Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I reserve the right to call it that no matter what day I post it.

Monday: Santa Fe Soup for our Monday night group. Watermelon, Candy Cookie Cups. We hosted this week. Everyone liked the soup a lot and it made a nice big pot of it, so I figured I share the recipe in case anyone else needs something easy and inexpensive to feed a crowd.
originally published in Food for Thought by the Junior League of Birmingham, AL

2 lbs ground beef (or turkey) browned with an onion.
Add in 2 packets of taco seasoning and 2 packets of ranch dressing mix
Here come the cans! Dump in, without draining:
a can of black beans
a can of pinto beans
a can of kidney beans
a can of Rotel style tomatoes with chiles
a can of tomato wedges. (that's what the recipe says but I've never seen a can of tomato wedges so I just used a can of diced tomatoes without chiles)
2 cans of white corn (I used mixed white and yellow because it was on sale for $.46, it was prettier that way)
simmer for 2 hours. Add a couple cups of water as it gets thicker.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, avacado, tortilla chips or any combination thereof

Tuesday: Fried fresh trout (Brian went fishing this weekend), cole slaw, steamed baby yellow squash

Wednesday: Pasta with peas, panzanella salad (we usually do vegetarian on Fridays, or sometimes Mondays, but the ingredients I need to use up will work better to do it Wednesday this week)

Thursday: Basil burgers, grilled corn on the cob, sweet potato chips

Friday we're heading in to Sugar Land to see my family and introduce Will to some friends there!


Annabel Manners said...

Those basil burgers look super yummy. Thanks for the tasty post! :)

Neely said...

It really throws me off when you blog XOXO

my gentle impulsion said...

I love love love that you blog again ;)

I missed your posts and hey I am from Austria so thats really really far away ;)