Thursday, March 24, 2011

Roasted Asparagus

I got this recipe off of Kitchen Boss, it looked so good I just had to make it! :) The original recipe can be found here.

Roasted Asparagus

1 lb medium stalk Asparagus
abt. 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
Fresh Parmesan for Grating (I just used dried parm. and I'm sure it would be a lot better with fresh!)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a rack set in the middle. Rinse and pat dry the asparagus. One Spear at a time, snap off the bottoms of each stalk where it wants to break naturally. Lay the asparagus on a sheet pan with enough extra virgin olive oil just enough to coat and a generous pinch of salt and toss to coat. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly across the spears and put the tray in the oven to toast for 7-10 minutes, when the bread crumbs are golden brown. Grate Parmesan over the asparagus.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Menu Plan 3/14-3/20

Monday- Gnocchi w/ Alfredo, Asparagus and garlic bread Gnocchi, Alfredo sauce, Asparagus, E.V. Olive Oil, salt, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Garlic Bread

Tuesday- Crispy Southwest chicken Wraps w/ salad Chicken, Black Beans, Rice, Cilantro, lime, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, onion powder, tortillas, cheese, sour cream, cayenne pepper, spinach, Romaine Lettuce, dressing, croutons

Wednesday- Crepes w/ fruit dip filling and strawberries Flour, eggs, milk, water, salt, butter, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, cool whip, cream cheese, strawberries

Thursday- Irish Pasties w/ gravy and salad Pie crust-butter, flour, salt, water, shredded beef, potatoes, salt and pepper, beef drippings, corn starch, onion powder, garlic salt, beef bullion, salad, dressing

Friday- Burritos Tortillas, beans, cheese, sour cream, hot sauce

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Family Dinner

Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Plan 3/7-3/13

Monday- Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce, Zucchini, Garlic Bread
Fettuccine, Alfredo Sauce (I am just using store bought due to lack of energy, but if you want to make your own it is delish!), Steamed Zucchini (have you tried it pan fried in butter?... YUM!), Garlic bread

Tuesday- German Pancakes w/ fruit (didn't get around to it last week)
Eggs, milk, flour, salt, butter, peaches, pears, syrup, powdered sugar

Wednesday- Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
Beans, Cheese, Tortillas, Butter

Thursday- Orange Chicken w/ rice and veggies (going to try to come up w/ an easy version!)
Shredded Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Zucchini, Carrots, Broccoli, orange sauce (I found some Panda Express Orange Sauce at the grocery store... not at good as homemade, but much less effort for a preggo me!)

Friday- Leftovers

Saturday- Chicken Enchiladas with Tortilla Chips
Shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, green enchilada sauce, tortillas, cheddar cheese, chips

Sunday- Family Dinner

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hobo Dinners

This is a really simple meal that is really good and has lots of veggies!

1lb ground beef (I use less b/c I don't like a ton of meat in mine)
1 can french style green beans
1 c. frozen white corn or 1 can corn
3 or 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 or 3 potatoes, peeled and sliced/cubed
onion powder
garlic salt
salt and pepper
2 TBS butter

Get 2 big pieces of tin foil ( like 16 in.) divide meat and veggies onto each one. For my hubby I shape the ground beef into a patty and for me I break it into small pieces and just mix it all in with the veggies. I usually boil the potatoes and carrots for a few minutes because they take while to cook otherwise. Put a TBS of butter in each one. Salt, pepper and flavor w/ just a little bit of onion powder and garlic salt. You don't want too put to much and I usually just add some salt afterwards cuz you can always add more, but you can't take it out!! :) fold the tin foil over so it is sealed and place on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven at 475 degrees for 10 minutes then flip and cook it for an additional 7-10 minutes until the vegetables are all soft and the meat is cooked through!