Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

It's my 2nd week participating in Menu Plan Monday hosted by This week is a busy week for us, so the meals are super quick and simple. Last week's crockpot teriyaki steak and rice was SO good. Definitely a great way to use steak in the winter when you can't bbq. I ended up serving it with stir-fry veggies (onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, broccoli, and snap peas - all were on hand in the fridge already) instead of the tossed salad. We also had a quick change of plans, which happens pretty often around here :-) and had company over on short notice for Sunday supper, so I pulled a casserole out of the freezer to use instead of making the scheduled whole wheat pasta penne. I am really looking forward to Friday Night Pizza Night this week! Here are my supper plans for the week.

Monday - Lemon Dill Salmon Fillets, Potato Wedges, Carrot Sticks (this was on the menu last week Monday but didn't get made because we were invited over for supper :-) )

Tuesday - Taco Salad (using leftover taco meat from freezer)

Wednesday - Easy Homemade Cream-of-Tomato Soup (recipe below), grilled cheese

Thursday - Whole wheat penne pasta, tomato sauce (just sauteed mushrooms and onions mixed with a jar of pasta sauce), caesar salad (on the menu last week, but didn't get made)

Friday - Pizza Night! I'm making a Tuscan Pizza (see below) and BBQ Ranch Chicken Pizza

Saturday - Leftover pizza

Sunday - Lemon Chicken Rice Soup (using homemade chicken stock and leftover chicken from last week's roasted chicken) and Cheese Biscuits


Easy Homemade Cream-of-Tomato Soup
Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 1 small onion, chopped 1 large 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup of chicken stock (I usually use 1 cup water and 1 tsp chicken-in-a-mug)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Instructions: Melt butter in a medium-large soup pot. Add onion and saute until soft and clear. Add can of tomatoes, chicken stock, baking soda, and sugar. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Heat cream in the microwave just until hot (not boiling). Add hot cream to soup. Blend with hand-held blender until almost smooth. Serves 4.

Tuscan Pizza

Use your favourite pizza crust recipe and then add the following:
Mix a little mayonnaise (about 2 tsp) and 1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic with your favourite pizza sauce for one pizza. Top with crumbled or cubed feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, red onions, sliced black olives, and lots of spinach. Top with a mix of cheddar, mozzarella, and feta cheese.

* For more great meal ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at *

1 comment:

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I am new to your blog. Great menu and recipes!

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