Sunday, December 6, 2009

Popping my to speak...

So this is my VERY FIRST BLOG EVER. I figured I write a meal plan every week, and email it to a bunch of people so why not blog it instead??? Secretly I have always wanted to blog because I read so damn many of them.

So, who am I? A crazy red headed wife, and Mum of 2 beautiful girls. I enjoy cooking and baking and one day I will own a restaurant....okay maybe more like a cafe....hahaha....but without further ado here is my first, of hopefully many, weekly meal plans....and yes I do use other websites for recipes, they are not all my own, ONE DAY my friends, one day.


P.S. it is Roast beast Sunday, hence Monday's meal....

Monday - Philly Cheese steak sandwiches & oven fries
Half a loaf of garlic bread
left over roast beef
green peppers sauteed with sliced onions
assemble and bake

Oven fries :

As many potatoes as people
cut like fries
place foil on a baking sheet
toss potatoes in a bowl with olive oil, and seasoning salt
spread potatoes on baking sheet
cook at 350 for 40 mins or until done...seriously, lame i know but some ovens take longer.

Tuesday - Chicken Taco Salad 

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup salsa
8 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1-1/2 cups lightly crushed tortilla chips
1/2 cup Tex Mex Shredded Cheese

Cook and stir chicken in large nonstick frying pan sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Add combined dressing and salsa; stir until well blended. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.

Place 2 cups of the lettuce on each of 4 salad plates; sprinkle evenly with crushed chips. Top with chicken mixture and cheese. Serve warm.

Wednesday - Three cheese Chicken Penne  (or any other pasta you have on hand!)

1-1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta, uncooked
1 pkg. (283 g) fresh baby spinach leaves
1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1-1/2 cups (1/2 of 700-mL jar) pasta sauce
1-2/3 cups (1/2 of 796-mL can) diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup Light Cream Cheese Spread
1 cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. 100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese

HEAT oven to 375ºF. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding spinach to the boiling water for the last 1 min.

MEANWHILE, heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add chicken and basil; cook 3 min. or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Add pasta sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in cream cheese spread until melted.

DRAIN pasta and spinach; return to same saucepan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into 2-L or 8-inch square baking dish.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Bake 3 min. or until cheese is melted.

Thursday -Our Perfect Zesty Chicken Tortilla Bake It is my second batch as the recipe made 2 (the recipe made 2 dishes)

Friday - Make your own pizzas , i may try this recipe that I never did make....BBQ chicken pizza - ( I will roast some garlic and add it)

1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup diced grilled chicken
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 bulb of roasted garlic


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Place pizza crust on cookie sheet. Spread with barbecue sauce. Scatter chicken over top. Sprinkle evenly with red pepper, green pepper and onion. Cover with cheese.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Saturday - UGLY SWEATER PARTY & POTLUCK! (More on this later.....)

Sunday - Who knows.... Probably wings or something equally easy, like leftover appies from the party