Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu Plan for 8/3 - 8/9

I will admit, last week I did not follow the menu for the entire week. On Wednesday, we ended up eating leftovers because they needed to be eaten. Then, on Thursday, we got Chinese takeout! Yum. So, yesterday, I made the Thai chicken dish that should have been for dinner on Wednesday. I liked it a lot. We did spice up the sauce a little by adding some Tiger Sauce to it.

This week, I have a fairly busy schedule. But, most of it is early in the day so I will, hopefully, not have any interference with dinner prep. SO, with no further ado (lol) here is this week's menu.

Monday - Ravioli Casserole with green beans (recipe below)

Tuesday - Pork Chop Pie (recipe below) with butternut squash This is a new recipe that I have not tried yet!

Wednesday - Chicken and Rice in the slow cooker (looking for a good recipe! Anyone have one?)

Thursday - Jambalaya

Friday - Leftovers / fend for yourself

Saturday - Amish Skillet (recipe below) (new recipe)

Sunday - Pizza! And Birthday Cake! Braeden turns 4!


Ravioli Casserole (I usually need to double this for my family)
Approx. 3 cups spaghetti sauce
25 oz package of frozen ravioli, cooked and divided
2 cups ricotta or cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Spread 1/2 cup sauce in a 13x9" baking pan. Place half of the ravioli on top of the sauce. Pour 1 1/4 cups sauce over the top of the ravioli, spread with 1 cup of the ricotta cheese and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until the cheese is browned on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Great served with a salad and garlic bread!

Pork Chop Pie
1 onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
2 - 3 potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 pork chops
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup milk
2 1/4 cup biscuit baking mix

Saute the onion in butter and place in the bottom of a casserole dish. Add the potatoes and set aside. Brown the pork chops in a skillet and remove them from the pan. Pour the water into the skillet and whisk the pan drippings together with it. Drizzle the liquid over the potatoes and then arrange the pork chops on top. Combine the milk and the biscuit mix and roll the dough out large enough to cover the baking dish. Place over the top of the pork chops, Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.

Amish Skillet
1 lb ground beef, browned
1 cup potatoes, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1/2 cup onions, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Spread into a 13x9" baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Looking for more great dinner ideas? Check out Menu Planning Monday. This is usually hosted by OrgJunkie but can be found at The Happy Housewife this week!


Lisa said...

The ravioli casserole looks yummy!Just wondering - did you do the picture at the top of your page? It's pretty cool. Thanks for posting all the great recipes.

akhmmm said...

Your recipes all sound great! I'll be adding them to my collection and adding them into my menus come fall after I've seen my doctor and hopefully my numbers, including weight, will be down.

Bina said...

I have got to try the Ravioli dish. It sounds so freaking good!