Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New menu

Based on what's on sale TOMORROW at Sprouts.

Also needed is
a bag of pasta, potato toppings (cheese, sour cream, precooked bacon), a few mushrooms, some italian dressing, some whipped cream, some BBQ sauce, some peanut butter, butter, lemon juice, stevia or brown sugar, some ketchup, soy sauce, garlic and oil (for pork steak marinade). You could use the veggie eggs at Sprouts or pick up some at another store (Aldi - when I grab milk, bread and lunchbox fixins).

Wed - Loaded Potatoes (bake white and Sweet Potatoes - provide cheese, precooked bacon, etc.)
Steamed Asparagus

Thurs - Baby Back Ribs (with BBQ sauce in the crockpot)
Pasta Salad (cook 1 bag tri-color pasta - add one chopped yellow squash and 1/3 -1/2 pound chopped asparagus in the last 2 minutes - drain, add italian dressing)
Steamed Green Beans
Steamed Yellow Squash
Strawberries with whipped cream

Fri - Marinated Chicken Kabobs (3.99/lb. prepared) - grilled
Sweet Potatoes on the Grill (in the grill basket - microwave for a minute to soften, cut like fries, toss with olive oil and sea salt)
Corn on the Cob - grilled wrapped in tin foil
relish tray - sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and
celery with peanut butter

Sat - Fake Quiche (saute some chopped asparagus and mushrooms in olive oil, in another skillet scramble eggs. Scoop eggs onto plate - fold veggies in - top with cheese (shredded cheddar and feta) while hot
Grapefruit halves
Sourdough Toast (organic loaves on sale)
Greek Yogurt and Coconut Almond Granola and dried cranberries for dessert

Mon - Pork Steaks (grilled)
Veggie Packets (zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, green pepper - add a little butter and season salt - wrap in foil envelopes)
Baked Apples (half and core, drizzle with butter, lemon juice and a little brown sugar an/or Stevia)

Tues - Experiment with steamed cabbage and the chicken apple sausage (use recipe below after boiling the sausage to cook first).
fruit salad
clean out the crisper salad
Snacks -
Apples, Watermelon, Strawberries, Craisins, Granola, Almonds, and Dark Choc. Covered Almonds! (3.99/lb.)

Pork "Steaks"
1 pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients together. Slice against grain into "steaks"/chops and put meat into ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Seal well and double bag for freezing and thawing purposes.

Sausage Cabbage Skillet (allrecipes.com)

1 pound smoked kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 small head cabbage, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1.In a large skillet, brown the sausage; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.