Monday, July 2, 2012

In my home monday: Short menu & Taco Night recipe

As I begin this day, it is a day full of errands, getting things done, all while sitting around waiting! Love days like those! Do you know why? Often times, I get more accomplished then I ever intended. Mondays for so long have become one of my favorite days of the week.  Things get back in order, in line, and on schedule.

This week's menu is a bit straggly looking compared to last weeks. The kids are at their grandmas for an undetermined time and for at least a few nights it's just the husband and I. Meals can be small, enjoyable and different then the normal.

B: Donuts
L/Dinner: Texas Road House
Dessert: Ice Cream

B: cereal and toast
L: out with mimi
Dinner: Biscuits and Sausage gravy
D: Teriaki Pinapple Chicken, Broccoli

Wednesday (4th of July)
D: Chili dogs

D: Bacon Grilled Cheese

D:Pattymelts w/ carmelized onions & fries

B:Eggs, Bacon, Toast
D: Family BBQ @ inlaws

B: Cinnamon Breakfast Cake, Eggs
L: Ramen Noodles & Grilled Cheese
D: Chicken and Dumplings
Dessert: Death by Chocolate

Recipe adventure of the week:
This past Friday, after an afternoon at a friends swimming, I was really not into making anything time consuming nor brain storming for dinner. So I began pulling things out of the cabinet and I already had a pound of ground beef/vension mixture defrosted, so dinner was whipped together in a snap. I will definately make this again ~ and sadly I do not have a picture to share. The internet ate it.

Mother Hubbord Taco Night Casserole
1 lb ground meat (turkey, beef, vension, etc)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can corn drained
1 can Rotel drained 1/2 way
1 can Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1/2 a bag of large elbow macaroni
1/2 bag of Shredded cheddar cheese

Boil macaroni as to directions. In a pan brown the ground meat and then drain. Return meat to pan and add taco seasoning along with about 1/2 cup of water. Allow to simmer for a few minutes. Drain pasta. Pour pasta, taco meat, corn, rotel, cheddar cheese soup in a 13x9 pan and mix together well. Top with shredded cheese and bake in 375 * oven for about 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese melted on top.

If you'd like to see other menu's to gather new ideas for your family  please visit Laura's blog I'm an organized junkie for her Menu Plan Monday. (I will come back and link up to her blog when her post is up, and I am home to do so!)


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