Sunday, September 12, 2010

weekly menu

we all know the benefits of planning your meals for the week. it saves you time, money, extra trips to the grocery store, the infamous "what's for dinner" dilemma at 4:30 p.m. and the desperate drive-thru runs.
i've been practicing this discipline for several weeks now and have been so pleased with the results. in doing so i've been collecting some new recipes to give us variety now that we're eating at home more often. i'm always curious what other people are making for dinner and i thought you might be too! i'm going to start posting my weekly meal plan here in hopes that it may inspire you to create your own menu and maybe even give you some recipe ideas. of course, you are always welcome to pass on your successful recipes to me:)

MONDAY stuffed zucchini
TUESDAY italian crock pot chicken
WEDNESDAY breakfast casserole
THURSDAY grilled chicken, yummy potatoes, and veggies
FRIDAY mexican chili beans and cornbread
SATURDAY pumpkin scones for breakfast and leftovers for dinner

i've made the stuffed zucchini before so i will post the recipe below. as for the new things i'm trying i'll give you the verdict after we've tried them and include the recipe if they were a hit

Stuffed Zucchini

4 zucchini squash, split lengthwise

1 T oil,

1 t minced garlic,

1t salt

1t pepper

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, seeded & chopped

1 lb ground turkey or chicken

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pine nuts or chopped walnuts

Scoop out each zucchini leaving a small amount of flesh in shell. Reserve 1 cup chopped zucchini flesh. Place zucchini halves cut side down in large glass baking dish. Add 1 cup water, cover w/ plastic wrap venting at corner & microwave for 4 mins. In large nonstick skillet, cook 1 cup chopped zucchini flesh, onion, green pepper & garlic in 1 T oil on medium for 5 min. Add meat & brown. Add salt & pepper. Remove from heat & stir in cheese. Fill each zucchini half with stuffing then sprinkle w/ nuts & bake @ 400 for 10 mins. These are wonderful with rice as you can use the overflowing filling to top the rice or eat it on its own.

1 comment:

lani said...

i made this last night! i doubled (in some cases tripled) everything but the beef and stretched 1lb of beef for 7 adults plus leftovers! thanks for the recipe. :)