Notes for this week
|Mushroom Salisbury Steak||Green Peas||Rice|
|Pasta with Homemade Pesto||Green Beans|
|Crustless Broccoli Quiche||Carrot Raisin Salad||Easy Homemade Biscuits|
|Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Plan|
|Turkey Noodle Soup||Garlic Bread|
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Day 1 Dinner Menu
- Mushroom Salisbury Steak
- Green Peas
Mushroom Salisbury Steak
- 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup, divided
- 1 Lb ground beef
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 1 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
- ½ cup milk
- 1 Tbsp butter
- In a bowl, mix ¼ cup of soup, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, and onion.
- Shape into 4 patties.
- Brown mushrooms in butter in a skillet. When mushrooms are tender, remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same skillet, brown patties (if you are using lowfat beef, you may need to brown in vegetable oil). Drain and set aside when browned.
- Add mushrooms, remaining soup, and milk to skillet; return patties to skillet. Cover and simmer on low 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
Day 2 Dinner Menu
- Pasta with Homemade Pesto
- Green Beans
Pasta with Homemade Pesto
- 16 oz rigatoni
- 1 recipe homemade pesto
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Boil the pasta. Drain and rinse.
- Add homemade pesto and toss to coat.
- Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve.
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed, stems removed, and packed into cup
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp pine nuts
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- Place basil leaves in small batches into a food processor and process until well chopped.
- Add about 1/3 of the nuts and garlic and blend again.
- Add about 1/3 of the cheese and blend slowly while adding about 1/3 of the olive oil.
- Stop to scrape food processor contents down the sides of container towards the bottom. Process until a smooth thick paste is formed.
- Repeat process until all ingredients are used.
Day 3 Dinner Menu
- Crustless Broccoli Quiche
- Buttermilk Biscuits (from freezer or stock up)
- Carrot Raisin Salad
Crustless Vegetable Quiche
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 10 oz pkg frozen chopped broccoli, cooked, drained and chopped
- 1 C. cheddar cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 C. milk
- Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in broccoli/spinach and cheese. Pour into a greased 8 inch pie pan that has 2 inch sides.
- Bake at 350°F about 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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).
Carrot Raisin Salad
- 3 C carrots, shredded
- 1/2 C raisins
- 1/2 C mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Salt to taste
- Soak carrots in warm water to cover for about 5 minutes to plump.
- While carrots are soaking, mix together remaining ingredients in a bowl.
- Drain carrots and combine carrots and mayonnaise mixture. Mix well and chill well before serving.
Day 4 Dinner Menu
- Thanksgiving Meal Plan (make stock & save leftover turkey for Day 5)
Day 5 Dinner Menu
- Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup (make stock & use leftovers from Thanksgiving turkey)
- Garlic Bread
Turkey Noodle Soup
- leftover turkey carcass, including skin if available
- water to cover, about 8 cups
- 2 cups leftover turkey, shredded or chopped
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, or leftover vegetables you have on hand
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- salt and pepper, or other seasonings to taste
- 1 bag frozen egg noodles
- Place turkey frame and skin in slow cooker; cover with water and simmer on low overnight.
- In the morning, strain then broth, then refrigerate broth until fat rises to the top and hardens. Discard fat.
- Place broth in a large soup pot.
- Add chopped leftover turkey, mixed vegetables, tomatoes, and salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add frozen egg noodles and cook about 25 minutes or until done (if using dry egg noodles, adjust cooking time as per instructions on bag).
- Serve immediately.
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