Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/27/09

It's time to use up those meals that got pushed back due to various reasons. The meals that usually don't get made are those with the ingredients that I always have on hand but don't need to use (i.e. tilapia is in the freezer but if it isn't thawed it can wait a week or two or three....).

Monday: Sweet Potato Manicotti (did not have last week) & Salad
Tuesday: Parmesan Tilapia (did not have two weeks ago), CousCous & Peas
Wedneday: Spinach Ravioli & Salad
Thursday: General Tso's Chicken & Egg Drop Soup
Friday: Grilled Steak, Pasta Salad & Fruit

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cheese & Herb Biscuits

I love going to Red Lobster. We don't often go though. And I'm not really a HUGE seafood fan, although I do like it. But I do love those Cheddar Bay Biscuits. They do rock, don't they? And every once in a while I get a hankering to have some at home. This is my latest attempt. They probably are not as good as Red Lobster but a whole lot cheaper!

Here is my inspiration recipe. I took this and ran with it.

Cheese & Herb Biscuits
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
1 Tbl chopped chives
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk
1 Tbl red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a food processor, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and the seasonings. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Throw the flour-butter mixture into a bowl and toss in cheese and chives. Stir in milk and vinegar until all is just moistened.

Knead the dough on a well floured surface for about a minute. Pat out until about an inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch round, or do as I do and use a kid's cup. Makes about 10 biscuits.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/20/09

Last week's menu went pretty well. I had to do some switching and cut one meal out and replaced it with something else due to time constraints and other things that came up. I really liked the Salisbury Steak recipe that I made with my adjustments - very easy and I think cube steak is a great option when making this dish. I also made a pretty mean biscuit from scratch. I'll post the recipe today, you can give it a try and see what you think ;)

On to this week!

Monday: Country Style Pork Ribs (crock pot), Homemade BBQ Beans, & Potato Salad
Tuesday: Chili & Cornbread
Wednesday: Stuffed Pork Chops, Corn & Salad
Thursday: Molten Hamburgers & Oven Fries
Friday: Sweet Potato Manicotti (I'm making this one up) & Salad

Monday, April 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/13/09

I hope that everyone who reads this had a wonderful Easter! I baked a ham and made a glaze out of apricot jam, brown sugar, mustard and some vinegar. I also made some cheesy potatoes which turned out really well. We had peas and of course, as is tradition in my family, my mom's orange rolls - they are SO good. They maybe in a post coming soon to a computer near you ;)

On to this week's menu:

Monday: Crock Pot Chicken, Wild Rice, & Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas (using left over chicken), Black Beans, Chips & Salsa
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak (I'll be using cubed steak and adding mushrooms to this recipe) Mashed Potatoes, & Corn
Thursday: Parmesan Tilapia, Cous Cous, & Garlicky Green Beans
Friday: Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza & Salad

Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 4/6/09

Better late than never ;)

Monday: Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Blue Cheese & Bacon & Penne in White Wine Sauce
Tuesday: Sausage, Home Fries, & Fruit Salad
Wednesday: Chuck Roast, Baked Sweet Potatoes, & Salad
Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Salad
Friday: French Dip Sandwiches, Chips & Veggies with Dip