Friday, January 27, 2012

Goodbye January, Hello February Menu!!

Wow, January is almost gone and Spring is right around the corner!  If you live in Texas, Winter and Spring are rotating every other day....

Just wanted to let you know that the Crock Pot Bolognese from last week was fabulous and my experimental Jalapeno Tilapia turned out great!  It was almost as good as Carino's but only 450 calories vs about 1500.  I will be making it again!

We love Chicken Enchiladas but I don't like making them so I made up my own casserole version a couple of years ago.  Its very easy and great served with beans, veggies or a salad.  We like to top ours with fresh pico and jalapenos!  We are having Salmon this week and I know some people don't like fish so just have some other kind of grilled meat/chicken.  You can always grill extra chicken to save and use for the enchilada casserole, I have done it both ways and either way is very good!

I hope there is something here you will enjoy eating with your family.  Due to the business of my week and then vacation, I won't be posting another menu until February 17th!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Next Weeks Menu!

Here's what me and the hubby are eating next week! 

I am experimenting with a Jalapeno cream sauce to go with baked Tilapia, I am attempting to see if it tastes anything like the dish at Carino's.  It probably won't but I am gonna give it a shot!  Please feel free to skip it if you don't like fish.   I have been wanting to try a Bolognese sauce for sometime and came across a recipe for my crock pot, Crock Pot Bolognese from Skinny Taste looks easy and I can't wait to try it.  It also lists the WW points plus at the bottom of the recipe, serve with whole wheat pasta and its a healthy Italian meal!  There are some great recipes on this site, check them out!
Everything else is easy this week, and its a pretty small list of groceries for 6 meals.
Last week I came across a recipe for Honey Sauced Chicken and since I had some frozen chicken in the freezer and all the sauce ingredients in my pantry so I gave it a try.  The hubby and I really liked it and served over brown rice with some broccoli it was a great low calorie Chinese dinner.  I didn't add it to the menu this week but it would be a great substitute for the tilapia dinner. 
Have a great week of dinning with your family!

Friday, January 6, 2012

What we are eating next week!

Here is next weeks menu!  I realized the other day we haven't had chili since last winter and we are ready for some! 

I am trying the Holiday Chicken Salad I found for a change of pace, we like it on wheat bread or wraps.

I cooked 2 turkeys last month and froze the leftover meat for soups and casseroles.  I am using some in the minestrone soup, we tried it last month and really liked it!  I use more meat than what the directions say but we both like a hearty soup that your not hungry an hour after you eat..

Its a short and simple grocery list, hope there is something you will enjoy!