Saturday, January 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 1/19-1/25

Wow! Where is January going?!

Egg puffs

PB & J
Tuna salad and crackers
soup, salad

Spaghetti pie, chopped salad, garlic cheese biscuits
tinfoil dinners (with hamburgers, potatoes, corn, carrots)
Honey lime chicken enchiladas, cilantro rice, corn salsa, corn chips

Crunchy oven "fried" chicken, baked sweet potato fries
White lasagna, steamed broccoli, salad
Lemon pepper trout with orzo, cheesy vegetables
Ham and noodle casserole, mixed veggies

carrots and snap peas
boiled eggs

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Run, Don't Walk!

Hurry over to your JC Penney and Target stores for some great clearance deals!
I scored 25 peices of clothing for $122.oo. My little guy has a whole new wardrobe for next fall. I filled in some peices that my girls needed for this year too. And picked up some darling onesies for my 1 day old niece!!!

My Target had 2 full aisles for clearance toys as well as several end caps. Most of the toys were at least 50% off with many all ready 75% off. I have the Easter Bunny covered all ready! Also check in the cosmetic aisle for clearance bath and toy sets. These are great for the birthday/ toy closet I like to keep stocked!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My recipes

It has been a crazy week here! I have been to the dentist twice in less than a week, along with all the other appointments I have had, and a friend popping in tonight was the night I cooked the dinner I had planned for last night.

Teriyaki Chicken
15 oz teriyaki sauce
6 T sesame oil
3-4 pressed garlic cloves
1 lemon juiced (I had a 2 limes)
2 T honey
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2-3 inches grated fresh ginger
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs

Mix all together and marinate meat for 12 hours. I like to add this to a bag of chicken and then freeze it, when it thaws it will marinate.

Japanese Ginger salad dressing ~adapted from You On a Diet book
1/2 cup olive oil mayonaise ( the recipe uses olive oil, but I like it creamier.)
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 small sweet onion quartered
1 large carrot chopped
juice from one orange about 4 T
2 T grated fresh ginger
1 T soy sauce (add 1 t at a time to taste.)
3-4 T agave nectar, to taste
black pepper to taste

Through everything in the blender and process until smooth.

I made a salad with butter and romaine lettuce, grated carrots, sliced english cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, fresh bean sprouts, sliced nori sheets, snow peas, and pumpkin seeds.