Monday, January 2, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Still working on a little banner to go with Menu Plan Monday, but wanted to get this post done.

Monday-Tacos made with meat from Make-A-Mix Cookery. The book is expensive on Amazon, but you might be able to find it at a used book store or even your local library. If you want to know what meat it is let me know.
Tuesday-Lasagna. Going the easy route and getting a Stouffers, adding some bread and salad.
Wednesday-Chili Cheese Macaroni
Thursday-Baked Potatoes, might use leftovers from Wednesday to top them.
Friday-Pizza with homemade sauce, info on that below.
Saturday-Nachos while we watch football
Sunday-Bean Pot Pork Chops. My mom gave me a bean pot for Christmas and I've used it once already and love it. The recipe is almost all the way down the page.

I've mentioned making my own pizza sauce before. It's not a fancy recipe or complicated and I don't have exact measurements for any of it, except the tomato sauce.

The ingredients: Onion Powder, Oregano, tomato sauce, garlic powder, basil and sugar(missing from this picture).

Dump the sauce in a microwave safe bowl.

Add the seasonings. I have no idea how much of each. I dump a little in my hand and add it to the bowl. I crush my oregano and the basil in my hand before I dump them in. Add the sugar, I have a little spoon that came with the container my sugar is in and I just do 2 of them. It's probably a tablespoon in size.

Whisk ingredients and taste. You can usually tell if you need to add something. I usually need to add a little sugar as it will help take away the acidity of the tomato sauce. Put in microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half and then take out, whisk and taste again. You might need to add some other spices to your taste. Put back in microwave until it bubbles. It usually needs another 2-3 minutes, but my microwave is old and slow!!

Here's what our final pizza looks like:


  1. what kind of meat do you use in your tacos I am curious. Thanks. Delda.

  2. I usually use ground turkey for most everything that calls for ground meat. If I do use hamburger I buy the 93/7. Sometimes I use ground chicken, but usually go with ground turkey. The first few times I used it my family couldn't tell a difference.


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