Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Menu Planning

Already into week 4 and I have been finding lots of new blogs to get some yummy recipes for my meal planning.  Still one of my favorites seems to me Fortheloveofcooking, but this week I decided I needed to venture out into the blog world and give others the chance to please my family with some of their great recipes.   This weeks meals were very easy. I only had to spend about a hour in the kitchen preparing and I already have next weeks meals picks lined up waiting.

So here is this weeks meals.....

Monday - Boys going to the Dolphin game so the girls are going to go out to our favorite spot Panera or Chipote.

Tuesday - Chicken Florentine from Paula Dean.  Here is the recipe off Food Network site.


2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach

6 chicken breast halves (about 4 pounds), cooked, boned, and shredded

2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

2 cup grated sharp Cheddar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon curry powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

2 tablespoons butter


Remove the outer wrappers from the box of spinach. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the spinach and put into a large bowl. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the spinach and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top. Dot with the butter.

Wrap the uncooked casserole securely with plastic wrap, then with aluminum foil. Place each pan into a plastic freezer bag and seal. Place into freezer.

Allow casserole to thaw 24 hours in refrigerator. When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and foil. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes until bubbly.

Friday - $4.99 Piazza or left overs

If you were wondering how last meals rated with the family.  Well, the Tuesday's pasta dish was just another ordinary tasting baked ziti dish. Wednesday's stuffed chicken I thought was a little blan and could have used some sauce over the top, however, the beans where out of this world.  My son was the only one who liked it alot.  Thursday's meal Baked shrimp was delicious, the shrimp was tender and had a burst of flavor with every bite.  This meal got the Thumbs up for the week!

Bon Appetit!

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