Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday- Mini Meatloaves, mashed potatoes and acorn squash...(recipe from $5
Tue-Kreative Kielbasa
Wed- BBQ Riblets in the crock pot
Thur- Orange apricot pork chops in the crock pot, that I never got to make last week because the kiddos ate all the madarin oranges!!!

Mini Meatloaves and Mashed Potatoes

1 lb ground chicken
1 cup bread crumbs I ground up some GFCF cereal instead
1 egg
2 Tbsp ketchup (
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 onion, finely chopped
BBQ sauce
8 small potatoes
1/2 - 1 cup milk sub
1 -2 Tbsp olive oil (or butter)
1 acorn squash

1. In large bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs/chip crumbs, egg, ketchup and spices. (Or use your favorite meatloaf recipe!!!). Mix well. Scoop meat into muffin tins (I used mini loaf pan tin.) Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
2. Peel and quarter the potatoes. Boil for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in bowl. Mash with potato masher. Add milk and butter/olive oil. Mix in seasonings. Stir well.
3. Prepare squash as follows. This is my favorite way to make it. "Steaming it in the oven" makes the flesh really soft. I would love to hear your favorite way to prepare acorn squash!

Cut acorn squash in half.

(Microwaving the squash for 3-4 minutes will make it easier to cut.) Place upside down in baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water.

Cover with foil.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Remove and let cool 10 minutes before handling. Scoop out seeds and then scoop out the flesh. Drizzle with honey, agave syrup or maple syrup.

4. Serve chicken mini meatloaves with BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes and squash.

Kreative Kielbasa

1 1/2 cups rice (uncooked)
6 eggs, scrambled
1 pkg kielbasea, warmed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce

Cook the rice and then dump everything else in. That's it.


Bridgett said...

You have such great recipes. I'm just not sure Parker would eat these things. :(

I need to try though...


Elizabeth Symington said...

Lol. Too funny about the oranges.

For this week I am hosting the GF menu swap. Each week a different GF blogger hosts. This link is for the home site of this meme.

Here's my link with this weeks gf menu. Feel free to post your mpm menu here.

It would be great to have you join us.