Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 9/14/09 - 9/20/09

Ready for a new week!

I've been looking through my cookbooks. I'm trying to pull out some forgotten recipes, so hopfully we'll enjoy some old favorites. We're trying a couple new things, too, and I'm planning to double the Lazagna and putting the extras put in the freezer.

It should be a good week! Thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday!

busicuts and applebutter (made in my tiny Crock Pot on Saturday)
Grilled Cheese sandwiches and fresh peaches
out to dinner -- Little Birthday Celebration :)

Soup, crackers, cheese
Lazagna, peas, salad, bread

oatmeal, eggs and potatoes
grilled sausages, couscous
out to McAllen for church

Grilled Turkey and cheese
Peppersteak, rice

Chilequillas w/ fresh salsa
Chicken Enchiladas, rice, beans

BLT (turkeybacon)
Chicken Tostadas

Cereal, fruit
Fajita, rice, beans, salsa

We make fresh salsa a lot lately, the nice thing is, you can really suit it to your own taste. We make a cooked salsa, which is suprisingly simple, I usually use roma tomatoes they are the best price here and pretty flavorful, too.

here's what I do:
4-5 roma tomatoes
3-4 jalepenos or serrano peppers, (we've been using serranos lately, they have a different flavor - I think they are a little milder, too. this still makes a medium spicy salsa, so you may want more or less depending on your own taste)
2 cloves of garlic
chunk of onion

put it in a sauce pan with water to boil bring up to a rapid boil for a few minutes, then turn off. I let mine sit for a while and get back to it when I can (I get a little busy sometimes...) Take out tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion with a slotted spoon and put in blender, blend till smooth, add a little water from that you boiled in if you need to loosen it up a little. Salt to taste and eat it hot or let cool and refridgerate. Easy!

You can even do this in the mictowave! Put the stuff in a microwave in water in a bowl, and microwave on high for 5 minutes then follow the rest of the direcitions. Even Easier!!

Love in Christ!

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