February 28, 2009

menu: Feb 28th-Mar 2nd

I know I haven't posted a couple of recipes up yet, but just haven't had the time recently. Hopefully I'll get some posted this week! I made this new menu up quickly, so I'm not trying out any new recipes for me. I'm going to be gone for over a week in a couple of weeks too, so I had to find meals that DH would be willing to cook for himself. Banquet frozen meals just won't cut it for me. Poor guy. ;) I thought about making some meals and freezing them, but I realized that I'll be lucky to make a lasagna to freeze for when I get back. Working longer hours and gotta get ready for my trip (going home to see family, friends, and a wedding!). Expect some new recipes next months though - my grandmother sent me 5 new cookbooks recently along with some old written recipes from her and her mother! Can't wait to read through them and decide what to make next! :D

28th Saturday (shop for the week)

28th Saturday Diner: steak, roasted red potatoes, frozen corn, artisan bread

1st Sunday Breakfast/Lunch: applesauce pancakes

1st Sunday Dinner: cheese stuffed shells, artisan bread, bake Amish bread for later in week

2nd – 6th: Monday – Friday Meals:

1. Sesame chicken, frozen meal
2. Asian beef noodle bowl
3. Grilled cheese and tomato soup
4. Chicken helper with extra veggies added
5. Sausage, tomato, and cream pasta

7th Saturday Breakfast/Lunch: breakfast wraps (go shopping for rest of menu)

7th Saturday Dinner: Baked Chicken Spaghetti (or pineapple pork chops)

8th Sunday Breakfast/Lunch: homemade biscuits

8th Sunday Dinner: Calzones (use leftover sausage)
***Make and freeze lasagna***

9th – 13th: Monday – Friday Meals:

1. chicken parmesan
2. Taco bake
3. Beef wraps
4. Chicken and pasta in white cream sauce
5. Out to eat

3/14 – 3/22 Jackie gone; Chris Meals:

1. Frozen pizza
2. Sandwiches
3. Quesadillas
4. Can Soup
5. Hot dogs with mac and cheese
6. Salad
7. Hamburgers
8. Leftovers
9. Eat Out/ Order In

23rd – 27th: Monday – Friday Meals:

1. Lasagna (frozen)
2. Leftover lasagna
3. Hamburger Helper cheesy hashbrowns, veggie side
4. Spicy chicken stir-fry
5. Out to eat

February 11, 2009

Recipes leading up to V-Day

Went commissary shopping Sunday. I didn't have many coupons this time around, but I managed to only spend $112. I will have to go back out for spinach and Ramona cheese - they were out! When we get back from being out of town, we'll have to pick up milk and some fruit for the week. Otherwise, we're set for 3 weeks! Yay! lol.

 Sunday night we grilled out kabobs with chicken, onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper. I marinated it all in zesty Italian dressing, and it was the yummiest ever! I also baked homemade fries in the oven. Also easy, and extremely tasty. 

We had chicken taco salads tonight. I threw two large chicken breasts in the crockpot along with a can of diced tomatoes (no salt added), homemade taco seasoning, and a can of diced chilies. Very yummy and spicy! There was enough for two large salads and two more lunch sized helpings. 

Just a note. While I post kraftfoods.com recipes, I often just loosely follow it. A lot of their recipes are easy and basic. It doesn't take much to make it healthier or to change it a bit. I don't really have my own adapted recipes of many of these such recipes cause I tend to do something slightly different each time depending on what I have available. 

Baked Fudge - I'm hoping this will satisfy my chocolate craving. :D I'm also debating picking up some strawberries to dip in chocolate - they're on sale at my local grocery! 

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo - using this for the sauce. One of our favorites, though we rarely eat it. I love making my own pasta when I have the time, so I'll be making spinach pasta! Yummy!

Baked Oatmeal


·      1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

·      ½ teaspoon salt

·      1 cup milk

·      2 eggs, beaten

·      ½ cup applesauce

·      ½ cup brown sugar

·      vanilla yogurt, for topping 


      Preheat oven to 325*F. In a large bowl combine the oatmeal, baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, eggs, applesauce, and brown sugar. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 325* for 45 minutes. Serve warm or hot, topping each with vanilla yogurt.

Menu: Feb 7 - 28

8th Sunday Dinner: chicken kabobs, also grill hamburgers for Monday night

9th – 13th: Monday – Friday Meals:

1.  Chicken taco salads
2. Beef wraps
3. Tomato and Spinach pasta toss
4. Cheesy one-pot chicken cacciatore
5.  (Mon) Hamburgers, au gratin potatoes, veggies

14th Saturday Breakfast/Lunch: leftovers

14th Saturday Dinner: homemade shrimp and spinach alfrado, baked fudge for dessert

15th Sunday Breakfast/Lunch: Baked Oatmeal

15th Sunday Dinner: leftovers

16th Monday Breakfast/Lunch: Scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits

16th Monday Dinner: out to eat

17th-19th: Tuesday - Thursday Meals:

1. Apple chicken quesadillas
2. Red beans and rice with smoked sausage
3. Frozen meal 1

Out of town 20th, 21st, and returning 22nd.

22nd Sunday Dinner: frozen pizzas

23rd Monday Dinner: Creamy Chicken and Noodles

24th – 27th Tuesday – Friday Meals:

1. Baked fish, steamed rice, and veggie
2. Frozen ravioli
3. Spicy chicken stir-fry
4. Frozen meal 2