Sunday, February 4, 2007


Another week to plan meals for... they seem to come so quickly!

Monday... Leftover chili from super bowl party on whole wheat tortillas with sour cream & salsa... chips & salsa...

Tuesday... curry chicken (thanks jennifer), rice, brocolli

Wednesday... son's 13th birthday... Mazzio's pizza & chocolate cheesecake!

Thursday... spaghetti & meatballs in crockpot with garlic toast & green beans & salad

Friday... pork & green chili casserole

Curry Chicken
1) Cook 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast & cute into bite size pieces. (I have baked the chicken earlier in the day and then cubed it or cut it up and then sauteed it before doing step 2.) Set aside.

2) Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook 1/4 cup of chopped onions, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in butter. Stir constantly until bubbly. It will be think like a grainy paste.

3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup milk (we use skin).

4. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Add chicken. Cook about 3 minutes while stirring. Serve with white rice.

My girls love it-they call it yellow chicken. For pickier eaters, I would just serve them some of the cooked chicken (before adding the sauce) and rice with the veggie that you are serving.

1 loaf frozen bread dough
2 eggs, seperated
1 TBSP parmesean cheese
1 TBSP parsley
1/2 TBSP garlic powder(I'll press a few cloves of garlic)
1 TBSP oregano
1/2 TBSP pepper
approximately 2 TBSP olive
1/2 lb cooked Italian sausage OR pepperoni
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced (I use 2 small cans)
Oil frozen bread dough and defrost 3-4 hours, per package instructions. Roll out with hands to 1/4 inch thickness. Mix egg yolks, seasonings and spread on dough. Top with meat, mushrooms, and cheese. Roll lengthwise & shape into a horseshoe shape. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet. Brush with egg whites. Bake at 350' for 30 minutes. Slice into 1" pieces. Serve with hot pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce.

Pork and Green Chili Casserole
1 lb. pork, cubed (can use chicken)
15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
2-4oz. cans chopped green chilies
1 c. quick cook brown rice
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. ground cumin
2-3T. salsa
1/2 c. shredded cheddar

Saute pork in skillet until no pink remains. Add beans, soup, tomatoes, chilies, rice, water, salsa and cumin. Cook and stir until bubbly. Pour into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle cheese and let stand

Thanks Laura for hosting Menu Plan Mondays. It's fun to check out all the menus and get new ideas for the next week. I'm sure my family is thankful for the variety.


Kim said...

Your menu sounds great, Annie! I'd like to read more about Izzy's accident...or your testimony about this. You have a beautiful family!


His Girl said...

Stromboli! I always wondered what that was!
Your menu looks yummy...and I love your kid's names!

Emma said...

Sounds great Annie!

Rona's Home Page said...

Spaghetti seems to be very popular this week. You certainly can't go wrong with it!
Happy Library Lover's Month.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Great menu! That curry chicken sounds really good. Might have to give that one a try.

Jill said...

I love stromboli! Your menu looks great this week. Have a great Monday!

Jodi said...

Yummy week! Happy Birthday to your son on Wed!! Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great Monday!

Angie said...

Oh, I can't wait to try the curry chicken recipe - I printed it out last week and I'm doing stromboli this week too! Hope it's a great week!

devildogwife said...

Strombolli sounds delicious! What a yummy menu.

Proverbs31 said...

I love stromboli! I'll have to try to make that soon!! Thank you!

Everything else looks delicious, too. Have a great week!

Kim said...

Oooh, I am going to have to try your pork and green chili recipe. I've got my recipes up now, if you want to take a peek.

Have a wonderful day.

Sheryl said...

Mmmm...your stromboli sounds absolutely delish!! I'll also have to try the pork/green chile dish.
Thanks for stopping by...I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

alisonwonderland said...

i will be trying the curry chicken! (and thanks for the "picky eater tip" as i'm sure i'll need that too!)

have a great week!

Misslionheart said...

The curry chicken is making my tummy rumble! Nice ingredients...

Thanks for popping in.

palmtreefanatic said...

mmm mmm mmm sounds like a yummy week! thanks for stopping by!

Q&Q said...

Great menu annie. I need to make some curry. Yumm!

Katie said...

It all sounds great....especially the stromboli!!! YUM!

Heather said...

New recipies :) I think I will have to try both the stromboli and the pork and green chili casserole. Two great dishes. Your menu looks good, have a great week!

Barb, sfo said...

The stromboli recipe looks great. Thanks for posting it.

Jenny said...

YUMMY!!! That Stromboli looks awesome.

Michelle said...

Your menu looks great. I'll have to try the Cury Chicken, because my husband does like that a lot. My son turned 13 last September and he always request spaghetti; take out pizza comes second. :D

JennaG said...

We had spahetti on our menu this week as well. I am new to blogging but enjoyed your site--will come back later to read more. Prayers for Izzy.

Overwhelmed! said...

This sounds like a great menu! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

And thanks for thinking my pedicure looks nice. :)

JennaG said...

Sounds like we have similar reading tastes! If you haven't tried Karen Kingsbury, I highly recommend!

Kim said...
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JennaG said...

I loved the series she (Karen Kingsbury) wrote with Gary Smalley. The Redemption Series. There is a sequel series to that--Firstborn series. I also enjoyed Oceans Apart and One Tuesday Morning. She does have a lot of tragedy in her books but they are interesting.