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In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This is going to be pretty boring and basic but I am doing it so hopefully I can stay on track and get back to saving us some money! This last minute meal planning is costing a lot of money. I still cannot eat beef very much (it makes me ill) so we are trying some new things! I will post recipes to go with this as I get time!

Monday- Leftover Ham, steamed carrots, cabbage, Baked Potatoes, Sweet tea

Tuesday-*Charlie's Mexican Chicken, Mexican Rice & Beans, Sweet tea

Wednesday- *Italian Sandwiches, Marinated mushrooms & olives,*Potato Salad, Sweet tea

Thursday- Cheesy Ham & Rice Soup, French Bread, Sweet tea

Friday- BLT's, Potato Salad, Sweet tea

Saturday- Ham Sandwiches, *Deviled eggs, Pickles, Sweet tea

Sunday- *Rotini with Two Cheeses, Peas & Carrots, Salad, *Blueberry Cheese Tart, Sweet tea

*I will try to get these recipes posted later today. Just be patient with me and check back! I have a house to clean and two children with one on the way! I also have to make a trip to town (30 minutes away) later today and call my mother who is out of town on vacation. Needless to say, I will not be blogging and definitely not be at the computer much today. I have already spent way too much time as it is! Have a great & productive day!
Updated: Here are the recipes, Enjoy!
Italian Sandwiches
1 jar mild pickled Italian peppers (peperoncini) undrained (Greek will work, too)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
Submarine or Italian rolls (8 in. long) split
1/3 c. butter at room temp.
Spicy mustard
German Bologna, thinly sliced
Muenster cheese
Hard Salami
Olives, sliced & drained
Lettuce & tomato (if you like)
Vinegar & oil (if you like)
Combine peppers, onions & olives in bowl; toss to mix. Spread cut sides of rolls with butter, then with mustard. For each sandwich, layer bologna, cheese, salami & pepperoni. Sprinkle with italian herbs (parsley, tarragon & chives) optional. Drain peppers, olives & onions. Pat dry with paper towel. Arrange on top of meat, cheese & herbs. Drizzle with small amount of vinegar & oil. Cover with tops of rolls; cut sandwiches crosswise into halves or thirds to serve.
*Rotini with Two Cheeses
12 oz. rotini pasta
1 & 1/2 Tbsp. salt
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. all p. flour
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. dry mustard (I use spicy mustard)
1/4 tsp. white pepper
3 & 1/2 c. milk
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. Worcesteshire sauce
4 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded
4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Add rotini and salt to large pan of boiling water; cook, stirring occasionally until almost but not quite tender.6 to 7 minutes. Drain.
2. Melt butter in med. saucepan over med. heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles for 1 minute.
3. Add mushrooms, 3 of the onions and worcestershire sauce to saucepan; mix well. Add swiss and cheddar cheeses; cook and stir over med.-low heat until cheeses are melted.
4. Combine rotini and cheese sauce in large bowl; mix well. Transfer to greased 2 qt. baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes (350 degrees). Garnish with remaining green onions.
* Blueberry Cheese Tart
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp.
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1.3 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups fresh or dry -pack frozen blueberries
1/3 c. blueberry jelly
Butter cookie tart (recipe follows)
Whipped cream and blueberries for garnish
Butter Cookie Tart
1 & 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. grated orange rind (I skip this step)
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter, room temp.
2 large egg yolks
3/4 tsp. vanilla
For tart:
1. Mix flour, sugar, orange rind and salt in med. bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla; knead in bowl until smooth. Regrigerate, wrapped in plastic for at least 2 hrs.
2. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface onto 11 inch circle; fit into 9X1 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Line pastry with parchment paper; fill with pie weights.
3. Bake in preheated 400 oven until pastry is set, about 10 min. Remove parchment and weights; continue baking until golden, about 5 minutes longer. Cool completely on wire rack.
For pie:
1. Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add condensed milk; beating until blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla.
2. Spread cream cheese mixture into Butter Cookie Tart Shell. Refrigerate, covered ,until filling is set, at least 3 hrs.
3. Place blueberries on top of filling in 2nd layer. Melt jelly in small saucepan over med. heat; spoon over blueberries to glaze. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped cream & blueberries.
Okay, that is all the recipes that I am posting today, I am exhausted! Hope you enjoy them!

Love, Julie


crystal said...

Sounds delicious....by the way...the brisket was delicious.Thank You..

Love ya sis

Denise said...

Sounds really good sweetie.

Denise said...

Thanks for the recipes.

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