Monday, December 30, 2013

Meal Plan Monday 12/30/13

Time flies!  Can you believe it's already the beginning of a new year?!?!  Wow.  Just wow.

I made a corn chowder for the first time.  I used an recipe and tweaked it.  It was delicious!  I took over a couple of jars to a family who just had their first little baby.  I packed the soup into leftover spaghetti jars.  Wrapped the tops with some fabric and tied it up with twine.  Then I enclosed a copy of the recipe in case they liked it and wanted to make it in the future.  My husband would never eat this so it was nice to make it and share it with someone else.  

Here's how I made it.

Mexican Chicken Chowder
1 small Onion, finely diced
2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup water
14 oz can corn
14 oz can creamed corn
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 jalapeno diced finely
1 dash tabasco
1 tomato, diced
1 pre-cooked chicken breast, shredded (leftover or use rotisserie)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
12 oz can fat free evaporated milk
½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Saute onion and garlic in oil until softened and golden.  Sprinkle with flour and stir to cook flour about 1 minute.  Whisk in the water, corn and creamed corn.  Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 20 minutes.  

This week we're still out of school.  So here's the plan:

Monday:  Potato Soup with bacon

Tuesday:  Breakfast for dinner - scrambled eggs, bacon, tangerines, toast

Wednesday:  Roasted Turkey, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes

Thursday:  Crock Pot Chicken 

Friday:  Tacos, mexican rice and black bean

Saturday:  Turkey Tetrazzini with broccoli and green beans

Sunday:  Leftovers and sandwiches

Breakfast: peanut butter sandwich, yogurt and apple; egg white and swiss cheese sandwich, applesauce

Lunch: turkey sandwich with applesauce; rice and beans with banana

Snacks:  cheese and apple and peanut butter; yogurt and almonds and banana

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