Sunday, April 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This week my nephew will be visiting for spring break. Needless to say we may not stick to the plan every day. I hope everyone has a nice week!

For more recipe ideas please visit our hostess, Laura at

Lemon Pepper Cod

Venetian Mac n' Cheese*

On the road - eat out

Chicken Mug Pies

Cheese Enchiladas, rice, salad

Steaks, sweet baked potatoes, salad

Pot roast sandwiches

*Venetian Mac n' Cheese
Courtesy Rachael Ray

1 pound medium shell pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 c. half-and-half or whole milk
1 c. chicken broth
pinch nutmeg
2 tablespoons EVOO
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 small heads radicchio, shredded
1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
1 cup shredded asiago cheese

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.

2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook forr1 minute then whisk in the half-and-half and chicken broth. Season the sauce with salt, pepper and the nutmeg and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 6 to 7 minutes.

3. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add the garlic and anchovy paste, if using, and cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp and radicchio, increase the heat and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is pink and the radicchio is tender 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Preheat the broiler. Stir the parmigiano-reggiano into the white sauce. Add the pasta, shrimp and radicchio and toss. Pour into a buttered casserole and sprinkle the asiago on top. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes; serve hot.


Elizabeth said...

Have a great week with your nephew.Hope you are doing well.Miss our conversations!
*My friend Alisha made the lemon pepper recipe with fresh trout and she said it was good.Let me know how the cod turns out!


Sharon said...

Delicious menu! Those Chicken Mug Pies do look great. I have yet to try a Rachel Ray recipe-guess it's time!
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week! :)

Mom24 said...

Have fun with your nephew. I bookmarked some recipes. I love the idea of the Chicken Mug Pies. Thanks for sharing.

beth said...

Everything looks great. My menu is very boring in comparision.

Have a great week!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

The Chicken Mug Pies sound really good! I am a huge Rachel Ray fan, too. She rarely makes a recipe that I don't like!