I am attempting to start menu planning again! There is less stress during the week if I take the time to write up a menu plan. The last few weeks have been hectic so meal planning took a back seat. One thing to note, I have not grocery shopped in over a week! My freezer and pantry were stocked so I decided to take a shopping break. I will have to go this week for fruits, vegetables, bread and dairy products.
Homemade Banana Bread– This recipe comes for Erin at $5 Dollar Dinners Cookbook. It is very healthy with no butter or oil. I used my home canned cinnamon applesauce. The boys love it!
Cereal and Milk
Sandwiches, Chicken Nuggets, fruit, yogurt, cheese and pretzels
Monday– Freezer mashed potatoes, grilled chicken, corn and biscuits
Tuesday– Pork Lo Mein (Use leftover pork from Sunday night)
Wednesday– Chicken Alfredo- I made Connie’s Alfredo Sauce recipe a couple of weeks ago and the boys LOVED it! It is much healthier than traditional Alfredo sauce and it is only takes a few minuted to whip up.
Friday– Grilled steak, baked potatoes
Saturday– Beef Stroganoff using leftover steak
Beef Stroganoff Recipe
6 Tbsp butter
1 pound of top sirloin, cut thin (or use leftover meat or chicken!)
1/3 cup finely chopped shallots or onions
1/2 pound mushrooms (can be fancy variety or just white)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 cup of sour cream
1) Melt 3 Tbsp. of butter over medium-high heat. Add steak, season with pepper and salt. Cook until browned. Remove steak and keep warm. (If using leftover meat, just skip this step!)
2) Add shallots or onions, mushrooms and remaining butter to pan drippings and cook until tender over medium heat. Add a dash of nutmeg.
3) Reduce heat to low and add sour cream. Mix sour cream in thoroughly and then take off heat. Do not boil the sour cream as it will curdle. Add the beef back in.
4) Serve over egg noodles.
Sunday– Not sure! I will have to see what is on sale this week and what I find at the store!
What is on your menu this week? Do you have the grill out yet? I love grilling season!
This post is linked at Org Junkie.