Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekly Menu 8/22

All good things must come to an end. Summer as we know it in our house is coming to an end this week. Monday is DH's last day of vacation and the school year starts with in-service days Tuesday.

Our menu plan for the week is as follows:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with sliced peaches
Lunch: Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches, pears and raisins
Dinner: Meatloaf Packets (recipe at the end of the post) and broccoli

Breakfast: Peach Muffins
Lunch: Noodle soup and peanut butter pinwheels, peaches
Dinner: Pork Chop Hamburger helper and broccoli

Wednesday, Pasta Day:
Breakfast: English Muffins and fruit
Lunch: Quesadillas and mixed fruit
Dinner: Butternut Squash Ravioli

Fishy Thursday:
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, toast w/ jam
Lunch: Bologna or Salami Sandwiches
Dinner: Salmon Burgers (patties to the rest of the world), rice, sauteed summer squash and zucchini

Meatless Friday:
Breakfast: Oatmeal and fruit
Lunch: English Muffin Pizzas, veggie sticks

Breakfast: Pancakes or Waffles (Triple batch for the freezer and quick breakfasts another day)
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Hot Dogs, Mac or potato salad, fruit or veggie stix

Crock Pot Sunday:
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs & toast
Lunch: Stuffed Peppers (main meal)
Dinner: noodle soup, quesadillas, leftovers

Meatloaf Packets

1 1/2 lb ground beef (80%)

1 Package onion soup mix

1 egg

3/4 C milk

1/2 C bread crumbs

1 lb potatoes skin on, cut into wedges

3 C carrot sticks

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 6 (18x10-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil; spray with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix beef, dry soup mix, egg, milk and bread crumbs. Shape into 6 loaves, 4x2 1/2x1 inch. Place 1 loaf on each foil sheet. Microwave potatoes for 4 -6 min. Place about 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup carrots around each loaf.

2. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.

3. Place packets on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160ºF. To serve, cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape. Garnish with parsley.

I may just try to bake these in the oven depending on the weather. i will probably start cooking them at 350 degrees for a half hour. I will try to remember to include the oven baking instructions if that is what i do.

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