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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday - 5 Day Meal Planner 9/12

Monday: Pork Chops Yum-Yum
Tuesday: Low-Fat Beef and Bean Tortilla Bake
Wednesday: Oven Fried Eggplant
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese
Friday: Meatloaf

I will assume you have salt, pepper, 1 egg, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, ¼ cup chicken broth, 1/8 cup honey, 1/8 cup soy sauce, garlic salt, minced onion, mayo (lite), dried bread crumbs, parm, Italian Seasoning and PAM.

From the store:
2.5 pounds extra lean ground beef
2-4 pork chops
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium onion
1 pound of eggplant
Tiniest piece of ginger root (enough for ¼ tsp) or ground ginger
¾ cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 8 ounce block cream cheese
3 flour tortillas
2 cans black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1 jar salsa
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 envelope taco seasoning mix

Monday - Pork Chops Yum-Yum 9/13

found at http://www.food.com/recipe/pork-chops-yum-yum-95222


Ingredients:
· 2 -4 pork chops, 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick
· 1/4 cup chicken broth
· 1/8 cup honey
· 1/8 cup soy sauce
· 1 tablespoon ketchup
· 1/4 teaspoon ginger
· 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


Directions:
1. Brown chops on both sides.
2. Place in greased casserole dish.
3. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over pork chops.
4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for one hour.

Tuesday - Low-Fat Beef and Bean Tortilla Bake 9/14

found at http://www.food.com/recipe/low-fat-beef-and-bean-tortilla-bake-343728

Ingredients:
· 1 lb extra lean ground beef
· 1 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
· 1 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
· 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
· 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelopes taco seasoning mix
· 2/3 cup water
· 3/4 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (3 oz.)
· 3 (8 inch) flour tortillas, cut in half, then crosswise into 1/2 inch strips

Directions:
1. 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 12 inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain, stir in beans, tomatoes, seasoning mix and water. Cook 2-4 minutes. stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese.
2. 2 In an 8 inch square glass baking dish, spread 2 cups of beef mixture. Top with half of the tortilla strips. Spoon half of the remaining beef mixture over strips. Add remaining tortilla strips; top with remaining beef mixture.
3. 3 Bake uncovered about 30 minutes, until bubbly and heated through. sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes longer, until cheese is melted.

Wednesday - Oven Fried Eggplant 9/15

found at http://www.food.com/recipe/oven-fried-eggplant-aubergine-49387

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
· 1 tablespoon minced onion
· 1 lb unpeeled eggplant, sliced-about 12 (1/2 inch slices)
· 1/3 cup fine dry breadcrumb
· 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
· 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
· vegetable oil cooking spray

Directions:
1. 1 Combine first 2 ingredients, stir well.
2. 2 Spread evenly over both sides of eggplant slices.
3. 3 Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, and Italian seasoning in a shallow bowl; dredge eggplant in breadcrumbs mixture.
4. 4 Place eggplant on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
5. 5 Bake@ 425 degrees for 12 minutes.
6. 6 Turn eggplant over; and bake an additional 12 minutes or until golden.

Thursday - Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese 9/16

found at http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-chicken-w-black-beans-and-cream-cheese-yum-89204

Ingredients:
4 -5 boneless chicken breasts
· 1 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black beans
· 1 (15 ounce) cans corn
· 1 (15 ounce) jars salsa, any kind
· 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

Directions:
1. 1 Take 4-5 frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot.
2. 2 Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can of corn drained.
3. 3 Keep in crock pot on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
4. 4 Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.
5. 5 All done and enjoy!

Friday - Meatloaf 9/17

found at http://www.food.com/recipe/Meatloaf-15027

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
· 1 cup cracker crumb
· 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
· 1/4 teaspoon pepper
· 1 large egg, beaten
· 1 medium onion, chopped
· 1/2 cup tomato sauce
· 3/4 cup ketchup
· 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
· 1 cup water
· 2 tablespoons mustard
· 2 tablespoons vinegar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, crumbs, salt, pepper, egg, onion and tomato sauce.
3. Mix lightly.
4. Shape into a loaf and place in a baking dish.
5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, water, mustard and vinegar.
6. Brush the loaf with this mixture and place in oven and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce.