January 27, 2012

Menu: January 25-31

Totally late in posting this week! Whoops.

Wednesday: Lasagna rolls (from the freezer!)
Thursday: beef noodle bowl
Friday: southwest chicken sandwiches with sautéed yellow squash
Saturday: meatloaf, whole wheat mac and cheese, and green beans
Monday: guilt free spinach burgers and tater tots
Tuesday: leftover butternut squash lasagna

January 18, 2012

Menu: January 18-24

Wednesday: sesame chicken salad
Thursday: taco calzones
Friday: Garlic brown sugar chicken, steamed broccoli, and rice
Sunday: Chicken Caesar sandwiches with baked sweet potato chips
Tuesday: leftovers/quesadillas for the boys (I’m going out with the girls!)

January 15, 2012

Quick and Dirty Rolls

Won't call these the best rolls ever, but they are very tasty and very quick. I wanted rolls to go with dinner tonight, but only had 30 minutes!

Makes 12 rolls.

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat over to 425º.
In a mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid), mix water, sugar, butter, salt, and yeast. Then add the egg. Then add the flour. Make sure it's mixed well. This is a very sticky, loose dough. Don't add more flour!
Grease 12 muffin cups. Using a spoon drop spoonfuls of dough into each muffin cup. Cups should be half full.

Cover and let rest till doubled. I sat my muffin tins on top of the preheating oven and it was doubled in 10 minutes!
Bake for 10 minutes.

You can mix this by hand. I'd start off using a whisk and then use a wooden spoon to mix in the flour.

I'd say these were a hit by my family. The three of us ate 8 rolls! :D

January 10, 2012

Menu: January 10-17

Tuesday: Southwest Eggrolls (managed to stretch other meals and this one got pushed back)
Wednesday: English muffin pizzas and side salads
Thursday: Pan Seared Lemon Tilapia with Parmesan Pasta and broccoli
Friday: chicken nuggets, fries, and sautéed zucchini
Saturday: out to eat
Sunday: Beef pot roast with carrots and potatoes
Monday: leftovers
Tuesday: sloppy joes on English muffins with green beans

January 02, 2012

Menu: January 3-9

Tuesday: eggs, ham, and drop biscuits (we went lazy and ordered a pizza Monday lol)
Wednesday:  Chicken and dumplings with chopped carrots
Thursday: red beans and rice

Might be able to stretch out this menu another day or two with leftovers. :)
Went by Aldi this morning (man, I missed living in a city with Aldi!) and only spent $37 on groceries. Just have 10 items to grab from the commissary, so for the first time since we moved I think I'll be able to stay on budget! Woo too!