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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Weekly Menu 4/21+


Saturday

turkey burgers
lettuce & tomato
carrots
Sunday

sirloin steak
baked potatoes
green beans
Monday

shake and bake pork chops
corn on the cob
zucchini
Tuesday

pancakes
eggs
purple monster smoothie
Wednesday

fajitas
tomato & avocado salad
orange slices
Thursday

baked chicken
rice
broccoli
pineapple
Friday

hot dogs
chips
watermelon


If you are keeping a tally at home: 
moccasin    II 
rattlesnake I
At least today's were not RIGHT by the house.  Low cut grass is my friend.  


This week is all about using the fresh veggies that are on sale in the Austin area.  The early spring has the summer veggies coming out already, the summer fruits are here with the price of watermelon already dropping to $2.50, but you can still catch a great batch of citrus for a reasonable price too if you are holding longingly to the winter fruits and wishing for cooler days already.  

Saturday
This recipe is great to double and put extras in the freezer.  Form extra patties on the end of a 4-5” strip of waxed paper.  Fold over the paper and then stack all the extras in a freezer bag. 

Turkey Burgers(Taste of Home)
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium carrot, grated
1/4 cup dry red wine or Progresso ® Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and carrot; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the wine, salt and pepper; simmer for 2-3 minutes or until liquid is evaporated.
Transfer to a large bowl; cool slightly. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  (if you are in a rush, you can skip this step)  Grill patties, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, brushing occasionally with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.

Sunday
Sirloin Steak
Baked Potatoes
Green Beans

Monday
Shake and Bake Pork Chops
Corn on the Cob
Zucchini

Tuesday
Pancakes
We like the bisquick pancake recipe, but we like to add a dash of vanilla, a stick of melted butter (you don’t have to take the time to grease the griddle that way), sometimes even 3-4 ounces of softened cream cheese.  Then just to cut the richness, J likes it when we add chocolate chips to his. 
Eggs
Purple Monster Smoothie (Pioneer Woman)
1 cup Plain, Unflavored Yogurt (Greek is great here)
1 cup or more Fruit (your Choice - Blueberries, Peaches, Pineapple, Etc), best if frozen
1/4 cup Milk
1 dash Honey
Ice
Place yogurt, fruit, milk, a handful of ice and honey to taste all into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste it for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
Pour, drink and enjoy


Wednesday
Fajitas
Tomato & avocado salad
Coarsely chop veggies and mix with a little ranch dressing
Orange slices

Thursday
Baked Chicken
Rice
Broccoli
Pineapple

Friday
Hot Dogs
Chips
Watermelon

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