Notes for this week
|Cowboy Hot Dogs||Baked Beans||Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dressing|
|Crockpot Roast Beef and Gravy||Rice||Steamed Broccoli|
|Chicken Divan||Glazed Baby Carrots||French Bread|
|Tuna Casserole||Fruit of Your Choice||Cottage Cheese|
|Savory One-Pot Shrimp with Rice||Sugar Snap Peas||Green Salad|
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Day 1 Dinner Menu
- Cowboy Hot Dogs (cook onions for freezer stock)
- Baked Beans
- Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dressing
Cowboy Hot Dogs
- 6 beef franks
- 6 hot dog buns
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- Deli style mustard
- BBQ Sauce
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Grill or fry hot dogs. While hot dogs are cooking, sauté onion in oil over medium heat until browned.
- If desired, heat buns. Serve hot dogs with desired toppings.
Day 2 Dinner Menu
- Crockpot Roast Beef and Gravy
- Steamed Broccoli
Easy Crockpot Roast Beef & Gravy
For the roast:
- 3 lb. beef rump roast
- Salt, as needed
- Coarsely ground black pepper, as needed
For the gravy:
- 1 cup beef broth, or more as needed
- 1-½ Tbsp. flour
- Cut excess fat from roast if necessary.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper all over roast and press into sides.
- Place roast in crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or until done to your preference.
- Remove roast from crockpot, reserving drippings, and let rest while preparing gravy.
- Strain the drippings from the roast into a pan and add ½ cup of the beef broth. Heat over medium heat.
- In a jar with a lid, mix flour with about ½ cup beef broth, shaking well to combine.
- Slowly add about half of the flour mixture to the drippings over medium heat, whisking constantly.
- Continue to heat and whisk as the gravy thickens. If necessary, add more of the flour mixture to thicken or more beef broth to thin.
- The roast beef gravy is ready when it is heated through and you are happy with the consistency.
- Slice the roast against the grain and serve with gravy.
Day 3 Dinner Menu
- Chicken Divan
- Glazed Baby Carrots
- French Bread
- 1 lb. cooked boneless skinless chicken, chopped
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ tsp. curry powder
- 1 16 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, steamed
- 1 small bag Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix
- Combine soup and cheese in a sauce pan and heat until melted. Remove from heat and add mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry, mixing well.
- Prepare a 9x12 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, and layer broccoli, chicken, and soup and cheese mixture. Cover with stuffing mix.
- Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Glazed Baby Carrots
- 1 lb. baby carrots
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Salt to taste
- Cook carrots by steaming to your tenderness preference. Place remaining ingredients in a serving bowl, and when carrots are done, add to bowl while still hot. Toss gently until coated with glaze.
Day 4 Dinner Menu
- Easy Tuna Casserole
- Fruit of Your Choice
- Cottage Cheese
- 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.
Day 5 Dinner Menu
- Savory One-Pot Shrimp with Rice
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Green Salad
Savory One-Pot Shrimp with Rice
- 1 onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bell peppers, any color, sliced into thin strips
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, or as needed
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 3 C chicken broth
- Salt-free seasoning to taste
- 1 ½ cups long grain white rice, uncooked
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined, tail-off
- Monterey Jack cheese for garnish
- Sauté the onions, garlic, and peppers in oil until the onion is cooked through. Add in the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the tomatoes and chicken broth. Season to taste. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it comes to a rapid boil, add the rice and stir.
- Cover and cook over low heat for about 20-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked through and the liquid is absorbed.
- Garnish with cheese before serving.
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas
- 8 oz sugar snap peas, raw
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 tsp sugar
- Melt butter in a small fry pan.
- Add sugar snap peas and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring frequently, until peas are covered with butter.
- Sprinkle with sugar and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until peas are tendercrisp and bright green.
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