Meal Plans – Jan 14-20

Monday Jan 14 – Beef and broccoli with savory wine sauce
This is a recipe from the American Heart Association’s One-Dish Meals cookbook.  I don’t always do it as a one dish meal.  Sometimes it works better for us to cook the pasta separate.

Beef and Broccoli with Savory Wine Sauce
1 lb ground beef
4 oz button mushrooms 
1 cup frozen pearl onions (I typically used diced regular onions)
2 cloves garlic, minced1 1/2 C no added salt beef broth
1/2 C red wine
2 tsp low sodium Worchestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1 pound broccoli florets
4 oz dried pasta (penne)
1/2 C light sour cream

In a large deep skillet (or dutch oven works too), cook the beef over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes until browned.  Pour into colander and rinse well and wipe skillet of excess fat.  (Our beef tends to be VERY lean so I often can skip this part).
Cook the beef, mushrooms, garlic over medium-high for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the onions (if I use diced I add with the garlic), broth, wine, worchestershire sauce, bay leaf, and pepper.  Simmer.
Sitr in broccoli and pasta.  Reduce heat and simmer covered 10 minutes or until pasta and broccoli are tender (sometimes the pasta needs to be added before the broccoli, especially if I use more than 4 oz).  Remove from heat.  Stir to cool slightly.  Stir in sour cream.  Replace on heat cooking on low to warm through.  

Tuesday January 15Brisket and Brie tacos again.  We loved this meal!

Wednesday January 16 – Leftovers or Pork Chops with black beans and rice

Thursday January 17 – Evening meeting at work for me, frozen chicken pot pie or breakfast burritos or leftovers for the boys

Friday January 18 – PIZZA!!!  I’ve been making sourdough crust on the morning I feed my starter and then throwing it in the freezer for Saturday.  I LOVE this crust.  So easy to shape and work with.  This week I think I might try a bacon cheeseburger pizza (cause we haven’t had enough beef this week?) and a cheese pizza with provolone.

Saturday January 19 – my sister is going to be in town!  We’ll see how we feel about meals and go from there I guess.  Might be basket day too if I order again.  Weekend meals are easier to plan as we go.

Sunday January 20 – Soup of some sort, again easier to plan as we go on the weekend.



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