Sunday, December 26, 2010

menu planning 12/26-1/1

sunday - turkey and gravy open-faced sandwich
sweet potato pecan casserole
green beans
fruit salad

monday - chicken cordon blue (with swiss)
brown sugar glazed butternut squash
salad with peanut butter dressing and crunchy noodles
peach upside down almond cake

tuesday - creamy asparagus soup
cheesy cauliflower bake
ginger-glazed carrots with slivered almonds

wednesday - flatbread alfredo pizza
scalloped potatoes
broccoli with bacon in a ranch sauce
red grapes

thursday - beef enchiladas
spinach salad with artichoke hearts and mozzarella in a white wine vinegarette
lemon pudding

friday - chicken and dumplings
salad with cucumbers, green peppers and colby jack

saturday - ham, portabella mushroom and spinach crepes (with smoked gouda or feta)
halved brussel sprouts

sunday - halibut over angelhair pasta with asparagus, olives and tomatoes
grilled corn with romano
raspberries in whipping cream

Sunday, December 19, 2010

no menu

we are only home three days this week and one night is spent at a friend house for supper, one night is leftovers and one night is eating out. have a very merry christmas and see you back in the kitchen next week!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

menu planning 12/12-12/18

sunday - tex-mex lasagna
parmesan bread
brussel sprouts

monday - blt
salad with edamame, avocado and feta
apples with peanut butter
chocolate mousse

tuesday - leftovers

wednesday - eat out at rubio's

thursday - broccoli quiche with gouda cheese
sweet potato hashbrowns
peanut butter fudge

friday - rotisserie chicken with summer squash and julienned carrots
mashed potatoes

saturday - spicy sausage chili
crackers and cheese
spinach salad with cranberries and candied walnuts

sunday - pineapple-black bean (and mozzarella) enchiladas
sweet corn
melting moments cookies

Monday, December 6, 2010

cauliflower-crust pizza

you will need: mixing bowl, saran wrap, fork, paper towels, wax paper, cookie sheet with edge
yields 4 servings

2 heads cauliflower
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon parsley
1 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup slice mushrooms
pepperoni or cooked hamburger

preheat oven to 450 degrees.

break cauliflower off the head into a microwavable bowl. cover with saran wrap and microwave 5 minutes.

allow to cool and mash the cauliflower into small pieces (the size of rice) with a fork (can also use a cheese grater). set on a paper towl and 'dry' cauliflower. place back into bowl.

mix cauliflower, cheese, egg.

place wax paper on cookie sheet (it WILL stick otherwise) and press mixture into flat "crust". sprinkle with spices. cook for 20-25 minutes (or until edges are dark golden brown).

remove from heat. add sauce and toppings. place under broiler until cheese is melted.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

menu planning 12/5-12/11

sunday - eat out at lola's

monday - crunchy cashew salmon
apricot couscous
grilled zucchini spears
scotcharoo bars

tuesday - cattleman ribs
shrimp with cocktail sauce
blue cheese bites
garlic fried baby potatoes

wednesday - cauliflower-crust pizza
baby carrots with french onion dip

thursday - jalapeno guacamole cheddar burgers
baked beans
cottage cheese
almond bark pretzels

friday - leftovers

saturday - eat out with in-laws

sunday - tex-mex lasagna
parmesan bread
brussel sprouts
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