Sunday, November 15, 2009

two whole months...well whatevah

Menu for the week as requested by Sharon...

Pot roast

4 pounds boneless chuck roast
2 cups water
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion and mushroom soup mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 can cream of mushroom (I used a can of Amy's)
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
2 carrots, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Score roast on top and sides, and place in a medium sized oven bag. Combine water, soup mix, canned soup, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over roast. Arrange vegetables around meat. Place oven bag on a roasting pan.
Place roast in oven, and immediately reduce heat to 300 degrees. Bake for 1 1/2 hours for medium well done, or adjust time for desired doneness.

Orange chicken (Chinese style)

1 tbsp oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
2 cups trimmed green beans
1 red pepper cut into strips
1 4oz package of orange jello mix
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup of chicken broth
2 tablespoon oil based salad dressing (like a garlic vinaigrette or Italian dressing)
2 cloves of minced garlic

Heat oil, medium high cook chicken for 3-5 minutes or until cooked. Add green beans and pepper strips cook about two more minutes. Mix jello and cornstarch, add broth dressing and garlic. Stir well. Add to pan and cook until sauce is thick, about 3-5 minutes. Serve with hot rice.

Lazy beef stroganoff

1 lb. Roast Beef (left over)
5 oz uncooked egg noodles
4 tsp. vegetable oil`
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
1 3/4 oz. package brown-gravy mix
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tsp paprika
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to package directions. Keep warm. Cut roast into 1 in. wide strips. In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp. oil over Med-Hi heat until hot. Add beef and garlic and stir-fry for abut 1 min. Remove from skillet and add salt and pepper. In the same skillet, cook mushrooms in remaining 2 tsp. oil for 2 minutes or until tender. Add gravy mix and water; parsley and paprika. Blend well. Stir until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Return beef to skillet, heat for 1 minute in the gravy mixture. Add noodles and sour cream, stir and serve.

Baked chicken thighs and legs
baked sweet potatoes
fresh steamed green beans

4 chicken thighs
4 chicken legs
1 lemon
2 cloves of minced garlic
olive oil
salt and pepper

Place chicken in baking pan. Pour juice of lemon over chicken. Sprinkle with Olive oil. Salt and pepper chicken. Plop garlic over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40minutes or until juices run clear.

potluck meal

Vegetable lasagna roll ups

1 (16 ounce) box lasagna noodles
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli
8 ounces mushroom stems and pieces
3 egg yolks
32 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 jars of your choice pasta sauce
1 dash nutmeg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook noodles. Drain and lay flat. Thaw spinach and broccoli. Squeeze completely dry.
Drain mushrooms. Empty Ricotta cheese into deep bowl, add three egg yolks, a handful of Parmesan cheese. Add mozzarella, spinach, broccoli and mushrooms. Mix well.
Spread some sauce onto bottom of lasagna pan. Use rubber spatula to spread Ricotta mixture onto length of lasagna noodles and roll tightly. Put roll ups into lasagna pan, seam down. Fit roll ups snuggly. Add sauce to top of roll ups. Add grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for about 40 minutes. Serve with store bought garlic bread.

Blue cheese burgers
oven baked fries
raw veggies and dip

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, blue cheese, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 Gently form the burger mixture into about 6 patties. Broil patties 5 minutes per side, or until done. Serve with oven baked fries and raw veggies.

Enjoy! Evie

1 comment:

can't wait said...

'bout time, lady! Orange jello in the orange chicken..really? Gonna use some leftover todays potroast for your Wednesdays stroganoff recipe.