Monday, January 14, 2013

Dinner Meal Plans

I feel like this week is packed with lots of meat... but a meal without meat in our house isn't really a meal.
Most of these are "tried and true" family recipes, so I hope you enjoy them.

Sunday- Pot Roast
save a little bit to use in the stew for Wednesday night...

Monday- Hamburger Curry    Printable Recipe Card
This is full of flavor and veggies!

2 TBS butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 lb. ground beef 
1 TBS curry powder   (we like a little more)
1 1/2 tea spoon salt
Dash of: pepper, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric
2 potatoes- diced (I use canned)
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes, whichever you prefer
2 cups green beans

Saute 2 TBS butter, 1/2 cup chopped onion, and 1 clove garlic.
Add in 1lb. of ground beef and brown.
Stir in: curry, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, potatoes, and green beans.
Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
Serve with rice.  {we added macaroni noodles instead for the kids}

Tuesday- Chicken Continental   PRINTABLE
Sorry the "healthy/skinny" isn't going to happen with this one, but it's so yummy!
This recipe is from my tiny little aunt so I don't worry too much :)

1 lb. lean ground beef
4 whole chicken breasts - halved/ cut into chunks
1/2 package bacon
1/4 cup flour
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup sour cream

Pull apart beef and place on bottom of greased crock pot.  
Wrap each piece of chicken in bacon and put on top of beef.
Mix flour, soup, and sour cream- pour over top of meat.
Cook on high 3-4hrs.  Flake apart with fork when done and chicken is tender.
Sever over hot noodles.

Wednesday- Stew
Using leftover roast from Sunday night or you can use fresh stew meat (browned).
Dice 4 potatoes
Dice 1 small onion
Dice 1/2 cup celery
Slice 1 big cup of carrots
3/4 can of corn
2 beef bullion cubes
1 can of tomato soup or quart of V8 juice~ use less water
1 3/4 quarts hot water
salt & pepper to taste

Stir it all up in your slow cooker and let it go all day or for 4 hours on high.
Add 1 cup macaroni noodles about 45 minutes before you want to eat it.

Thursday- Slow Cooker Jerked Chicken
This is my revised version from Sandra-Lee

5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Jamaican Jerk
1 big cup of sweet chili sauce
1 or 2 chicken bullion cubes
1 cup diced green bell peppers

Place chicken in slow cooker and top with "the sauce". Set on high for two hours then on low for two.
Serve with rice, salad and veggies.
Note: I shredded the left-over chicken and mixed it {along with juice from the crock pot} with rice -not instant- and it was even better as left-overs for lunch.

Friday- Pasta Primavera  
This is a newer recipe for us, but I always love this type of dish when we go out.

1 lb. Fettuccine Noodles, boiled with a dash of salt and a splash of olive oil
Sliced and Sauteed: Onions, Mixed Bell Peppers & Mushrooms
Drain noodles when done and drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle pepper, then sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.

Can add chicken/steak or shrimp if you want meat.
Serve with salad.

Saturday- Pizza Porcupine Patties
Here is another family recipe from the above mentioned tiny aunt.
She has told me that her husband requests this one often & we like it too.
Goes great with garlic bread!  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this one too...

1 lb.Ground Beef
15 oz. Tomato Sauce
2 Beef Bullion Cubes
1 Cup Boiling Water 
1/4 tea spoon Oregano
1/4 tea spoon Garlic Salt
1 tea spoon Salt
1/2 Cup uncooked INSTANT Rice
8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese

Reserve 1 Cup tomato sauce.  Mix sauce, beef, rice, salt, garlic and oregano.  Shape into 6 patties 1/2" thick.  Bake in 9x13 pan at 350* for 15 min. Remove from oven and drain grease. Dissolve bullion in boiling water and stir in sauce.  Pour over patties.  Cover and bake 35 min.  Spoon tomato sauce over patties and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake a few min, uncovered, until cheese melts.

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  1. I just love your menu for the week, I could eat at your house and enjoy every meal! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for always stopping by to see my link ups. You're so sweet. I appreciate you getting back to me about starting my own linky party, very helpful. See you by Thursday~ if not sooner.

  2. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    1. Hi Kathy. Thanks for the invite. I linked up to two of your parties, lucky timing :) I enjoyed reading your blog last night and I'll be back.

  3. Looks like some wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you will join us again this coming week. Newest follower.

    1. Hi Marly, glad you stopped by. Thanks for co hosting & for following :) I will for sure be back this week at Foodie Friends Friday. Great link up!

  4. Can't wait to try some of these recipes. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick