What’s on your cooking horizons this week? I think I’ll make a bag of chicken in the crockpot (something I’ve enjoyed lately; more on that Wednesday), and then make a birthday request dinner Friday for my youngest daughter, who will turn 11!
Monday: 3 Cheese Ziti – planned this for last week, but a change of plans bumps it to this week.
Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan – a family favorite, and EASY!
1 jar marinara sauce
4 chicken breast halves
2/3 c. shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. bread crumbs
2 T. olive oil
Pour marinara sauce in bottom of ungreased 12 x 8 dish.
Place chicken over sauce.
In small bowl, mix cheeses, bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.
Bake at 350 30-35 min.
Serve over noodles.
Wednesday: Spicy Potato Casserole — – from an Amish Cook column in our newspaper; my daughter loves it.
1.5 lb browned ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 small onion, diced
8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hashbrowns)
4 T butter, melted
2 cups shredded cheese
1 t. salt
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can milk
2.5 cups crushed corn chips
Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion. Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish. Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup. Mix with milk. Spoon over hamburger mixture. Top with remaining chips. Bake 45 minutes at 350.
Thursday: Crunchy Salsa Chicken Bake — this was in the coupon section of a recent newspaper. I get lots of recipes that way; they just the way I like them: quick and easy.
Friday: Birthday meal: Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf. It’s from the April Better Homes and Gardens — I made it a couple of weeks ago and my youngest daughter enjoyed it so much that it’s her birthday dinner request.
For dessert, giant cookie.
If you need a good dessert recipe, I made these fruit crumb bars last week and they were delish with vanilla ice cream. I used 1/2 rhubarb and 1/2 strawberries.