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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Week of 7/27

Our church is sponsoring a Home Missions Week this week, and my husband is going to be leading the evening worship Monday through Thursday. While they're providing dinner at the service site each evening, it's going to be things that my husband can't really eat. That makes for some really hurried evenings here if we're not careful!

I think I've put together some meal ideas that are quick to prepare while still being somewhat healthy. I just need a covered dish idea for Sunday. Here's what's on the menu for this week:

We'll be eating at the service site this night. It's the one night that seems to be somewhat cholesterol-friendly.

Chicken Quesadillas (directions below)
Side Salad

Leftover Teriyaki Pork Roast from the freezer

This will be our most stressful day because I'm working and we still have to be on-site for worship by 5:00. I'll be chopping the ingredients for this meal the night before.
Pita Pizzas

Unknown - I'm considering stopping by Subway on my way home. I may wait to see what kinds of restaurant coupons I can hunt down before Friday.

Grilled Chicken
Grilled Mushrooms and Peppers
Noodle mix

We'll be eating at our church this evening. This will wrap up the missions week. I just have to take a covered dish. Any great ideas???

Chicken Quesadilla Directions
I heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
Then I spray one side of a tortilla with cooking spray.
I spray one side of a second tortilla, and I lay them on a plate with the sprayed sides together.
On the top tortilla I place some shredded cheddar.
In a separate bowl, I mix refried beans and salsa until they reach a smooth consistency. This week I will also be mixing in some canned chicken (for time's sake - you can also use cooked chicken).
I add the beans/salsa/chicken over the shredded cheddar.
I add more shredded cheddar.
I lift the topped tortilla and place it (sprayed side down) in the warm skillet.
I top it with the other tortilla, sprayed side up.
After the cheese has melted and the bottom tortilla is browned, I flip and cook the other side.
I like to cut these with my pizza cutter.

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Algebra Teacher said...

We have vacation bible school this week for my little one which means hurried meals for us, too. I'm feeling your pain or strain or whatever!

AudreyO said...

We're making tacos tonight so I asked my daughter to put quesadillas down for either Tuesday or Wednesday so we could use up the meat. I love quesadillas.

Becca said...

I love stopping at Subway when I need something somewhat healthy in a rush. Where do you find coupons tho?

Jennifer said...

Becca - I don't usually have Subway coupons. I'm thinking that I may have to do Quiznos or somewhere else that I can find coupons for. I actually do have a Subway rewards card, but it's from purchases I made in Columbus, OH. Our local stores don't have them yet, so I can't redeem the points around here. Maybe we'll catch up one day!

crazydaisy said...

Mmmmm, great menu!