Monday, December 12, 2011

Menu Plan December 12-18

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I just put on a huge pot of taco soup for dinner tonight and there will be plenty to freeze for another meal or two.  I love cooking large batches to have more than one meal with the same amount of work.  I know there are several recipes out there for taco soup, but mine is very simple and uses mainly "real foods" meaning no canned soups or mixes.  I brown about 3 pounds of ground beef with two chopped onions.  I added a gallon of the pinto beans that I cooked up late last week, two cans of whole corn and two cans of Ro-Tel.  I then added a gallon of tomato sauce.  I will add seasonings after this has simmered for a while...about 2 each of salt, garlic, cumin, chili powder and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.  Simple, wholesome and nothing artificial!!

Monday-taco soups with corn tortillas on the side
Tuesday-veggie night...stewed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, turnip greens, creamed corn, purple hull peas, cornbread and broccoli salad
Wednesday-bbq pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw and oven fried potatoes
Thursday-Soup Night--shrimp gumbo and broccoli soup
Friday-chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans
Saturday-spaghetti, pesto bread, salad
Sunday-pot luck with small group

Breakfasts will be baked oatmeal, granola, applesauce muffins, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits or biscuits.

Lunches will be leftovers, pasta salad, cheese, crackers, fruit and popcorn.

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