Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday again. . .

Last week was a busy one. . .as you can see, I was quite absent to the blogging world. . .so here I am again! Hopefully this week goes a little better.

In review of last week. . .the Hula Chicken. I made that one on Wednesday because I had some wonderful company come (with kids, and thought this might be more kid-friendly). I served it with rice and cut up veggies. My verdict. . . the flavour and all was very good, but DON'T use frozen chicken! All those side comments are not kidding about how the sauce gets really thin. And it is a bunch of work to thicken it, and what is the point of more work when you are making a crock pot meal for the ease in cooking??? the other thing was not to cook it so long. It was a tad dry for my liking. The good part. . .my company said all good things and I was the one being more anxious about it all. (unless you are secretly bashing behind my back, K & P!!!)

This week. . .us adults are getting some dental things looked at. . .so this week is full of a few "softer" foods, just in case we need it. I'm gonna encourage my wonderful hubby to stop eating a tub of gummy candy in a day. . .every couple of days. This would solve the problem of having soup two days in a row. . . :) and the unnecessary visits to the dentists and specialists!

Monday-Tomato & Basil Soup (While this link is awesome, we're going the Campbell's route (with added spices)with a loaf of cheese bread as a side)
Tuesday-Baked Potato Soup (this isn't the link we use--mine is from who knows where, but this is close to what I make)
Thursday (CP Day)-Cranberry Pork (I'm not using a roast though! Hopefully with a few cooking changes, it will taste just as good!), rice, carrots
Friday (OAMC)-Creamy Dill Noodles, chicken strips, salad
Saturday's Snack-Potato Skin Poppers (see below)
Sunday (BFS)-Pancakes & bacon

So. . .we had a bunch of family in town. . .lots of fun/super busy. We had a BBQ and this is the appie my SIL, Ann, made. (BTW--she could have taken over the entire BBQ--she loves to cook so much!) This recipe is from the Cooking on Purpose Wheaton CRC cookbook (p. 12) See our photo? Nope, we are not big during our BBQs on the fancy serving platters. But that is the finished work of none other than Ann. (Couldn't find the recipe for the other strawberry appie, so. . .I'll keep you posted when I get it from her!)

Potato Skin Poppers
3 c. frozen, diced potatoes or hash browns
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
16 oz. sour cream, divided
3/4 c. cooked bacon pieces
1/3 c. chopped green onions
1 dash salt
pepper to taste
14 flour tortillas (smaller size)
2 T. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Cook potatoes in skillet according to package directions. In large bowl, stir together cooked potatoes, cheese, 1 c. sour cream, bacon, green onions, salt and pepper. Warm tortillas. Scoop filling onto tortilla. Fold in two sides of each tortilla to meet in the middle and then roll burrito-style. Brush outside of each rolled tortilla with melted butter and place on a baking pan with seam down. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut diagonally into halves. Serve with remaining sour cream.
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1 comment:

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, those POTATO SKIN POPPERS sound yummy! Great menu you've got there.

Come by and visit me over at Free2Be Frugal.

:)