Monday, March 12, 2007
Menu Plan Monday
Okay, I must start by saying I figured out who I got the ham recipe from that I made last week: Mamalicious posted it a couple of weeks ago here. I have to give her credit and link it this week because it. was. the. BEST! My family absolutely loved it, and I wish I'd have bought a bigger ham so we would've had more leftovers. If you missed it when she posted it, go back and get the recipe! I might use it for our Easter ham this year. :) And, the pizza pancakes were a hit as well. Thanks, Laura!
I am kickin' it into high gear this week in the "spring cleaning" department, so I reserve the right to cancel the following plans in favor of sandwiches or cold cereal in the event I go missing in one of our closets (or throw my back out!) but here's what I have planned this week:
Monday: Pan-fried tilapia with lemon pepper, steamed vegetables, crescent rolls
Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, black beans, corn
Wednesday: Beef Casserole, mixed veggies (I didn't make this last Sunday like I had planned)
Thursday: Left overs
Friday: Hawaiian Chicken Bake, rice, stir-fried veggies, rolls
Weekend: Sandwiches and leftovers
Creamy Ground Beef Casserole
(This recipe is described as a "comfort food" that kids will love. I am making it with low-fat ingredients to "comfort" my conscience. :) It looks good, I think.)
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (8 oz.) pkg. elbow macaroni
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (12 oz.) ctn. cottage cheese
1 (8 oz.) ctn. sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 (6 oz.) pkgs. sliced mozzarella cheese
Brown ground beef, drain. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook macaroni, drain and set aside. Combine cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream and onion; stir well. Layer half each of the macaroni, cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese and meat sauce in a greased 13x9x2" baking dish. Repeat layers except for mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Place remaining cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
For more plans and awesome ideas from some of the best cooks on the web (as well as some great tips for getting organized this spring) visit Laura the Organizing Junkie. Have a yummy week!