Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday-salmon patties & homemade mac & cheese, green beans & a fruit
Wed- one of my meals from the freezer, probably French Fri Casserole, peas, & fruit
Thurs- leftovers from Wed.
Friday-typically pizza & a movie, BUT J starts basketball practice so it might be leftovers.
Sat- grilled cheese (something light as we have a b-day party at 1)
Soup sounds good. Maybe a veggie beef or chicken tortilla.
Sun-Meal planning for the 2nd pay period & then another bake day.
So now I have a freezer of food just waitin' to be eatin'. Here is the recipe for my "go to dish", that's easy to make & great for pot lucks or bringing a meal to someone.
Western Meal (original recipe came from the Casserole Cookbook from Homemade Gourmet but I chgd it up a bit)
1- lb. (2 cups) cooked ground beef
1- Taco packet
1- 10oz can Rotel, undrained
1- 15oz can black beans, undrained
1-8oz. can tomato sauce
3/4 c. Minute Rice, uncooked
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven 350. (unless you're freezing*)
2. Combine all ingredients, except 1 c. cheddar cheese, in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
3. Bake, covered, for 45 mins. Sprinkle w/ remaining cheese, bake, uncovered for an add'l 5 mins.
*So, I like to make a couple of these & freeze one for later. I just dump everything but 1c. cheese into a freezer safe ziploc gallon bag & smoosh together. I pre-lable the bag & measure out 1c. cheese that I tape to the outside of the gallon bag so I have everything together. Be sure to put what is inside the bag, cooking instructions, & DATE IT so you know later!