Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Wowzer this week is busy. It's sort of good Kyle is back to normal--walking to work--so the boys and are not stuck without a car. Also back to normal 8 hour days so Kyle isn't driving home at 6am exhausted in morning traffic. BUT now we are also back to having to do our business stuff and eat dinner before he leaves at 3pm. Monday Reese has school and a visit to the ophthalmologist, so we'll be eating on the run. Tuesday I have to go to Reese's dentist to get my molds made for my free teeth whitening---I won the drawing for referring someone!! So whoever recently went to Reese's dentist, Dr. Jessie Banks, thanks a bunch! Wednesday = school, Thursday = my normal dental cleaning and a filling repair.
So the PLAN is:
Monday: on the run (so this already happened and we got Taco Bell)
Tuesday: pulled pork sandwiches with a side salad
Wednesday: Sausage and Peppers
1 lbs. Sweet Italian Sausgae
2-3 bell peppers sliced
2 yellow onions sliced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
tsp each oregano and basil
4 garlic cloves chopped
2 TBLS tomato paste
1/2-1 cup marsala wine
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
italian sandwich rolls or serve over rice

Cook your sausage per directions, set aside
medium heat cook peppers, onions, salt, pepper
add tomato paste, stir, add marsala wine, stock, tomatoes, seasonings
cut sausage into 1 inch pieces, add back in, stir to combine
cook until sauce thickens about 20 mins.
Serve on rolls or over rice.
We do rolls.
Thursday: White Chili -- this is a ready made thing from costco the sample lady had last time we were there, I think $8.99 for 2 tubs and 1 tub will feed us.
Friday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes (I got yukon golds for $0.16 per pound--seriously!!), broccoli/cauliflower/carrot medley
Saturday: roast a whole chicken (that I bought way back for $0.69 per pound), baked or mashed potatoes, brussells sprouts
Sunday: curry stir fry-- this keeps getting bumped

The best thing about this week's plan is the only thing I didn't already have was the sausage ($5.49 for some fancy brand) and bell peppers ($1 each) for the sausage and peppers meal. I would've improvised with frozen pepper slices and some AmyLu's Chicken Sausage, but we were at Central Market on Sunday, so I went ahead and got those items on sale.

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