Thursday, May 6, 2010

My 21+ meals...

Catie wrote a post about their 21 favorite meals and meal planning.  I do sort of the same thing but I'm not as good at planning as she is.  I have a Weekly Meal Planner sheet that I've been trying to fill out each week.  What usually ends up happening is that I make a tentative plan based on what we have to use up then I amend it as the week unfolds.  I hope to build up a bunch of these and then I can go to them when I want to set up an automatic plan that I can just regenerate effortlessly.  My guys are pretty easy but I have made a fews things they don't really like.  (I use organic and/or whole wheat, brown stuff whenever possible and they don't complain.)
Here are some main dishes they do like:
1.   Butter Chicken
2.   Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas-this is like the one I use except I put some of the sauce in with the chicken filling
3.   Pork Tenderloin baked with a spicy barbecue rub that we bought at the Outdoor Expo.  I'm going to have to figure out how to reproduce it.
4.   Spaghetti-standard, everyday made with Prego or whatever; when we get to Idaho I'm going to go back to homemade sauce.
5.   Cincinnati Chili-no vinegar and I put the beans in the chili
6.   Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich
7.   Classic Meat Lasagna
8.   Sticky Chicken-use 1 teaspoon salt and only one chicken for all the spices; you can also use a cut up lemon, lime or orange instead of the onion
9.   CPK BBQ Chicken Pizza
10.  Stir Fry
11.  Stromboli-this is just an example; make pizza dough, roll it out and put pizza-y things in it, but not too much moisture; cut in slices and serve with hot spaghetti sauce to dip it in
12.  Pot Roast with carrots and mashed potatoes
13.  Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
14.  Tuna Casserole
15.  Chicken Monterey
16.  Bean and Cheese Nachos
17.  Spicy Pork Chops, Rancher's Style-from a New Mexico cookbook; Jeff grew up there and he likes NM food
18.  Crunchy Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers
19.  Italian Sausage and Shrimp with Linguine
20.  Mexican Style Shredded Pork
21.  Beef Barley Soup-season to taste and don't use bouillon
22.  Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
and others that I make up on the fly...

2 comments:

Catie said...

Yum, all your recipes look so good. I wish we had all those ingredients!! I'm jealous. But, even if we did have them, it probably still wouldn't be as good as when you make it.

You've got mad cookin' skillz.

Julie said...

What do you not have? Maybe you can take it back with you...and you have mad cooking skillz, too! It's your fault I even made this post.

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