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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Weekly Menu 11/24+



cube steaks
creamed whole potatoes
green beans
sliced oranges & bananas

 turkey pot pie w/ cheese swirl biscuits

fried ham slices
potato pancakes
pound cake with pineapple

chicken fried rice
with mixed veggies
egg rolls

bean & rice

chicken w/creamy gravy
fine egg noodles
canned peaches

Turkey and Sausage Gumbo (365 Ways to Cook Chicken)

2 tsp black pepper

½ -1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
1 ½ paprika
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
¼ c (1/2 stick) + ½ c (1 stick) butter
 ½ c flour
¾ c chopped onion
¾ c chopped celery
¾ c chopped bell pepper
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 ½ quarts chicken/turkey stock
2 c sliced sausage (andouille or kielbasa)
1 bay leaf
2-3 c cooked chicken or turkey
2 c frozen or fresh okra

Combine all spice ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.  Melt ¼ c butter in a large dutch oven add chopped veggies and cook until tender.  Remove to medium sized bowl.  Melt the ½ c butter and add flour.  Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly with a whisk, until the mixture turns nut brown; up to 30 minutes.  Whisk in 1c of stock to the roux; until smooth.  Add remaining broth, stirring with a whisk until well blended.  Add veggies and seasonings, chicken, bay leaf, sausage; cook 40 minutes.  Add okra and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until thickened.   Serve over rice. 

Pan-fried cube steak
Creamed potatoes
Green beans
Sliced oranges and bananas

Turkey Bake with Cheese Swirls
1/3 c chopped pepper
1/3 c chopped onion
3T butter
¼ c bisquick
1 can cream mushroom or celery soup
1 ½ c milk
1 ½ c cooked turkey or chicken
1 c frozen peas & carrots, thawed
2 c bisquick
½ c milk
¾ c grated cheese (orange is prettier)
Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Cook pepper and onion in butter in saucepan until tender.  Stir in ¼ c bisquick.  Add soup; stir in milk.  Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir one more minute.  Stir in turkey and veggies.  Pour into 9x13 baking dish.  Mix 2 cup bisquick with milk until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes.  Smooth into ball on floured cloth-covered surface.  Knead 5 times.  Roll into rectangle 15x9 (ie a bit longer than your baking dish); sprinkle with cheese.  Roll up, begging at 15” side.  Seal well.  Cut into 12 slices.  Place cut sides down on mixture.  Bake 20-25 minutes. 


Fried Ham Slices
Potato pancakes (left over mashed potatoes)
Pound cake with Pineapple

Chicken Fried Rice (Menus4Moms)
Calrose rice, cooked (about 2-3 cups)
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
frozen peas and carrots, thawed
corn if you like it
meat (optional, not on grocery list)
soy sauce or tamari
Cook calrose rice according to directions or reheat rice if you made extra last week. Heat some oil in wok or deep fry pan (I use about a tablespoon) and scramble one egg in it. Remove egg and add some more oil (I add about 3T) to the pan, heating. Add chopped onion, some thawed peas & carrots (and corn if you like), and anything else you like in your rice. We sometimes add leftover chicken or canned baby shrimp. When the onions are tender, add the rice and add soy sauce to taste and stir with a big flat wooden spoon or large cooking chopsticks, if you have them (mine are about 18" long). Add the cooked egg near the end of cooking time and stir well. When the rice is heated through and a bit crispy, it is ready to serve.

Egg Rolls (frozen)

1.    Don't want to get burned out on turkey too soon.  So time to do something completely different than yesterday. 
12-14 tortillas
Butter for warming corn tortillas
2 c cooked ground beef
½ c chopped onion
2-3 c grated cheese
2 cans red enchilada sauce
Heat beef, onion, and 1 can enchilada sauce in saucepan.  Warm corn tortillas with a little butter in cast iron skillet; stack on plate and keep warm.  Spread about ½ c plain sauce to 9x13 pan.  Put about ¼ c beef mixture to each tortilla and roll up, placing seam side down. 


Crockpot Chicken & Creamy Gravy
Chicken—simmer in crockpot all day with 11 herbs & spices of your choice(or fewer)
Cream gravy (half stock half cream)
4T butter
¼ c flour
1 c chicken stock
1 c cream

Fried Fine Egg Noodles
Canned Peaches

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