Sunday, May 16, 2010

And the kickoff to summer is here!

Every year millions of us crazy Canucks (no not the LOSING hockey team, it's a slang for Canadians) anticipate the arrival of Summer. May long weekend is traditionally a weekend for beers, friends, lakes, sunburns and well CAMPING! We are lucky this year to break away a few days early and extend our may long into more of a week than a weekend. So Thursday to Sunday are camping meals, and for the record next week's plan will be posted Monday not Sunday!

Enjoy your summer kickoff my friends!
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Monday- Sweet & spicy cashew chicken stir fry (didn't make last week)

T-Steak and veggie kabobs on the bbq

W- Chicken, tomato & Mozza salad (leftovers for lunch Thursday )

Ingredients

2 breasts Cold Grilled chicken
approx. 1 cup Fresh Mozzarella cubed, or 1 container Mozza balls
1 carton grape Tomatoes
1 package Fresh Basil
Garlic Salt – to taste
Pepper – to taste
Balsamic Vinegar enough to coat the salad

Directions
Cut tomatoes, chicken, mozzarella into small bite size pieces
Grill the chicken the night before…OR grill and cool in fridge
Grape work well…If using regular tomatoes, remove the seeds so its not to juicy.
Combine with fresh basil - you can leave the basil in leaves or chop, depending on your taste.
Add garlic salt & pepper to taste

Thursday- Potato salad, brown beans and bbq chicken breasts marinated in ????

Friday - chili, rolls and garden salad (leftover for lunch Sat)
Ingredients

1 pound hot Italian sausage, removed from casing (we use mild...the chili has quite a kick as is.)
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 envelope chili seasoning mix
1 16 ounce can of kidney beans, drained (optional)
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
1 15 ounce can of chicken broth

Crumble sausage and ground beef into large skillet. Add onion. Over medium high heat, partially cook sausage, ground beef and onion. Place cooked meat mixture in crock pot. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on:
Low-8 hours OR
High-4 hours
This recipe is for the 3 to 5 quart crock pot.

Saturday- steaks, roasted baby potatoes w/peppers, carrots, mushrooms, garlic & corn

Sunday - burgers/ hotdogs , chips, veggies and dip

4 comments:

CynthiaK said...

Mmmm...beeeer.... (that's written in my best Homer Simpson)

Oh, summer, how we love you up here in Canada.

Mighty fine recipes there! Wow! When I have a kitchen again, I'm going to be serving up some of these!

MealPlanningMama said...

I have been following the kitchen reno Cynthia, you are insane! I don't know if I could do it!

ModernMom said...

Oh your menus sound fabulous!! Happy May 2-4 :)

C said...

OH.
MY.
GOSH!

I am so hungry! I haven't cooked supper in three days. My husband has decided it's BBQ time and has cooked for the past 3 nights in a row. Either he's being exceptionally helpful...or he thinks I'm mad at him. Either way, I haven't had to make supper in 3 nights! That is absolutely SHOCKING!!!

BTW, I've got an award for you on my blog: http://lifeonmanitoulin.blogspot.com/2010/05/awww.html