Friday, March 20, 2009

Dinners March 21-28

Last week I did not get to the frozen lasagna and the lasagna skillet, so those are up again for this week.

New meals:
-Pork Tacos from my freezer (recipe)
-Sausage, Broccoli & Noodles (recipe below)
-Rotisserie Chicken (from the store) and potatoes
-Wanchai Ferry Sweet and Sour Chicken ($1.10 off coupon at I suggest adding an extra 1/2 cup of rice and 1 cup of water. Also, pick up some green pepper to add in)

Sausage, Broccoli & Noodles

3 pkgs ramen noodles, chicken flavor
1/4 cup lite sour cream
1 TB cornstarch
3 links Italian turkey sausage, casings removed (I think I will just get regular bulk sausage instead of removing casings)
3 cups broccoli flowerets (thawed, if from freezer)

1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook noodles 2 minutes, reserving seasoning packets for later. Drain and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and cornstarch. Set aside

2. Cook sausage in larget skillet over med. heat, breaking up with a spoon, for 5 minutes or until cooked through.

3. Add broccoli, 1 cup water and 1 1/2 tsp of the ramen seasoning to skillet. Cover and simmer over med heat for 3 minutes or until broccoli is cooked through.

4. Remove cover and stir sour cream mixture into skillet. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened. Add noodles to skillet and toss to coat with sauce. Serve immediately

Sourece: Family Circle Magazine April 17, 2009 page 101

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dinners for March 14-20

I'm trying a new approach at this. Check it out over on the right "About this Blog"

Vegetable Lasagna - frozen from Costco
South of the Border Enchiladas - get recipe here from
Chicken Tamale Casserole - get recipe here from
Reuben Sandwich Slices - recipe from (I might just make regular reubens, depending on price of the Pillsbury dough - you print a coupon here too)
Lasagna Skillet - recipe from
Weeknight Stroganoff - recipe from

Good luck! I should also mention that I'm not very good about planning sides and I just make those last minute. So you're on your own there. I usually just do salad or some veggies from the freezer: dump in a bowl, put a plate upside-down on top and microwave for a couple of minutes to steam them. Or like, with the vegetable lasagna I might do garlic bread - we save those garlic-butter packets that come with pizza and just brush them on some leftover hot dog or hamburger buns out of the freezer and then toast them in the oven. And I just realized I have 2 lasagna-type things, maybe I'll save the frozen one for another week b/c we will probably have leftovers of other stuff anyway.