Monday, February 27, 2012

Dresden's Menu 2-27

I've started doing my grocery shopping on Saturdays so my menu has been changed up a little bit. Here's what we've got going on for dinner this week. Almost every single dinner has a link to a recipe, lots of ideas for you to use for your dinners!
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sunday: Enchiladas with Mexican Rice 
I LOVE Mexican Rice and wanted to try making it, for a first time I thought it was pretty good, though I like almost any kind of rice. I used this recipe.

Monday: White Chicken Chili with Rolls

Tuesday: Tostadas
I just make hamburger taco meat or this delicious chicken taco meat, put some refried beans on a tostada topped with meat, lettuce, cheese and tomato. Delicious!

Wednesday: Garlic Chicken Pasta 
we had this like 2 weeks ago, but I loved it so much we're doing it again!

Thursday: Jelly Meatballs
my sister in law originally gave me this recipe a long time ago, but Our Best Bites posted it not too long ago and instead of writing up the recipe I'll just link to their post on how to make them.

Friday: Date Night!
Have a great week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kristine's Menu

I haven't done a meal week like this in awhile, but I love it when weeks like this roll around!  Typically, I start the week by cooking a lot of meat with onions, garlic and other spices in a crock pot. The first night, we eat the meat and mashed potatoes and then continue to use the leftover meat (usually by adding other sauces and spices) in a variety of different ways.  I definitely recommend trying it out... it is a major time saver!

Monday: Pot Roast. Mashed Potatoes. Vegetables.
Tuesday: Shredded Beef Enchiladas.  Simply shred the meat, add in enchilada sauce (from the can or homemade), heat in the crockpot for 30+ minutes.  Fill the tortillas with meat, refried beans (optional, but it cuts down the amount of meat I have to use), cheese and roll up.  Top with additional enchilada sauce and cheese and bake!
Wednesday: Beef Sandwiches.
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner
Friday: Stuffed Quesadillas.  If we still have leftover beef, I will make a stuffed quesadilla with that meat. If not, this is one of my go to recipes.
Saturday: Pizza! Not sure if this will be homemade or going out for pizza. But it is one of my favorites!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Twice Baked Potatoes

These really take me back to my childhood. Sunday dinner in our house was special and usually involved barbecued chicken or steak, salad, my mom's homemade bread and a potato side. I liked sides even more than the main dish most of the time, especially when I saw her scooping out the middle of potatoes in preparation for twice baking them!

Twice baked potatoes are super easy to make and they taste amazing.
Here's what you need (makes 6 halves):

3 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter
2 green onions, chopped
2 cups cheddar, shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Bake your potatoes in a 350 degree oven for an hour and a half, or until tender. Cut each potato in half and carefully scrape the potato insides into a large bowl. Take care not to scrape too much out because you want it to keep its shape. Add the rest of the ingredients into your bowl (I save a little cheese to top them with) an mix well, breaking up any potato chunks.

Now fill each potato with the filling and place it on a baking sheet. Top with more cheese if you want, or just more green onions. Bake the potatoes at 350 for about 15 more minutes or until the cheese on top is melty and filling is heated thru. These go well with grilled meat, pulled pork sandwiches or as a leftover lunch the next day. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kristine's Menu

It has been far too long since I have sat down and organized a menu.  With the holidays, I got out of the groove, and it has taken awhile to get back into it!

Monday: Club Salad.  After the Superbowl junk that we ate yesterday, I think a detox is necessary!
Tuesday: Pioneer Woman's Cajun Chicken Pasta
Wednesday: Beef and Broccoli
Thursday: Quiche
Friday: Spicy Bean Burritos - this is a new recipe that I am excited to try!  I generally avoid any recipe that calls for chipotles in adobo sauce because I don't want to deal with it. But I am giving this one a whirl!
Saturday: Garlic Chicken Farfale  - not sure if I have posted this recipe before, but it's a winner!  I am cutting down on the bacon this time and I always cut down on the butter.  I am also going to do half and half with skim milk instead of the full cream!