Last week was a flurry of activity and I am still exhausted! Monday being a holiday and all, I don't think I cooked. Honestly I don't even remember! I have a horrible memory! I know our friends made us dinner of lamb chops and yummy potato salad either Sunday or Monday night. Anyways, on to the meals I did cook, sometime during the week.
Pizza Pasta-This was made out of necessity and what I had in the house. Just boiled rotini pasta. In a seperate pan cooked up 1 lb ground beef with 1 Tblsp Italian Seasoning and some fresh garlic. I chopped up a bunch of pepperonis I had in the fridge and added those too. I would have added mushrooms or peppers but didn't have any. After the meat is cooked I added a jar of Ragu ( I know, real fancy!) Then when the pasta was cooked added it to the pan and about 1 cup of shredded Pizza cheese. Voila! Dinner.
White Wine Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Bundles
This was actually what Jeremy wanted for his birthday. Its one of his favorite things that I make, but somehow we didn't make it that day.
Boneless Skinless Chicken seasoned with S&P, rolled in breadcrumbs and placed in a glass baking dish. Bake for about 15 min at 350° . Pull out of the oven (won't be fully cooked) add 3/4 cup white wine to the baking dish and cover chicken with sliced muenster cheese. Cook for another 15 minutes or until cooked through.
I have no measurements for this, but about 3-4 Idaho potatoes uses about 3 TBSP butter and a healthy scoop of sour cream. I also add Tony Cachere's Cajun Seasoning.
Green Bean Bundles
First place 5-6 slices of bacon on a baking sheet with a rack. Cook for about 10 minutes (You do not want the bacon to be cooked through) Use fresh or canned Whole Beans and grab a handful making sure they are all parallel. Wrap a bacon slice around them overlapping the bacon and place back on sheet. Pour a little bit of Catalina dressing over each bundle and cook till bacon is crisp.
Meal #3 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Found here on allrecipes.
I did make the following changes though. I substituted all box chicken stock for the water and can of chicken broth. There is absolutely no reason to precook the chicken. I put frozen pieces in there and they were fantastic! I also didn't use black pepper, I used cayenne b/c we like things a bit spicy!
Also, I was lazy so I didn't make my own tortilla chips. I had a bag.
Serve with cheese, fresh cut cilantro and a dollop of sour cream! Super yummy!
This was by far the easiest meal of the week. I think total time was like 15 minutes....and it smelled awesome walking in the door from work!
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