Saturday, December 5, 2009

December 6-12

Sunday: Saucy pepper Steak
Monday: Foil Pack Chicken & Artichoke Dinner
Tuesday: Mini Pizzas
Wednesday: Spaghetti with Bolognese
Thursday: Out for dinner due to son's Christmas Program
Friday: Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves
Saturday: Saucy Pork Medalions

Review of last week:

Sunday: Chinese takeout

Monday: Sloppy Janes
-One of my favorite recipes. The kiddos love it as do we. So easy and I love that I can simmer it most of the afternoon without losing flavor

Tuesday: BBQ pulled pork
-Way too liquid-y. The BBQ sauce was way too diluted and there was really no taste. I have made a different recipe before that was 100x better. Will definitely be going back to my old recipe

Wednesday: Cheesy Beef Stroganoff
-Good but needed more cheese; didn't taste like traditional stroganoff

Thursday:Tuna Noodle Casserole
-Probably would have been better if I would have actually planned ahead of time and put it in the crockpot instead of trying to short cut it and make it on the stove top.

Friday: Pizza Meatloaf
-Not as well liked by the hubby although the kiddos liked it; might have been because I used diet lean beef versus ground sirloin. I plan on making again!

Saturday: Ground Beef Dinner
-If you choose a meal based on appearance, then this is NOT the meal for you. It is definitely not the most visually appealing, but it tastes good. Think beef chop suey minus the sprouts.

Recipe of the week
Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

6 servings
What you need:
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 egg
12 Saltine Crackers, finely crushed (1/2 cup)
1-1/2 cups Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese, divided
1 cup Thick 'N Chunky Salsa, divided

Make It:

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

MIX first 4 ingredients with 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup salsa.

PRESS evenly into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Use back of spoon to make indentation in center of each. Place muffin pan on foil-covered baking sheet.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until meatloaves are done (160°F). Top with remaining salsa and cheese; bake 3 min. or until cheese is melted.

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