4/4/11

Menu Plan Monday

My Menu for this week:

For me...the easiest and (FREE!) way to make menus and get FREE recipes and FREE shopping lists that you can customize can be found HERE  from Homemade Gourmet.

In my quest to eat less processed food and prepared mixes...I did try using the Menu Mailer from Saving Dinner once again, but I was always too overwhelmed by the number of ingredients I had to purchase and the amount of time to prepare the meals. That attempt resulted in 8 straight days of eating out. Ha! So, yes Saving Dinner is great if you want to cook from scratch more often and want to pay $$ for a pre-planned menu and grocery list. As a pregnant, tired, and busy working mom...it didn't work at all for me.

Homemade Gourmet is much more time-efficient and cost effective for me (less ingredients to buy at the grocery store!). It's cheaper and healthier than eating out. Admittedly, herein lie some preservatives and artificial ingredients lurking around. But not too much, and not worse than hitting the drive through too often.

Here is how you do it:
1) Make a Menu with Homemade Gourmet's Key to the Kitchen
2) Order the mixes from Homemade Gourmet (or use what you have...I have a well stocked Homemade Gourmet Pantry)
3) Grocery shop...a short and sweet list!
4) Come home and "prep" your meals into freezer kits that take only a moment to toss in the slow cooker, bake in the oven or prepare in less than 30 minutes.




Click on Links for Recipes

Sunday Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Rosemary Citrus Pork Tenderloin

White Chicken Chili Casserole

Season ‘n’ Steam Broccoli Beef

Panko Crusted Parmesan Casserole

Dream Spaghetti

The Shopping List:



Ingredient(s)
2 cupscooked chicken, chopped
1 10-ouncepackage frozen chopped broccoli, prepared according to package directions
1 10.75-ouncecan cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cupsour cream
1/2 cupshredded cheddar cheese
1 10-countcan refrigerator biscuits
1 tablespoonHomemade Gourmet® Sunday Roast Seasoning
egg
2 to 3 poundspork tenderloin
Homemade Gourmet Rosemary Citrus Seasoning Mix OR 3 tablespoons of the pantry staple
1 cuporange juice
Homemade Gourmet White Chicken Chili Mix
1-1/2 cupsinstant rice
2 8-ouncecontainer sour cream
1 poundcooked chicken, cubed
1/2 cupwhipping cream
1/2 cupcrushed tortilla chips
1 cupshredded cheeses of your choice
Homemade Gourmet® Season 'n' Steam Broccoli Beef Mix
1/2 cupwater
2 cupschopped fresh broccoli
1-1/2 poundspounds sirloin steak or tenderized round steak*
Homemade Gourmet Panko Parmesan Casserole Mix with packet
1 15-ouncediced tomatoes, undrained
1 8-ouncecan tomato sauce
boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 3 pounds)*
2 to 4 tablespoonscanola oil
egg, beaten
1 to 2 cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
1 8-ouncepackage angel hair pasta
1 16-ouncecarton cottage cheese
® Homestyle Spaghetti Sauce Mix, prepared
1 poundground beef
2 cupsshredded mozzarella cheese
non-stick cooking spray

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