Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday - 5 Day Meal Planner 9/19

Monday: Pizza Roll-Ups
Tuesday: Chicken Packets
Wednesday: Mexicali Hot Dogs
Thursday: Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Friday: Hamburger Noodle Bake

Monday - Pizza Roll-Ups 9/20

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1 loaf frozenFrench bread dough or 1 loaf italianbread dough or 1 loaf all purpose bread dough
1 lb lean ground beef or 1 lb turkey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
4 cups italian tomato sauce

1. Thaw dough; roll it into 14 x 24-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
2. Brown ground beef or turkey; stir in remaining ingredients except Italian tomato xauce.
3. Spoon filling evenly onto dough, slightly pressing filling into dough.
4. Roll dough lengthwise like a jelly roll, and cut into 24 1-inch slices.
5. Treat 2 rimmed cookie sheets with nonstick spray; lay slices on sheets about 1 inch apart.
6. Preheat oven to 400°F.
7. Let roll-ups sit for 10 minutes.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
9. Cool roll-ups and freeze in 4 1 gallon bags, 6 per bag.
10. Slip a 1 quart bag with 1 cup sauce into each bag of pizza roll ups.
11. To prepare, thaw roll-ups and warm them in a preheated 400°F oven for 10 minutes or put them frozen in the microwave; heat on high for about 2 minutes.
12. Serve with warmed Italian tomato sauce.

Tuesday - Chicken Packets 9/21

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2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (6 -8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup seasoned croutons, crushed to crumbs
2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/4 cup melted margarine

Mix chicken, cream cheese, chives, milk, and salt in a medium bowl (mixing with hands works best) to make filling, and store in a 1 qt freezer bag.
Put crouton crumbs in another 1 qt bag, attach it to bag of chicken filling, and freeze.
Refrigerate crescent rolls.
To prepare for serving, thaw chicken mixture.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Unroll crescent rolls.
Each tube will contain 4 rectangles of dough with a diagonal perforation.
Press dough along each perforation so the rectangle halves will not separate.
Place about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each rectangle.
Fold dough over the filling, and pinch the edges to seal tightly.
Dip each packet in melted margarine, and coat with crouton crumbs.
Place packets on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Packets are good either hot or cold.

Wednesday - Mexicali Hot Dogs 9/22

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8 hot dogs (I use Oscar Meyer)
8 corn tortillas
1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
oil (for frying)

Fry corn tortillas in oil (10 seconds per side), drain on paper towels.
Fry hot dogs in separate pan.
Put hot dogs in tortillas and sprinkle with cheese.
Roll up tortillas.
Put in a baking dish and put in oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Thursday - Chicken Curry in a Hurry 9/23

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· 1 cup white rice
· 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
· 2 teaspoons curry powder
· 1/2 cup plain yogurt
· 3/4 cup heavy cream
· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
· 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
· 1 rotisserie chicken
· 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

1. Cook rice according to the package directions. [need timer]
2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. [need timer]
3. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. [need timer]
4. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if using). Remove from heat. [need timer]
5. Divide the rice and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.

Friday - Hamburger Noodle Bake 9/24

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1 lb hamburger
2 teaspoons minced onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
16 ounces tomato sauce
3 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces sour cream
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) packages noodles, cooked and drained

1 Brown hamburger, onions, and spices until cooked.
2 Add tomato sauce and simmer 15 minutes.
3 Mix cream cheese and sour cream.
4 In 2-quart casserole, put 1/3 noodles, 1/3 cream mix, 1/3 meat mix.
5 Repeat twice.
6 Sprinkle cheddar on top.
7 Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.