Monday, January 12, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

One of my goals for 2009 is to plan our weekly meals each week and to only buy the ingredients needed at the grocery store. So many times I go to the grocery store w/o a plan and end up purchasing many items that we don't need or already have. So, here is our weekly meal plan for this week. What's for dinner in your neck of the woods?

Monday- Honey Grilled Shrimp/Baked Potatoes
Tuesday- Spaghetti/Salad/Garlic Breadsticks
Wednesday- Crockpot Angel Chicken/Green Beans/Biscuits
Thursday- McDonalds before Elmo Live!
Friday- Chicken Tetrazzini/Black-eyed Peas/Crescent Rolls

Honey Grilled Shrimp

1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 T black pepper
1/3 c. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. dry white wine
2 T. Italian salad dressing
1 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined w/ tails attached
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. melted butter
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
skewers

1. Mix together garlic powder, black pepper, 1/3 c. Worcestershire sauce, wine and salad dressing; add shrimp, and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

2. Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

3. In a small bowl, stir together honey, melted butter and remaining 2 T. Worcestershire sauce. Set aside for basting.

4. Lightly oil grill grate. Grill shrimp for 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Baste occassionally with the honey-butter sauce while grilling.

Crockpot Angel Chicken

6 boneless chicken breasts, thawed
1/2 c. butter
1 pkg. Italian salad dressing
1 can Golden Mushroom soup
1/2 c. white wine
4 oz. cream cheese
pkg. angel hair pasta (cook according to directions on box)

1. Place chicken in crockpot.

2. In sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in Italian dressing mix, soup, cream cheese and wine.

3. Pour sauce over chicken.

4. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

5. Shred chicken and mix with cooked, angel hair pasta.

Chicken Tetrazzini

4 oz. cooked spaghetti
2 c. cooked chicken
1 c. chicken broth
8 oz. sour cream
1 can cream of celery soup
Grated Cheddar cheese

1. Mix all ingredients, except cheese.

2. Top with grated cheese.

3. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

You can check out more menus at http://orgjunkie.com/ Enjoy!

5 comments:

Elder Family said...

Your meal plan looks tasty. I'm going to save a couple of your recipes and try them soon. Thanks for the ideas.

Jodi said...

good for you - I need to jump on this bandwagon! Great inspiration!

Elder Family said...

I got the recipes from another blog -- Meal Planning 101. Here is the link to the wings recipe: http://themealplanner.blogspot.com/2008/10/baked-buffalo-chicken-wings.html. And for the potato skins: http://themealplanner.blogspot.com/2008/10/potato-skins.html. There are lots of recipes that look good on this blog. You may want to browse around some.

Autumn said...

OH wow, that is great! I know supper is something we really struggle with!

n*stitches said...

yummy! Thanks for posting the crockpot recipes! I need to use my crockpot more!