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I'm a stay at home mother of 2 adorable children, a daughter of the King, a loyal friend, and a Martha Stewart trainee. :-)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Menu Plan Monday ~ March 3

Well last week, my family had the flu bug. So needless to say I did not completely stick to our menu. We didn't have hearty appetites anyhow. So this week my goal is to get back on track.

My daughter and I went to the library today. I checked out a few cookbooks. So a couple of the recipes here are from the Dream Dinners cookbook. I'm curious how those will turn out. The recipes each have ingredient lists to make 1 or 3 dish(es). So I'm going to make 3 of each. One to eat the night I make it and two to freeze. So hopefully I plan it all out correctly because I'm planning on only going grocery shopping once this week. :-)

Monday- Caesar Chicken Casserole (This is from my freezer meals; it's already thawing in my fridge.) & salad

Tuesday- Chicken Enchiladas w/ green sauce and Mexican rice

Wednesday- Baked Pasta and Lemon Chicken or Shrimp (from the Dream Dinners cookbook) & salad

Thursday- Burritos

Friday- Chicken Parmesan (also from the Dream Dinners cookbook)

Saturday- Chicken Fried Rice

Sunday- Chili (homemade from my freezer meals) and homemade cornbread

If I feel quite ambitious, I may make some Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet this week. I have a lot of buttermilk and a ton of lemons from my grandparents-in-law's tree. I got this recipe from The Perfect Scoop. (Love that library!) :-)

For more menu plans this week see to Organized Junkie.


Crystal DuBois said...

I LOVE THE DREAM DINNERS COOKBOOK!!!!! I make the Chicken Lemon pasta all the time. And, it is one of those meals that are even better the next day. I make it with precooked tyson chicken strips, and fettuccine instead of spaghetti. I know that pasta is pasta, but to me it makes a difference. Also, I heat mine in a skillet. It taste funny to me from the oven. I really hope you love it as much as I did.

Crystal DuBois said...

One more thing. The chicken parm is really good too... just be careful how long you let it marinade in the italian dressing. To long and the vinegar starts to "cook" the chicken and it gets a little tough, too short and the flavor doesn't penetrate. Also, when I made this I was disturbed at how much of the breadcrumb/parmesean mixture was left over after I breaded the chicken. I started putting the mixture in an old parmesean shaker instead. I keep in in the fridge. Now much less gets wasted.

Shilah said...

Thanks Crystal. I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind when I make those dinners. Especially the ones about the Chicken Parmesan, I'll set a timer for the marinade. I love the Dream Dinners Cookbook. I may have to buy that one! :-)