Monday, March 23, 2009

Recipe Sharing and a Little Menu Planning

So, I thought I would share my week's menu with you today. I try to do menu planning as much as possible, and honestly it is a lot more forgiving on the pocket book than going out to eat is. So, I am going to share what I am hoping to have for this week's dinners, and I have a few recipes to share as well.

Monday-Baked Breaded Tenderloins, parslied potatoes, and peas
Tuesday-Spaghetti with homemade sauce (recipe below), salad and garlic bread
Wednesday-Hubby's favorite-Beef Stroganoff (recipe below), Rice, and green beans
Thursday-Pulled Pork BBQ, baked beans, broccoli
Friday-Homemade Pizza. I would like to try Stacey's pizza crust recipe!

Spaghetti Sauce
2 cans tomato sauce (15oz each)-I used Italian flavor
1 can tomato paste (12oz)
1 can water (15oz)
1 can mushrooms (4oz)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 pkg Lawry's dry Spaghetti Sauce Mix
2lbs Hamburger
1/4 C chopped onion
garlic powder or fresh garlic to taste

Brown hamburger, onion and garlic-drain grease. Add all other ingredients in sauce pan with drained hamburger. Simmer for 1-2 hours. The longer the sauce simmers the better the flavor. Serves 6-8 (It just depends on how much sauce you like on your spaghetti. I like a lot!)

Beef Stroganoff-Chad's Favorite
2-2 and 1/2 lbs of tenderized round steak, cut into bite size pieces
1/4-1/2 C of flour to dredge round steak pieces in
1/4 C chopped onion
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cans mushrooms (4oz each)
1 can Franco American Beef Gravy (10 oz)
1-2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
3 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 14oz boiling water
16 oz sour cream

Add salt and pepper to flour, and then dredge the meat in it. Brown the floured and seasoned meat in 2-3 Tbsp crisco in stock pot. Add beef bouillon dissolved in water along with worcestershire sauce, gravy and mushrooms. Simmer for 1/2 hour or so. Stir in sour cream. Chad likes it served over steamed rice, but you could also do egg noodles. Serves 4-6.

I hope you like the recipes. Let me know if you give them a try. Also, do you have any good lunch ideas? I seem to struggle the most with lunch.


Jayne said...

Sounds yummy!

Tricia said...

yum yum yum. Can you come cook for me?

Stacey said...

SOunds so good! How did the pizza crust work out?


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