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Menu from the freezer/fridge

This week, I’m trying to clear out some of the things in my freezer.  I used some cranberries in the freezer and some meatloaf and potatoes that I’d made there.  We have a bunch of produce that needs to be used so we’re doing a bit of paprikas csirke.  They had cottage cheese at the grocery store for .33/container so I whipped up some spaghetti pie and manicotti and used some of the left over spaghetti sauce I’d thrown in the freezer a few weeks back.  It sure makes cooking easy when it’s mostly done!  Yay!

Sunday- Cranberry Chicken/Rice

Monday-spaghetti pie

Tuesday – Freezer meal-meatloaf and scalloped potatoes

Wednesday- paprikas csirke/rice

Thursday-World’s best manicotti

Friday-Pizza

Saturday-sesame ginger chicken

Paprikas Csirke (Paprika Chicken)—a Hungarian dish

In a sauce pan brown a chopped onion in some butter, margarine or bacon grease.  Remove from heat and add 1 t of paprika.  Return to heat and add the following all diced:

2 diced chicken breasts

1-2 peppers (sweet not hot)

1 tomato

1 grated carrot

1 grated stalk of celery

1 t salt

¼-1/2 C water

Simmer, covered for 40 min making sure there is plenty of liquid.  The vegetables should soften and turn into a mushy sauce.  Serve over nokedli, cooked noodles, rice or potatoes with an optional spoonful of sour cream.  This has a great dish that I’ve even made without the chicken.  (I try to cook vegetarian at least once a week!) It’s got a very simple but delicious flavor of vegetable goodness!   We do rice with this!

Cranberry Chicken

1 can cranberries (sauce or jellies doesn’t matter)

1 jar of french’s dressing

1 envelope onion soup mix

3-4 Chicken Breasts

Mix 3 ingredients.  (this makes enough to freeze about 1/2)  Pour over chicken and bake for 30 minutes @ 350.  You can also use the crockpot.  Cook for 2-3 hours on high.

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Menu for the week

I don’t think I’ll add EVERY recipe every week (that would take forever) but I’ll try to add one or two each week or if I’m doing something that I make from on line I’ll try to add the links.

Monday Tacos and broccoli salad

Tuesday Empanadas

Crust

1 C flour

1 t sugar

1/2 t salt

1/3 c butter

1/4 C ice water

Sift or whisk together dry ingred.  Cut in softened butter and add water until moistened.  Roll out crust.   Cut out in big rectangles.  Put filling on one side and fold over crust using a fork to flute the edges.

 

Filling: 

1/2  lb hamburger

1/2 C onion

1/2 C green peppers

2 T catsup

1/2 C grated cheese

dash pepper

dash garlic salt

2 eggs

grated zuchinni or carrot

Brown first 3 ingredients.  Drain the grease.  Add everything else to the mixture.  Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.

Wednesday Stirfry

Thursday broccoli rice casserole

Friday brealfast pizza

Saturday-Cream of broccoli/potato soup

Sunday brats, potato salad,

How I organize my menu

Although I enjoy cooking, when it’s 5:00 pm (the witching hour) and I don’t know know what to cook-it’s not so fun.  I started organizing my menu about a year or two ago and it has helped…we still aren’t poor me-I don’t want to cook Proof but it has gotten better.  This is what I do.

Mondays-freezer meal or something with hamburger

Tuesdays-something Mexican

Wednesday-vegetarian

Thursday-comfort food…kind of my cream of chicken day

Friday-pizza–amazing how many different kinds there are

Saturday-stove top–super easy or eat out day

Sunday-we do pancakes before church every Sunday and ideally we would do crockpot so dinner would be ready when we got home.  Unfortuneately, this is still in the error stages.  Hopefully this week, I’ll move that to trial and error!

Monday-dutchoven potatoes with cheddar cheese/baked beans

Tuesday-chimichangas

Wednesday-Veggie Lasagna

Thursday-Chicken Tetrazini with carrots lyonnaise

Friday-English Muffin Pizzas

Saturday-Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled veggies,

Sunday-Sausage Pasta