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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Week of 9/28

I think things will be back to normal this week... whatever normal may be! I'm actually planning on doing some cooking this week, and I'm doing it with a plan. I don't think I could handle too many of the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants menu plans like I did last week! It works for a change of pace, but I always do better with a plan. And now that my cupboards and freezers are stocked, I have lots to plan with!

Grilled Chicken Salads (leftover chicken from Sunday's grilling)

Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry (recipe below)

Chicken Spaghetti using leftover rotisserie chicken and/or grilled chicken
Side Salads

Leftover night!

Homemade Pizza

Tilapia (Any ideas for how to prepare this?)
Baked Yams
Green Beans

Our small group is meeting, so I'll just be taking a side dish. I might make baked potatoes and take some toppings (sour cream, broccoli, cheese).

Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

1/2 c. water
1/3 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. honey
4 garlic cloves, mince (or a sprinkle of garlic powder)
3/4 t. ginger

1 t. cornstarch

1 lb. chicken
4-5 c. veggies (fresh or frozen - Thaw if frozen.)

Combine the first 5 ingredients.
Place 1/2 c. of mixture in a Ziploc bag.
Add chicken (about 1 lb.) and seal.
Turn to coat.
Refrigerate about 1 hour.
Refrigerate remaining marinade.

When ready to cook, drain and discard marinade from meat.
In a large non-stick skillet, brown chicken until no longer pink.
Remove meat and keep warm.
Add stir fry veggies to pan and stir fry for 4 minutes.
If using mushrooms, add them and stir fry an additional 1-2 minutes.
Return chicken to pan.
Combine cornstarch and the reserved marinade. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
Stir into meat/veggie mixture. Bring to a boil.
Cook and stir until thickened.
Serve over rice.

For more great menu planning ideas, stop by Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Savings Ninja said...

Yum that stir fry recipe sounds great, and I love that it is all stuff I have on hand. Its going on my list :) Thanks for sharing!

Rona's Home Page said...

My family love Tilipia fried. I've also had it done streamed with veggies.
You have some terrific recipes this week.
I love MPM. I get so much inspiration from the participants.

newmami_rgv said...

pizza, pizza! How did last week turn out? Not bad, I hope. And we here in texas love tilapia.. I usually broil it 8-10min. You can season it however you want! I usually drizzle some olive oil, squeeze and bake with the lemon wedges n salt n pepper or press breadcrumbs and blackening seasoning... Need any other ideas, let me know.

Hattie said...

For the Tilapia (we eat it every week) - put fish on a foil lined baking sheet (easy clean-up) rub both sides w/ olive oil and season with whatever you have on hand. I like to use lemon pepper or any grill seasoning. Put it under the broiler for about 8-9 minutes or until it flakes w/ a fork. So easy and yummy. P.S. I love to eat mine with spicy mustard!

Zonnah said...

I will have to give the Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry a try.