Sunday, December 28, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I'm quite excited for Menu Plan Monday this week. I got two new cookbooks for Christmas and am eager to try out some new recipes! I'm even going to post some of the recipes to share with everyone! ( I hate writing out recipes because I always seem to mess them up!)

Monday- Venison Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday- Tamale Pie with Chips and Salsa
Wednesday- Chili and Baked Potatoes
Thursday- Turkey Cottage Pie with Brownies for dessert
Friday- Lasagna with Breadsticks
Turkey Cottage Pie Recipe
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 envelope Lipton's Recipe Secrets Golden Onion soup mix
2 cups water
2 cups cut up cooked turkey or chicken
1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed veggies
1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
1/8 tsp pepper
5 cups hot mashed potatoes

Preheat oven to 375 F
In large saucepan melt butter and add flour. cook stirring constantly. 5 mins or until golden. Stir in soup mix thoroughly blended with water. Bring to a boil then simmer 15 mins or until thickened. Stir in turkey, veggies, 1 cup cheese and pepper. Turn into slightly greased 2 quart casserole. Top with hot mashed potatoes, then remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 30 mins or until bubbling.

Recipe found in the book Quick Fixes from Brand Name Mixes.
Tamale Pie Recipe

1 lb ground round
1 package frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can sliced black olives
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package corn muffin or corn bread mix plus ingredients to prepare mix
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 green onion thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place meat in large skillet, cook over high heat 6-8 min or until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat aprt with wooden spoon. Drain. Add corn, tomatoes, olives and seasoning mix to meat. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat stirring constantly. Pour into deep 9 inch pie plate. Smooth top with a spatula.

Prepare corn bread mix accoarding to directions. Spread evenly over meat mixture. Bake 8-10 mins or until golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese and onion slices. Let stand 10 mins before serving.

Recipe from the cookbook Quick Fixes from Brand Name Mixes


Rona's Home Page said...

Thank you for sharing the recipes. They sound like winners.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great menu! Have a Happy New Year!