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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Weekly Menu 5/5+


beef fajitas
avocado/tomato/onion salad
key lime yogurt pie

rotisserie chicken
fried okra

italian chili
sourdough rolls

king ranch chicken
yellow squash
yogurt parfaits

baked fish
tater tots

beef stir fry

club wraps
chocolate chocolate cookies

Saturday-cinco de mayo
--save some extra cooked beef for Thursday
Beef Fajitas
Tomato/Avocado/Purple onion salad
Key Lime Yogurt Pie
1 ½ c crushed graham cracker
¼ c melted butter
1T sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
I like to bake my crust just a few minutes to release the flavor and toast the cracker crumbs just a bit. 
3 containers of key lime yogurt
6 oz cool whip—use sugar free if you want to make this a lower calorie dessert

--save some extra chicken for Tuesday
Rotisserie chicken
Corn on the Cob
Cook 3 minutes per ear in the microwave without husking.  When cooked, pull down on husks and corn will be free of silks and ready for eating. 
Fried Okra

Italian Chili
1c cooked ground beef
½ c cooked bulk Itialian sausage
28 oz diced tomatoes
8 oz tomato sauce
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped red bell pepper
1 c water
½ c chopped celery
¼ c beef broth
1T chili powder
1T basil
1T oregano
1t sugar
1t minced garlic (1 clove)
½ t salt
16 oz kidney beans (optional)
1c sliced fresh mushrooms
1c diced zucchini
3T parsley

Combine all ingredients, except beans, mushrooms, zucchini and parsley, into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for six or more hours until veggies are tender. Add remaining ingredients. Serve with mozzarella cheese.

Sourdough Rolls

King Ranch Chicken
2-3 c cooked chicken from Sunday
1 can cream mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel (partially drained)
Corn tortillas (cut in wedges)
Cheddar cheese
Green onions for garnish
You can use the crockpot to simmer this all day (minus the tortillas, cheese and green onion) or put it in a saucepan before putting layering with tortillas and cheese and baking in the oven.  Bake at 350 for ~20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Yellow Squash

Baked Fish (Gorton's if you’re like me)
Tater Tots

Beef Stir Fry
2 c strips of cooked fajita meat
Frozen stir fry mix (broccoli, carrots, mini corn cobs)
Fresh bell pepper strips
Frozen Egg Rolls

Club Wraps
Flour Tortillas (burrito size)
Cooked bacon
Turkey and Ham lunch meats
Sliced cheese
Lettuce leaves
Diced tomatoes
Honey mustard ( ½ honey, ½ mustard)
Food stuff here
Layer all ingredients on the center 1/3 of a large tortilla, with most of the ingredients down at the 6 o’clock position, leaving the 12 o’clock position empty.  Hopefully that makes sense.  I’ve tried to include a picture.  We’ll see how that really works.  

 Hmmm, this tortilla looks very square like.    

Anyway, starting close to you (6:00) begin rolling up your tortilla, fold in the sides (that shouldn't have stuff in them). and when you make the roll up to 12:00 your tortilla should be blank again.  Slice down the middle and enjoy.  Hopefully it won't leak too much while you are eating it.  

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Kim’s Recipe)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time and mix to incorporate.  Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Place the all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt and cocoa powder.  The mixture will appear homogenous with no separate ingredients showing.  Add the flour and cocoa mix to the creamed butter and sugar.  Mix together until the dough appears completely combined - about 3 minutes.  Add all the walnuts and chocolate chips and stir them into the dough.  Drop by two teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Or roll into balls, place about two inches apart on the sheet, and flatten slightly with your fingers.  Bake for 11 minutes at 350 degrees.  The cookies will appear to be just barely firm with a sheen to their surfaces.  Allow to cool on the sheet for about one minute before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Store in airtight containers.

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