Monday – Macaroni and cheese, oven roasted broccoli and cauliflower (toss with a little olive oil, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over, and add a few slices of fresh garlic. Roast at 475 degrees F for about 25 minutes).
Tuesday – Beef burgers brushed with balsamic glaze (1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 T brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low. Let reduce to about half – should take about 10 minutes). Sweet potato fries (slice up sweet potatoes, toss with just a touch of olive oil, bake in the oven). Cole slaw.
Wednesday – Tomato soup with ravioli – Cook ravioli as per package. For 2 cans of soup, you’ll need about 1 twelve ounce package of meat or cheese ravioli. Add ravioli to each bowl of soup and top with a touch of grated cheese. Crusty bread.
Thursday – Taco pizza: Use a premade pizza crust. Top with ground beef cooked with taco seasoning (as per package directions), salsa, and grated cheese. After it comes out of the oven, top with your favourite taco toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, and so on. Fruit salad.
Friday – Broiled chicken – I like to broil it with a bit of vinegar poured over it. That keeps it really moist and adds a really great flavour. You can use whatever type of vinegar you’d like. Add some freshly cracked black pepper. Couscous cooked in chicken broth, green beans sauteed in butter, lemon pepper, and soy sauce.
Saturday – Pork tenderloin topped with applesauce, a bit of maple syrup, and some corn flake crumbs. Roast in a 325 degree F oven for about 45 minutes to an hour until cooked through. Egg noodles, peas.
Sunday – Easy Shepherd’s Pie: Brown 1 1/2 lb. ground beef. Add in 2/3 cup ketchup (the new Heinz Balsamic Ketchup adds a nice zingy flavour), 2 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, and 1 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash, original (OR try one of their great new seasoning packets – the one for meatloaf is really good in this recipe – you might need to add a bit of water along with it to make it the right consistency). Place this in a casserole dish – spray it with cooking spray or use some non-stick aluminum foil to make cleanup easier – and top with 1 can of corn that’s been mixed with a can of creamed corn and some mashed potatoes (a great way to use up leftovers!). Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes – you can put it under the broiler for a couple minutes to add a little crunch to the top. Tossed salad.
I linked this menu plan up to Menu Plan Monday over on OrgJunkie. Click on the image above to get more great menu plan ideas!