Sunday, September 9, 2012

This week's Menu

Now That I'm doing the Dave Ramsey thing, I've got to be more thoughtful about the shopping list.
I was sitting here in front of the computer planning out the meals for the week, and I realized that most of the recipes were on Pinterest.  I don't mind looking them up on my phone everyday when I go to cook, but since I was clicking on all the links anyway to check to see what ingredients I needed from the store, I decided I might as well post a weekly menu with links to the recipes I'm going to use.

Stew (MIL recipe in the crockpot) recipe at the bottom of this post!!
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Stuffed Zucchini
Caesar Salad

Lemon Angel Hair Pasta w/chicken and spinach
Garlic Bread

Rice and Beans
Pico de Gallo
Tomato, avocado, lettuce and red onion salad

Leftover/pizza/hot dogs or whatever is in the fridge day

Corn Bread (Jiffy)

Pork tacos
Tomatillo Dressing

Maybe that will give you some good ideas for dinner this week... Yes I know it's a very fallish menu, I can't help it if I'm trying to convince the weather to get cooler with my cooking!
Anyway, one thing I know for sure, I'm going to be glad I only have to go to one place in order to find all the recipes I need this week!

Crock Pot Beef Stew

This is the recipe for (Brian's)Mom's crock pot beef stew that we have enjoyed for years. It is one of my favorites.
  • 1 pkg stew meat (remove any fat, I also cut up the large pieces into smaller sizes)
  • 2 or 3 carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 or 3 potatos (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 onion (sliced and halved)
Put all of the above in the crock-pot, starting with the meat first. Then add:
  • 3 Tbs Kitchen Bouquet
  • 2 Tbs tapioca (it thickens the stew)- I actually don't add this
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
Let cook on high for 5 to 6 hours. About one hour before serving, open lid and add:

about 3/4 bag of petite frozen peas (more or less depending on taste)

Stir slightly. Put lid back on and finish cooking. This is best if it cooks for a long time.