Sunday, January 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 7, 2008

I'm trying out slow cooker recipes this week because our new homeschool schedule has us away from home a big chunk of every Tuesday with only 2 hours home before the hubby and kids leave again for Awana. That's 2 hours to finish any school that didn't get done before we left, prepare dinner, get ready for Awana, and eat all while having a highly mobile crawler, almost toddler underfoot. I figure the only solution is the slow cooker doing most of the dinner work for me while I'm gone. So I'm trying out a bunch of recipes from the Taste of Home Slow Cooker Classics magazine that I picked up for my stocking. It'll still be in the newsstands until February 11th if you are interested.

I'm also trying to get back on track with Weight Watchers so I've listed the points for each item in parenthesis.

Monday: Turkey Spaghetti (7) with Salad (2) and Homemade Rolls (4)
Tuesday: Turkey in Cream Sauce (3) with Low Fat Mashed Potatoes (3) and Broccoli (0)
Wednesday: Chicken in Mushroom Sauce (8) over Egg Noddles (4) with Salad (2)
Thursday: Beef and Beans (5) over Rice (4)with Corn Bread (for hubby) (3) Homemade Rolls (for the kids and I) (4)
Friday: Homemade Sub Sandwiches on Homemade Bread (9) and Progresso Light Soup (0)
Saturday: Steak Burritos (7) with 1/2 cup Spanish Rice (3)
Sunday: Leftover Buffet

The Turkey Spaghetti is simply a jar of prepared spaghetti sauce with 1 pound of browned and seasoned ground turkey added and then served over 1 cup of spaghetti noodles.

The Homemade Sub Sandwiches are made using 2oz deli ham, 1oz cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, mustard, salt, and pepper. No mayo.

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4 comments:

Bonnie said...

Looks yummy !!

Lorie said...

I just started doing WW points just from what I have found online. You recipes sound great!

Penelope Anne said...

You know we used the slow cooker a lot when we had things to do, and still use it for Scout night...it is a great tool for the kitchen, in fact we have multiples, in different sizes.

Let us know your fav recipes...I am always looking for new recipes to try out.

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Mrs Coetser said...

oohhh love your menu