YAY!!! Last week we stuck to the plan and used up all of the meals planned. It did change slightly because the chicken wasn't thawed in time for dinner one night, but we just had leftovers that night and I cooked one night on the weekend. Typically I try to cook during the week and we have leftovers on the weekend.
We went to the park for a little while on Sunday and I do believe spring is around the corner!! I can't wait for the cherry blossom festival this year!!
We tried the Indian tacos and LOVED them!! We ate them two nights in a row and again on the weekend. I used one pound hamburger meat, 2 cans Ranch Style Beans, and one can water to make mine. The first night I had let the mixture get too thick, so the next night I added some water to it to thin it back out. Samantha is right---it was really good when some of the juices soaked into the bread. Now, I'm going to be asking what her guess is on the measurements for milk/flour for the bread. I made bread two nights and it was super, super sticky. Perhaps I needed more flour?? However, it seemed fine once it was fried up!! We served it with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, cheese, hot sauce (LOVE it!!), and salsa. We use this salsa and LOVE it (we use salsa casera)!!
One thing that I made that wasn't planned was Ree's bread pudding. OH.MY.WORD!! It is sooo good--and I would consider myself one to not like bread pudding!! It even reheats nicely!! My husband had made some bread that we weren't eating fast enough. I didn't want it to go bad, so I decided to use it in this recipe. Another change I made--I didn't have whiskey and didn't want to make a special purchase. However, I did have rum, so I used it. Tasted great to me!! I'll warn you that this is very sweet. I thought about reducing the sugar in the future, but I'm not sure that it would get caramelized the way it should. So, I'll stick to it the way it is and eat a small serving!!
So, on to this week....
Monday--filet mignon with balsamic glaze*, garlic red potatoes*, Syrian green beans
Tuesday--chicken spaghetti, carrots, salad
Wednesday--pulled pork sandwiches*, beans, salad
Thursday--turkey and stuffing loaf (recipe below), green bean casserole, carrots
Friday--chili dog casserole*, fries, salad
I also made a popcorn cake (which I googled and found out Emeril's mom made it for him!!) and purchased everything to make Ree's apple dumplings. I showed the "secret" ingredient to my husband and he HAD to try them--being that he is a HUGE Mt. Dew fan. Me--I can't stand the stuff, but I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out!
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I got this recipe from an online friend. It sounds a bit odd, but we love it. I don't use canned cranberry sauce, I make my own.
Turkey and Stuffing Loaf
1.25 lbs ground turkey
1 box of Stove Top stuffing
1 can cranberry sauce
Make stuffing according to directions on box, mix ground turkey and egg together, add cooked stuffing. Form into loaf on pan or put in loaf pan. Spread cranberry sauce on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour..
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Monday, March 10, 2008
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