Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday again. . . if you try nothing else this week, try the crock pot one! This Chicken Curry recipe is the best! I don't make it quite as spicy (for the kids) and add an extra apple to the mixture (I just always have them around, I have no idea why!) Leftovers turn kinda soup-y. . .but it's good!

As for last week. . .didn't stick to the menu plan at all. I hate to admit it, but one night it was grilled cheese (with ham!!!), another was mac 'n cheese. Don't look down upon me. . .we all do it once in a while! (And out kids love us for it!) So I will have to try that week over again . . .once. . .

Monday-Greek Marinade on beef skewers, Harvest potatoes, corn
Tuesday- Fajitas
Wednesday- Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Bread
Thursday (Crock pot Day)- Chicken Curry, rice
Friday-Hamburgers (either at home or out!), french fries
Saturday's Snack-Spinach and Artichoke Dip (see below)
Sunday (Breakfast for Supper)- Plain old pancakes and bacon

The snack. . . we (here at our house) could pretty much live off of this. . . another recipe from my SIL, Ann! (So of course it is good!)

King Spinach Artichoke Dip
(makes 3 cups)

8 bacon strips (make 12 b/c your hubby will eat half of them b/f they get into the dip!)
1 c. finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1- 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sour cream
1 bunch fresh spinach, finely chopped
1/4 t. Worcestershire sauce
optional: milk, mozza cheese, hot pepper sauce

Saute bacon, onion, garlic in frying pan until bacon is done and onion is soft. Add artichoke hearts. Saute 1 minute more. Beat cream cheese and sour cream in bowl until smooth. Add bacon mixture. Stir. Mix in spinach and Worcestershire sauce. Thin with milk if desired.

Serve with bread chunks, crackers or Melba toasts.

(Note: I saute my spinach until just softened, add a little mozza to make it more "stringy," and serve it with tortillas.Yum).
*Also, I'm on again! #377!

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