Week 34 Summary
Notes for this week
|Chipped Beef Gravy||Buttermilk Biscuits||Cantaloupe|
|Baked Honey and Lemon Chicken||Apple Raisin Salad||Green Peas in Butter|
|Tuna Casserole||Light & Fresh Cucumber-Cabbage Salad|
|Chicken Pot Pie||Green Salad|
|Creamy Balsamic Meatballs over Egg Noodles||Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce|
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🗓️ Day 1
- Chipped Beef Gravy over Buttermilk Biscuits
Chipped Beef Gravy
- 4.5 oz jar dried beef
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 4 Tbsp flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tsp beef bouillon granules
- dash hot sauce
- Soak the dried beef in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes to reduce the saltiness. Drain.
- Tear or cut beef into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
- Melt butter in a large skillet. Over medium heat, stir in flour and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually add milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly with a whisk.
- After all milk has been added, add beef bouillon and hot sauce. Simmer over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until thickened to your preference.
- Add beef and heat through. Serve over buttermilk biscuits or toast.
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
- 4 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- Combine flour and butter, cutting with a fork or using a mixer.
- Stir in buttermilk and mix well. Add more flour if too wet, more buttermilk if too dry.
- When dough is rolling consistency, knead a few times and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter.
- Bake the biscuits on cookie sheet at 475° until brown, about 15 minutes (time will vary based on thickness).
🗓️ Day 2
- Baked Honey and Lemon Chicken
- Apple Raisin Salad
- Green Peas in Butter
Baked Honey and Lemon Chicken
- 2 lbs. chicken, bone in (about 6 pieces)
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- Heat oven to 400°F.
- Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish; drizzle with melted butter. Bake chicken for 30 minutes.
- Combine honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Pour mixture over chicken and bake for another 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Apple Raisin Salad
- 5 apples, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup raisins
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Soak raisins in hot water to cover to soften for about 5 minutes, drain and dry on a paper towel. Combine apples, raisins, and celery in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine salad dressing, lemon juice, and sugar. Pour the dressing over the fruit mixture and stir.
- Refrigerate for about an hour to chill then serve.
🗓️ Day 3
- Tuna Casserole
- Light & Fresh Cucumber-Cabbage Salad
- 2 cans water-packed tuna, drained
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 cup frozen peas
- ¼ cup chopped carrot
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 3 cups egg noodles, cooked and drained
- ½ cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients except noodles in a bowl; fold in cooked and drained noodles.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
Light & Fresh Cucumber-Cabbage Salad
- 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 6-8 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1/8 cup fresh dill
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
- dash of salt/pepper, more if desired
🗓️ Day 4
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Green Salad
Chicken Pot Pie
- 12 oz pkg. deep dish pie crusts or homemade equivalent
- 1/3 C butter
- 1/3 C chopped onion
- 1/3 C all purpose flour
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 14 oz can chicken broth or homemade equivalent
- 1/2 C milk
- 2-1/2 C cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
- 2 C frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
- Montreal Chicken Seasoning, to taste (optional)
- Heat oven 425°F.
- Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for two-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan or prepare your own crusts.
- Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. Add flour, salt, and pepper; stir until well blended.
- Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened. Add chicken and mixed vegetables; mix well.
- Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pie pan. Top with second crust and seal edges.
- Cut slits in several places in top crust. Bake at 425°F for 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil during last 15-20 minutes of baking if necessary to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
- Gluten-free pie crusts can be found in the freezer section of many grocery stores (or you can make your own).
- Use GF all-purpose flour or cornstarch to thicken the filling. If you use cornstarch to thicken the filling, mix equal parts cornstarch and room temperature broth (do not use heated broth). I usually mix it in a small glass jar with a lid (like an old pimiento jar) and shake it well until the consistency is uniform. Add the mixture to the sauce and heat until thickened, stirring regularly.
- Be sure your chicken broth is gluten-free.
🗓️ Day 5
- Creamy Balsamic Meatballs over Egg Noodles
- Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
Creamy Balsamic Meatballs
- 1 lb. cooked meatballs, homemade or purchased
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 12 oz egg noodles, cooked
- Brown meatballs over medium heat or in the oven; set aside.
- Heat butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add onion to pan; cook over medium heat until onions are golden.
- Add cream and vinegar and cook on low 2 minutes.
- Add cooked meatballs to pan and cook until heated through.
- Serve over cooked egg noodles.
Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
- 1 Pound Broccoli
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons miso paste
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
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