Sunday, February 6, 2011

Holy Snow Batman!

As I sit here planning this weeks meals the snow is falling outside my window. It's been falling ALL day. It's beautiful and white and looks really fluffy. It makes me think of warm things, like coffee and baileys errr I mean like soup and stew and pasta. I spent the morning with some of my favorite ladies and our brood of kidlets so I apologize for the lateness in this post. So without further ado here is yet another meal plan from good ole Meal Planning Mama!

Monday- Sweet & Spicy cashew chicken stir-fry (use frozen veggies, cashews, stir fry noodles, and chicken breasts)

Tuesday - Steak and peppers quesadillas

Wednesday- Winter Beef stew

Thursday- Pork tenderloin, rice and veggies

Friday - Munchies (meat, crackers, cheese, 7 layer dip & nachos)

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Roast Beef, yorkshire pudding, veggies and potatoes


Perfect Winter Beef Stew (Slow cooker version)

3/4 cup zesty Italian dressing
2 lb. stewing beef, cut into 1-inch chunks
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
6 carrots , sliced
1 1/2 cups peas
1-1/2 lb. potatoes (about 5), peeled, cut into large chunks
1 can (19 fl oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 fl oz) beef broth

Marinate beef and cook bacon, onions and mushrooms as directed. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Add meat, onions, mushrooms and remaining ingredients to slow cooker; cook 10 to 12 hours on LOW (or 5 to 6 hours on HIGH). Stir in 2 Tbsp. flour mixed with 2 Tbsp. water. Cook 15 min. or until sauce is thickened.


Unknown said...

Hey, lady! LOVE your recipes! *drool* Thought I'd let you know about this :) xo

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CynthiaK said...

Quesadillas. You know, I love them and I never, ever make them! I'm not sure why they seem so...overwhelming. LOL!

I will try to make some! You have inspired me! :)

Stephanie said...

Why do I not ever think to put cashews in my stir-frys? Love.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the love ladies!!!!