Monday, March 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I'm a little late, Zae's been sick and I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to figure out what to make!

Monday was a free for all...I worked Rob made something out of whatever we had around the house...going shopping tonight after work
Tuesday...crock pot ribs
wed- spegetti
thur-Orange/Apricot crock pot Pork chops
Fri Gluten Free Mama's tater tot casserole

Orange-Apricot Pork Chops in the CrockPot

The Ingredients.

6 pork chops
1 cup apricot jam
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges (and juice!)

The Directions.

Use a 4-6 quart crockpot.

Put pork chops into your crockpot. In a small bowl, combine jam, brown sugar, and spices. Spoon over pork chops. Add the entire can of mandarin oranges evenly over the top. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, or on high for about 4.

Serve with rice to soak up the yummy juice.

Gluten Free Mama's Tater Tot Casserole


One 16oz bag of frozen mixed veggies, partially thawed or fresh garden veggies
1.25 lbs hamburger
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups prepared Mama's Instant Cream Soup (1/2 cup of the dry mix and 1 and 1/2 cups water)
1 pkg. Gluten Free Tater Tots *
1/2-1 cup shredded cheese, optional

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown hamburger, drain grease and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Mix together 1/2 cup Mama's Instant Cream Soup with 1 and 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. About 3-4 minutes.

Pour cream soup over browned hamburger.

Lightly spray a 12 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread veggies evenly into pan. Top with hamburger mixtures. Top with tater tots. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Bake covered for 45 minutes removing cover the last 15 minutes to melt cheese.

**** Be sure that you read the labels on the tater tots from the store. Tater Tot Crowns are not gluten free. Some tater tots are not. I used Western Family. I did not see any ingredients that appeared to have gluten.

**** Be sure to at least partially thaw veggies or cook 10-15 minutes longer to cook the veggies all the way through.

Mama's Instant Cream Soup


Mama’s Instant Cream Soup

2 cups nonfat milk powder or
Better than Milk Rice Milk Powder
1/2 cup Mama’s Almond Blend Flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup instant potato flakes
1/4 cup GF instant bouillon powder*
1 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. parsley

Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container.

For Soup: Mix 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil over medium heat stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes.

For Condensed Soup: Mix 1/2 cup mix with 1 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil over medium heat stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. (Equivalent to 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup)

Cream of Mushroom: Add 1/2 cup diced mushrooms

Cream of Chicken: Add 1/2 cup diced chicken

Cream of Celery: Add 1/8 tsp. celery salt and 1/2 cup chopped celery

Cream of Broccoli: Add 1/2 cup chopped broccoli


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Christina said...

Yummy! That post is making me hungry!

Bridgett said...

Mmm...great recipes! Thank you.