Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

By the way, that BLT pasta recipe from last week was oh-so-good! So making that one again! And I'm not even a "pasta person!"

I'm going to cook Cheesy Broccoli (Chris's favorite Thanksgiving dish!) with the cheap broccoli I got last week at Target, and then we'll grill up some chicken or steaks from the freezer.

Cheesy Broccoli
(I hope you don't mind me posting this, Lynne!)

1 T lemon juice
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
2-3 heads of broccoli

In a large pan boil broccoli for 10 minutes. Mix other ingredients together & pour over broccoli. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Broccoli, Tomato and Mozzarella Stromboli
(from Everyday Food, April 2009 issue)
Prep: 20 mins. Total time: 45 mins.
513 calories per serving

1 lb pizza dough, thawed if frozen
all-purpose flour for work surface
1 package (lb) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 garlic cloves, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
2 cup marinara sauce
1 1/2 cps shredded mozzarella
2 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami, chopped
1 T olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, stretch out each piece to a 6-by-8 inch oval. Place broccoli in a strainer, and press to remove excess liquid. Transfer to a double layer of paper towels, and pat dry. Dividing evenly, scatter broccoli over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Dividing evenly, top with mozzarella, salami, and 1/2 cup marinara. Starting at a shorter end, roll up each stromboli, and place, seam side down, on baking sheet. Using the tip of a paring knife, cut two slits in the top of each. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve stromboli with 1/2 cup marinara for dipping.

Dinner @ Julie's

I'm making dinner at Julie's on Thursday (we, the siblings, are pow-wowing this week while the 'rents are out of town watching Michelley at nationals). I think I'm going to do chicken enchiladas and rice. I'll cook the chicken the day before in the crockpot and bring my rice cooker on over. Maybe some salsa, too.

It'll just be Amy and I tonight, while Chris is in Moab biking. We'll do Norwegian pancakes (like crepes...but better) with sauteed bananas and chocolate. That's a healthy dinner, right?


Abe and Lisa Johnson said...

yum yum! I may just have to start coming over to your house for dinner!

The Barnharts said...

i'm going to have to make some of these recipes you posted- do you have one for your enchiladas and rice? Thank you for the birthday wishes!