Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week of Dec. 1-Dec. 7

Here's the menu for this week:

Monday: Spinach Ravioli Bake
Tuesday: Vegetable Panini with Feta
Wednesday: Yummy Pork Chops
Thursday: Better Burgers
Friday: Baked Ziti
Saturday: Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
Sunday: Shrimp Stir Fry
Dessert Option: Creamy Layered Gelatin Squares

Spinach Ravioli Bake
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 pkg. (25 ounces) frozen Italian sausage ravioli or ravioli of your choice
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozarella cheese
1 pkg. (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Yummy Pork Chops
4 lean lamb loin chops
1/2 cup soy sauce
Salt and pepper
Onions (optional)

Vegetable Panini with Feta
1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread (about 20 inches long)
1 (10 ounce) pkg. romaine salad mix
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium-size ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 medium purple onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Feta cheese
1/3 cup fat-free Caesar dressing
2 Tbs. lemon juice

Better Burgers
2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half (we used milk because it is what we had)
2 Tbs. minced onion
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram or oregano
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
8 hamburger buns

Baked Rotini
1 (16 ounce) pkg. rotini (or similar pasta)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 egg
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
6 ounces mozarella cheese, shredded

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
8 ounces uncooked Penne pasta
1 pound ground beef
6 bacon strips, diced
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Barbecue sauce and prepared mustard, optional

Shrimp Stir-Fry
4 tsp. canola oil, divided
2 Tbs. plus 1-1/2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce, divided
3 garlic cloved, minced
1-1/2 pounds medium peeled and deveined fresh or thawed frozen shrimp
2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
8 ounces white mushrooms, quartered
4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large bell pepper, any color, cut into thin strips
8 ounces snow peas, strings removed
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Creamy Layered Gelatin Squares
1-1/2 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (8 serving size) or 2 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Brand Lime Flavor Sugar Free Low Calorie Gelatin
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1-1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, divided

1 comment:

Livin Life 13 Weeks At a Time said...

just a little suggestion...can you guys try to tally up how much you spend on these meals a week?? I know some of it is in the pantry but it would be a great help :) Thanks!!