This week went OK. I went to cook up my spaghetti squash and realized I had waited to long and it was going bad :( . It's a reminder to do better on keeping an eye on my food resources. At that point I had to come up with Plan B.
I sent one of my homemade freezer meals to work with my hubby (one reason I'm so happy to keep up my supply of freezer meals). And I had the hamburger already defrosted so I cooked it up and seasoned it with taco seasonings. I used this and made myself a taco salad..
I enjoyed this so much. I had it again the next night as well.
The beautiful weather is making bbq's even more so desirable for hubby. He'll bbq year round (rain and snow as well! :D ) but nice weather is even more incentive. We bbq'd burgers again this week..
On last week's menu I had pork chops, rice & gravy on one night and fried chicken & pasta on another night. I kind of did a combo of some of this.
I baked some chicken legs and thighs (bone in, with skin) with seasonings. My favorite regular/basic seasonings are salt, pepper, season salt, granulated garlic and some Mrs. Dash. I sprinkled this over my chicken..
I baked the chicken at 350 for 45 minutes. While that was baking I got some of my homemade chicken broth/stock out of the freezer. I defrosted it in the microwave. I had 4 cups of broth. To this broth I added about 6 to 7 tablespoons of flour and whisked it up until there were no lumps.
After I pulled the chicken out of the oven I poured the broth/flour mixture over all the chicken. I put it back into the oven, raised the temp to 425 and let my smothered chicken cook for another 30 minutes until the liquid had thickened to a wonderful gravy.
I served the gravy over brown rice and a salad on the side. This was delicious! The chicken was flavorful and moist, the gravy so good.
Then it was another steak bbq :) I took pics of the meal before I had dished it up. I had a salad and french bread on the side..
Finally last night I made hamburger alfredo sauce with angel hair pasta. This is a SUPER simple meal and went together so fast.
I cooked up a pound of hamburger with some chopped onions and couple sliced mushrooms. I drained the grease and then added a 15oz jar of alfredo sauce. After I poured the jar of sauce in with the hamburger I added about a 1/2 cup milk and shook up the jar and added this to the meat/sauce. It's a good way to get all the sauce from the jar.
While I was working on this I had 8oz of angel hair pasta cooking. When it was done I drained it and added it to my meat/sauce and stirred it all up.
This was the alfredo sauce I used. I bought 4 jars from Costco several weeks ago.
And I tried this brand of whole grain angel hair pasta for the first time and was quite pleased with it...
I served this meal with a salad and french bread that I still had left from the steak dinner (but somehow managed to not get it in the picture). I sprinkled a little mozzarella cheese on the top and a salad on the side..
This weeks plan...
I'm planning on 3 meals for this week. I'm thinking this will give me flexibility and the ability to change things up at the last minute if I want to.
Navy Bean & Ham Soup - I want to try out my home canned ham & stock for this meal.
Aidells Sausage & Cabbage - I have one 1# package of sausages left to use and thought I'd fry it up with some onions and cabbage and serve potatoes of some sort with it along with a salad.
Chicken & Potstickers - I will bake my chicken with some Yoshidas to give it that Asian flavor and finish off the potstickers I have in the freezer.
That should give me plenty to work with this week.