Monday, March 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

So. . .first off--last week: didn't follow the "menu plan" at all! Too sick and blah. But I was tremendously blessed by a delicious meal from a super-duper friend! Was I ever thankful for that (and the blessing of having my son over to play so I could do some serious resting)!
But now I am feeling better (it's amazing what antibiotics can do!) So here is my go for this week!

Monday-Pizza (went shopping this morning and found a great deal! I don't have to do anything except pop it in the oven! I love meals that turn out to be less than $5)
Tuesday- Lasagna, Salad. Have you ever heard of lasagna in the crock pot? I've never tried this recipe, but it looks very interesting! Yes, interesting--it will either be good or bad. I think there might only be those two options.
Wednesday-Pork Souvlaki, jo-jos (aka: potato wedges baked in the oven, covered with wonderful, fat-filled stuff!), corn
Thursday (Crock-pot Day)- Thai Chicken, noodles, grilled veggies
Friday-Breakfast wraps. . .or leftovers!
Snack for Saturday-Baked Brie That is for the "shell" and all. You can try that recipe, but I always top my 250g.brie with sun dried tomatoes (1/4 c.), brown sugar (1-2 T.), oregano (dash), parsley (dash), and a touch of Parmesan. Eat with wheat thins or your fave cracker. Use the crust as a dipper. Mmmm. . .I LOVE this!
Sunday-Breakfast for Supper (pancakes and bacon)

My recipe for you: comes from my hubby's mom. It is the first one that always works for me. And I was complimented on it once by someone I considered a phenomenal cook.
Pizza Dough
2 c. warm water
3-1/2 t. sugar
1 t. salt
3-1/2 t. oil
2-1/2 t. instant yeast (or one packet)
4 c. flour (add 3 c. first, the gauge how much more to add. Use the rest for rolling it out)
Mix and let rise 10 minutes. Spread onto 2 pans. (I always spread onto 2 pans, then let it rise in a warm oven-200F. It rises like. . .WOW!. . .and YUM!) Add toppings. Bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes.

Bread maker fans? Here is Pizza Dough for you.
1-1/4 c. water
3-1/3 c. flour
1-1/2 t. salt
2-1/2 yeast
Then let the bread maker do the work for you!

1 comment:

Shef said...

Yeah - its Susan's meal plans. Yes, I'm checking in just to be inspired by the yummy treats. I think I'll try and make some babe bars today as I finally feel up doing a bit more than just sleeping on the couch...thanks for all the great menu ideas. You are awesome!

Dar (Shef is our company name in case you were wondering about my last post!!)