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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Menu Plan: week of 7/3

This week's menu is still heavier than usual on the red meat, because we just bought a 1/4 of a cow, and I've got to use up some of this beef so I have room in the freezer to buy other meats.   There are also some repeats on here from last week... plans changed a few nights and we wound up eating quick sandwiches instead of cooking. 

I really hope to find time on Monday in between the parade and dinner to make some of these Star-Studded Mini Pies to send in to the guys at my husband's police department.  I know the guys will enjoy them!
  • MONDAY: new recipe: Velveeta-stuffed hamburgers on buns (7pts+), salad (0-3pts+ depending on dressing), deviled eggs, corn on the cob, watermelon, s'mores  *Please note that I am choosing not to calculate the WW points yet.. LOL! I'll figure it out later and walk off those points during the week.
  • TUESDAY:  family favorite: crockpot beef machacha on tortillas or nachos, with salsa/ tomatoes/ lettuce/ cheese/ peppers, watermelon   *The beef alone comes out to 9pts+ as written for six servings, but we usually get more than six servings by bulking our servings up with veggies.
  • WEDNESDAY: leftovers or sandwiches
  • THURSDAY: new recipe: Colorado Pork Roast  ,sauted squash, tossed salad  * The roast comes out to 15pts+ as written for four servings- yikes!  Those servings are too big. I plan to make this eight servings at 8pts+ each.
  • FRIDAY: new recipe: corn and salsa chicken packets  (8pts+)  *I think I'm going to try grilling these instead of baking them.  I might also add a can of black beans, as one reviewer did. 
  • SATURDAY:  It's Pizza Night here every Saturday- we pretty much always have some variety of homemade pizza and tossed salad.  Last week the kids picked out a cheeseburger pizza recipe- they loved it, but DH and I did not.   This week I want to try this Grilled Pizza recipe if the weather cooperates.  I'll use my favorite pizza dough recipe-- I make this in the bread maker nearly every Saturday:
  • Amy's Favorite Breadmaker Pizza Crust
    1 1/3 cups water
    2 tablespoons canola oil  (I've used other oils and it comes out fine.)
    4 cups flour
    1 tsp salt
    2 tsp active dry yeast 
    Optional: sometimes I add in some garlic pepper or other spices.
    Run on the "dough" cycle in breadmaker.  Spray pizza pan with olive oil non-stick cooking spray.  Stretch crust out, let sit for five minutes, and stretch again to cover large pizza pan.  Bake at 450 for 8 minutes, top as desired, then bake for approximately 10 more minutes. 

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  1. I've been looking for more crockpot recipes and the beef machacha looks great. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Hi Amy--thanks for stopping by my blog with the great ideas for the mini crockpot. I will have to remember that as we have Taco Tuesday almost every week and that would make it much easier--or I also love the idea of using it for the next-night nachos...smart way to heat without blasting out the kitchen.
    And I will try your pizza dough listed here too...I have had NO luck with pizza doughs, so I'll see how it goes with yours! The site Dinner: A Love Story has some great suggestions on how to grill pizzas...they just did the story in the last two weeks so it should be easy to find.
    Have a great week!

  3. velveeta burgers sound great!!
    speaking of pizza dough...i purchase mine frozen at the store!!
    i did ww years ago and did great but always gained back. im engaged with a baby now and dont mind my belly and stretchmarks or i would prob try again!!
    i'd love if you visited my blog
    you can check out my Menu Plan here

  4. The corn and salsa chicken packets look good--and freezer friendly, too!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    And your menu sounds great!


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