Monday, November 11, 2013

Menu Plan for the Week of 11/10/13

This week I'm joining up again for Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday Link-Up. 

I'm sorry today's post is so late in getting up, we were supposed to be running errands today but I had to reschedule them... so, instead, we did a deep spring-cleaning in the fall. I had just been saying that we needed to air out the house before winter set it and what happened? It began snowing! Snow, on Nov. 11th. Snow. So, my husband turned on some Christmas carols and we continued cleaning.

One of my favorite casserole dishes shattered in the oven yesterday evening. Ruined a perfectly good dish of au gratin potatoes. Now, I need to begin looking for a replacement and it's not as easily done as said. The one I need to replace was round, had a lid, made of a ceramic like material, and had to be at least 20 years old. Needless to say this item has been added to the list of "what to look for in the thrift stores".

Oh ... wait ... this week's menu. Right, let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we?

Sunday - Ham dinner with green bean casserole and au gratin mashed potatoes
Monday - Steak, fried potatoes, and left over green bean casserole
Tuesday - Pot pies (late dinner night, catechism)
Wednesday - Split Pea Soup made with left over ham (real late dinner, last swim class)
Thursday - Homemade Chicken Quesadillas
Friday - Sea Food Pasta *
Saturday - Left over buffet or thrown together meals

* Recipe for our Sea Food Pasta:

  • 1 bag 30 cnt shrimp - precooked (bought on sale if possible or most other sea foods can be substituted)
  • Spaghetti Noodles (as much as you'd make for spaghetti to feed your family)
  • 1 small bag frozen sugar peas (or another veggie if you prefer)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp butter
  • garlic sea salt from grinder
  • Parmesan cheese
This is a one pot meal and very tasty even our five year old likes it. Fill pot with enough water to boil your pasta and add a smidge extra, salt the water, and wait for it to boil. Once water is boiling add in your spaghetti. Let cook about half way and then add your FROZEN veggie to the pot. In the last 2-3 minutes add in your shrimp. When the pasta is finished drain the entire pot then place everything back into the pot, minus the water. Add the extra virgin olive oil and butter (butter here is only for taste so please use real butter if possible) and stir gently. Once pasta is completely coated with the oil/butter mix season to taste with the garlic sea salt. Serve with Parmesan cheese, garlic bread, and side salad if you desire.

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