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Monday, April 11, 2011

Menu Plan Monday ~ April 11th

Well, we've been passing around a stubborn sinus cold for a week now. The kids seem to be on the upswing but I keep getting slammed with sinus headaches. Oh, and did I mention that the pollen is laying it on thick this spring? I hate really dislike allergy season.

Review of Last Week's New Recipes:

The Fried Rice never got made, but is on the schedule for this week.

Our version of Potato-Topped Mini Meatloaves were a huge hit (even though I forgot the gravy). I tweaked a couple different recipes and came up with a slightly sweet meatloaf that I baked in a jumbo muffin tray.

Potato-Topped Sweet Mini Meatloaves

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup Italian Flavored bread crumbs

Makes 6 jumbo muffins (12 regular muffins).

1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Press into greased muffin trays.
3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes covered with foil. 
4. Invert onto cookie sheet then use spatula to transfer to plates. Topped with prepared hot mashed potatoes. 

Very good. Tim's favorite meatloaf recipe yet! 

We loved the Peanut Butter Pancake recipe. I substituted homemade kefir for the 1 cup of milk and added 6 Tablespoons skim milk. We also used coconut oil and Turbinado sugar. I meant to get pictures of these pancakes, but we ate them so quickly that I completely forgot (until it was too late). These will definitely be making their way to our meal plan again.

This Week's Menu

Fried Rice ~ using left over grilled chicken
Tossed Salad 

Homemade Ham & Cheese Pizza Rolls (never got made last week)
Tossed salad

Taco Salad
Baby carrots

Homemade Pizza (substitute whole wheat bread flour & unbleached all-purpose flour for the white flour)
Tossed Salad

Leftovers (or pasta with red sauce)
Tossed Salad

Tim's Grilling Night 

* Denotes new recipes to be reviewed at the beginning of next weeks Menu Plan Monday post.

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Blogger Jenny K said...

Oh my gosh....I had no idea there was a link up for Menu Monday! I've been posting my menus for awhile and didn't even think to look for one! So glad I came across your blog!

I'm your newest follower from the April Cloth Diaper Blog Hop! Can't wait to look at some of your menus. I'm always looking for new ideas!

April 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Ally Simons said...

Yum! Your menu looks awesome- sorry about the bug, we're just recovering from a nasty cold, too!

We are linked up with MPM, too- check out our menu at Tiny Wallet

Have a great week!
From a fellow Allyson ;)

April 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM  

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