie on a walk- the weather could not be better!!!