9/30/09

Meal Plan for October 5th - 11th


It’s meal plan day!!

Don’t forget to tidy your fridge and sort your coupons before planning next week’s menu!


Sunday Coupon Preview

Cooking Quote of the Week:
If you ever have to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the topic of eating. ~ Leigh Hunt

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind;

All things living He doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need.

~ John Milton


Monday - Chicken Pot Pie Soup

2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast meat
1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups half-and-half or milk

In a medium sauce pan combine chicken, mixed vegetables, cream of potato
soup, cream of chicken soup and milk. Heat through and serve with crumbled
crackers on top.


Tuesday - Canadian Bacon and Pepperoni Pizza

Canadian Bacon and Pepperoni Pizza

1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
1 jar pizza Sauce
1 small package of pepperonis
1 small package of Canadian bacon
1 cup shredded provolone cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking pan with cooking spray. Pat dough into prepared pan. Layer ingredients on top of crust in order. Bake for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden.


Wednesday - Eat at church!


Thursday - Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole, Biscuits and Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping

1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
8 ounces cooked, diced ham
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of potato soup
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix hash browns, ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Spread evenly into prepared dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly brown. Serve immediately.

Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper
muffin liners.
Stir together flour, sugar and cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

Prepare topping, if using:

Combine ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 tablespoon of soft butter; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


Friday - Eat Out!!!


Saturday - Creamy Beef Spaghetti Skillet, English peas, corn-on-the-cob and Garlic Bread


Creamy Beef Spaghetti Skillet

I found this recipe at:

Emily's Marvelous Recipes
. Be sure to check out all of the great recipes there!!

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups spaghetti, broken in half
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1 (10.5 oz) can beef gravy
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic until meat is browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
Stir in beef broth and beef gravy. Add the spaghetti and cook over medium heat until spaghetti is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook until heated through.
Top with the mozzarella cheese; remove from heat. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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