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 www.orgjunkie.com.

Monday
Lemon Pepper Cod

Tuesday
Venetian Mac n' Cheese*

Wednesday
On the road - eat out

Thursday
Chicken Mug Pies

Friday
Cheese Enchiladas, rice, salad

Saturday
Steaks, sweet baked potatoes, salad

Sunday
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
pepper
salt
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

Directions:
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.

5 comments:

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!

L

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!