Monday, February 9, 2009

Another Menu Plan Monday

I can't believe another week has flown by so quickly!!

This week's dinners will include:

Kentucky Chili
Crockpot Potato Chowder with drop biscuits
Lentil Soup
Mexican Meat with refried beans, tortillas, and rice
Beef Stew with Cornbread

Lunches will be: bologna or tuna sandwiches, apple or tangelo, apple sauce, and a juice pouch.
Breakfasts will include: "Lucky Charms"-type bulk cereal, Pancakes, chocolate chip bagels, or Maple and Brown sugar oatmeal.
I also bought Oriental snack mix for the hubby, and stuff to make these homemade soft pretzels.

Kentucky Chili

We dubbed this Kentucky Chili because it is the way my mom has always made it for us, and she grew up in Louisville.

-1 pound hamburger
-1 yellow onion, diced
-1 large can Chili con carne with beans
-1 large can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-1 large can diced tomatoes
-Chili powder and pepper to taste
-1 pound spaghetti (cooked)

Brown the hamburger with the onion and add the seasonings. Dump in all of the canned goods and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked (plain!!) spaghetti. Enjoy!

Mexican Meat

This is another one of my Mom's recipes. We probably had this once a week when I was growing up.

-1 pound diced steak
-1 yellow onion, diced
-1 large can diced tomatoes
-2 cans diced green chiles (you can also add jalapenos if you would like it spicier)
oregano, pepper, and salt to taste

Brown the steak then add all of the veggies. Let simmer over low heat for 30-45 minutes. Season to taste and serve over rice. This makes very yummy burritos! The kids will probably end up just having bean and cheese burritos with rice, but hubby and I will eat the leftovers for breakfasts (with scrambled eggs) and lunches (burritos)!

Don't forget to check out Menu Plan Monday for more menu ideas!

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