Sunday, October 28, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

I found out I'll be in Dallas until the end of the year for work. So now me and my Mom are roomies for a few months. yay! It's really a happy and sad situation. I am here with my family, but my hubby is by himself in England. So Im counting the days to see him, but wanting the days to go slow with my family. My and I are both starting weight watchers Monday (again for me) so please wish us luck!

For more great recipes please go to the lovely hostess with the mostess' page, Laura @

Mostly Green Curry Chicken over Coconut Jasmine Rice
(Recipe Below)

Fideo with Meatballs (recipe below)

Fish sticks, Velveeta shells n cheese, zucchini with tomatoes & onions (super easy- just slice all three items, place in a bowl, add salt and pepper and microwave until tender)

Beef and cheese burritos


Out with the girls

Family Dinner Turkey Lasagna

Recipe- Mostly Green Curry Chicken
Courtesy: Rachael Ray 365 No Repeats#40

1 13/12 oz can coconut milk
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup jasmine rice
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4- 6 to 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
Salt and black pepper
1 green bell pepper, cored, de-seeded, and thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 small jalapeno, cut in half and seeded
3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and freshly grated
2 cups broccoli florets
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
Tabasco sauce to taste

In a sauce pan, combine 1 cup of the chicken stock, 4 ounces of the coconut milk, and the jasmine rice. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and keep the rice covered until ready to serve.

While the coconut jasmine rice is cooking, preheat a large nonstick skillet over high heat with about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces spreading them evenly across the pan, and brown the chicken on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the browned chicken to a plate and reserve. Add the last tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan. Add the green bell peppers, onions, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, and broccoli florets. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the veggies start to wilt. To the skillet add the remaining coconut mil and 1/2 cup chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil, the reduce the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet, and return it to a simmer for about 2 more minutes. Add the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, scallions, parsley, and frozen peas. Stir to thoroughly combine. Simmer a minute more to heat the peas, taste, and adjust the seasoning. Add more salt or some hot sauce, if you like heat. Service over the coconut jasmine rice.

Recipe - Fideo with Meatballs
Courtesy Nicole

1/2 pkg vermicelli
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1-2 cups water
1 teaspoon whole cumin
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 small onion, sliced
vegetable oil
1 pkg ground beef
garlic powder
onion powder

Combine ground beef with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper (to taste). Roll into 1-2 inch balls. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray, add meatballs. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350. In a large pan drizzle the vegetable oil around the pan a couple of times. Once the pan is hot add the vermicelli and onion. Fry the vermicelli until light brown. In a mortal and pestle, ground the cumin and garlic together. Add this mixture to the vermicelli. Cook for about 2 minutes to let the flavors combine. Now add the tomato sauce and cook for an additional minute. Add the chicken broth and water until the vermicelli is completely covered. Add salt to taste. Add the meatballs to the pan and simmer (covered) for approx 20 minutes until the noodles are tender. Our family likes to leave it a little brothy so we can scoop it up with flour tortillas. Serve with pinto beans. Yummmo!


Candi said...

Sounds like a yummy week!! I LOVE fideo!! Have fun in Texas!!

Jenny said...

Looks delish!!
Have a great time in Texas.

Sharijoy said...

I have never had fideo but sounds like I should. And I love green curry may have to try one too....My curry satay I add the green curry paste to it..its sooooo yummy! Hope the time goes by just right for you I know it'd be hard to be way from my hunny!

tegdirb92 said...

what a delicious meal plan this week--have a great Monday.

Precious_1 said...

good luck with weight watchers! Have a great week!

Misslionheart♥ said...

Lovely looking menu you have there. I hope to see pics this week!

Re: The Joust,just post you entry.

Debbie said...

Wow, your menu looks and sounds so grand. I'll have to try some too.
Great menu planning.


Ornery's Wife said...

Looks like a tasty week at your house! Best wishes on your WW. TM

lori said...

The Fideo...will copy that one and add it to one of my weeks! The kiddos would love that!
thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Have fun with your family. I know how hard it is to live so far away! Enjoy every minute.
Wow, your menu makes my mouth water, it sounds great.
Blessings, Barbara

dani said...

Good luck on WW! I've been on it since mid-August. Prior to that I had been doing a low-cal/low-carb diet and it took me 5 1/2 months to lose 9 pounds!! I've lost 11.5 pounds since mid-August on WW's Core Plan for a total loss of 20.5 this year, so I know how hard it is. (It would have been a 13.5 pound loss on WW but I gained 2 on vacation last week!) A lot of my recipes on my blog are "Core" but I don't outright say it as to not confess the readers. Best of luck though to you!

Tiany said...

Your menu sounds wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing those recipes!!

Maggie said...

Everything sounds good!

Rona's Home Page said...

Good for you starting WW. It's a great program.

Holly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day, it's great to meet a fellow Texan, even a transplanted one, that's back for a visit. :)

Your menu sounds quite tasty! I'd love to make a curry some time.

Good luck starting WW!!

crystal said...

Enjoy your time with your family; even though you'll miss your hubby, this time with your mom will probably never happen again in quite this same way! Girls' night, every night! :)