This week on Menu Plan Monday, you might notice a theme: lots of dishes involving tomatoes. That’s because the tomatoes are all coming ripe and need to be used. I made tomato sauce with a bucketful Saturday, but had a problem.
I washed and quartered the tomatoes and pot them in a pot, simmering for about 10 minutes. Then I put them through a food mill, into onions and garlic I had sauteed. I let it all simmer a few hours … and it was basically tomato juice. Totally liquid and runny. It was okay … we had it on pasta that night … but still, I wish it were a thick (or even thick-er!) sauce. Anybody know what the problem is?
Here’s the agenda:
Monday: 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.
Tuesday: Skillet Taco Pie
Wednesday: Mrs. T’s Pierogies — sold in the frozen section of the store, and great for heating up quickly on busy nights.
Thursday: White Turkey Chili — I love a good white chili 🙂
Friday: Chicken Stir Fry — I just cook a couple of cut up chicken breasts in a wok, then add a package of bean sprouts, a chopped carrot, some snow peas, and soy sauce. Serve over rice.
What will you be eating this week?