Week 29 Summary
Notes for this week
|Kung Pao Chicken||Rice||Green Salad|
|Taco Bar||Fruit Cocktail|
|Shrimp Scampi||Steamed Broccoli|
|Mexican Ravioli||Grilled Vegetables|
|Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy||Mashed Potatoes||Mixed Vegetables|
🗓️ Day 1
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Green Salad
Kung Pao Chicken
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice cooking wine
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2-4 small dried chilies
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ C peanuts
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp rice cooking wine
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- 6 Tbsp oil, divided
- Marinate chicken overnight in a mixture of 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp rice cooking wine, and 1 tsp cornstarch.
- To make the sauce, combine the following in a small bowl: vinegar, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 tsp rice cooking wine, sugar, 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Set aside.
- Heat 4 Tbsp. oil in a wok over high heat. Cook chicken until cooked through and remove to a plate and set aside.
- Rinse out wok and add 2 Tbsp oil. Heat oil and add chilies. [If you cannot find chilies, you can use ¼ to ½ tsp. crushed red pepper.] This makes chili oil and is what flavors the dish.
- Stir fry chilies until they turn black, add ginger, garlic, and peppers. Stir fry until softened.
- Add chicken to reheat. Add sauce and stir until thickened.
- Garnish with peanuts and serve over rice.
🗓️ Day 2
- Taco Bar
- Fruit Cocktail
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
- 12 tortillas or taco shells
- ½ cup Cheddar cheese
- Lettuce, optional
- Tomatoes, optional
- Salsa, optional
- Sour cream, optional
- Cook ground beef with taco seasoning mix as directed on package. Serve seasoned beef with remaining ingredients as a make your own taco bar.
🗓️ Day 3
- Shrimp Scampi
- Steamed Broccoli
- ½ c. butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Italian seasoning, to taste
- 1 ½ tsp. steak sauce
- hot sauce to taste
- 1 lb. frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, tail-off shrimp, thawed
- fresh chopped parsley, to taste
- 12 oz pkg. fettuccine, cooked
- In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened (about 3-4 minutes).
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, steak sauce, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil then add the shrimp, heat until warmed through.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve over fettuccine.
🗓️ Day 4
- Mexican Ravioli
- Grilled Vegetables
- 25 oz pkg beef ravioli
- 10 oz homemade enchilada sauce, or canned red enchilada sauce
- 1 C salsa
- 2 C Monterey Jack cheese
- 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
- Cook ravioli according to package directions.
- In a skillet, mix the enchilada sauce and salsa over low heat. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to skillet.
- Mixing carefully, add olives and cheese and serve.
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped into 1" pieces
- 2 zucchini, thickly sliced
- 1 onion, quartered and pulled apart
- 16 oz. package of whole mushrooms, cleaned
- ¾ cup Balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Mix all vegetables together with Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings. Grill over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
🗓️ Day 5
- Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
- Mashed Potatoes
- Mixed Vegetables
Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
- 1 lb. cube steak
- 2 cans (10.75 oz. each) cream of mushroom soup
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- ¾ cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place everything but the cube steak into the crockpot and mix well with a whisk.
- Place cube steak on top and mix to cover with gravy.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or with your favorite side dishes.
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