DAY 1:PORK CHOPS WITH APPLESAUCE, BAKED SWEET POTATOES
WITH BUTTER AND BROWN SUGAR (2)
PORK CHOPS WITH APPLESAUCE
pork chops 2 Tbsp. oil (not olive oil) 1 1/2 c. chunky applesauce 1 c. water 1/4 c. chopped onion 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
sauce 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 Tbsp. cold water
In a nonstick skillet, brown
the pork chops over medium heat on both sides. Drain off excess oil. Add the applesauce, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce,
garlic powder, salt and pepper to the skillet. Stir, cover, and simmer for about 30-35 minutes. Remove pork chops and keep
In a small glass or bowl, combine the cornstarch and water and stir until smooth. Stir into the skillet, bring
to a boil, and cook on low heat for an additional 2 minutes. Return the pork chops to the skillet and heat through. Serve
BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH BUTTER AND BROWN SUGAR
sweet potatoes or yams (enough for your family) butter brown sugar* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
the sweet potatoes, and stick with the tines of a fork several times. Place on a baking sheet, and place in oven. Bake for
Set the oven to broil.
Cut a cross on the top of each sweet potato, and pinch the sides to push the
potato insides to the surface (careful- it will be real hot!). Place a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon of brown sugar
on the top of each potato. Return to oven, and broil for several minutes, or until the brown sugar is carmelized, but not
burned. Serve immediately.
*Sometimes we use a marshmallow instead of the brown sugar. Both are good! Even the kids
will eat these despite the orange color because of the sweet topping!
DAY 2:CHICKEN & LINGUINI STIR-FRY
CHICKEN & LINGUINI STIR-FRY
1 16 oz package fresh linguini
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely
ginger to taste
1 pound chicken breast fillets,
cut into strips
2 carrots, peeled, thinly
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cauliflowerets
1 small red bell pepper,
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 cups fresh spinach
½ cup chopped green onions
1 cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Cook the linguini using
package directions and drain.Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet or wok
over medium-high heat.Add the garlic and ginger.Saute for 1 minute.Add the chicken strips.Saute for 5 minutes.Add the carrots, broccoli, cauliflower,
and red pepper.Saute for 5 minutes, adding the 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. at
a time as needed.
Add the spinach and green
onions.Saute for 2 minutes.Remove
to a large bowl.Add the linguini to the bowl and mix well.Combine the vinegar, soy sauce and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in the same skillet.Simmer for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.Add the vinegar sauce to the
linguini mixture and toss to mix.
Serve with Italian bread.
DAY 3:BAKED BROCCOLI AND TUNA WITH PARMESAN POTATOES
BAKED BROCCOLI AND TUNA
1 (16 ounce) pkg. frozen
1 (10 ounce) can of cream
of mushroom soup
2/3 cup skim milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 (7 ounce) cans water-pack
2 Tbsp. seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 450
degrees.Cook the broccoli using package directions for half the time indicated
or until tender-crisp; drain.Add the soup, milk, lemon juice and tuna; mix well.Spoon into a 2 quart baking dish.Sprinkle
with the bread crumbs.Bake until bubbly and golden brown.
4 baking potatoes
¼ cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tsp. dried parsley
1 Tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup parmesan cheese
wash and cut potatoes lengthwise
like French fries, but thicker.In a large storage bag, combine the oil, garlic,
parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.Put the cut potatoes on
a microwave safe plate and pre-cook for 15 minutes on high.
Preheat the oven to 350
degrees.Add the potatoes to the bag and shake.Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.Dump the mixed potatoes into
the dish and put in the oven for about 50 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
DAY 4: MOCK FILET MIGNON, LONG GRAIN AND WILD RICE,
MOCK FILET MIGNON
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 onion, shredded
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
¼ cup chopped green bell
¼ tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3-4 slices bacon
Combine the ground beef
with the remaining ingredients except bacon in a large bowl; mix well.Shape
into 10 thick patties.Wrap a bacon slice around each patty; secure with a wooden
pick.Grill to the desired degree of doneness.
Cook a box of long grain
and wild rice according to package directions.
12 asparagus spears
2 Tbsp. butter
salt and pepper to taste
Put a small amount of water
to cover the bottom of a microwave safe flat dish.Add the asparagus, butter,
and salt and pepper and microwave on high about ½ minutes.
DAY 5: HOT SWISS AND HAM BUNS, CHIPS, AND FROZEN PEAS
HOT SWISS AND HAM BUNS(this makes 8 sandwiches)
8 hamburger buns or Kaiser
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tsp. horseradish
2 tsp. mustard
½ cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds, optional
1 pkg (8 oz) ham slices,
1 pkg (8 oz.) swiss cheese
slices, 8 slices
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Cut buns in half, if necessary.Combine
butter, horseradish, mustard, onion, and poppy seeds, if used.Cover bottom halves
of buns with half of butter spread.Top with 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese.Cover top halves of buns with remaining butter spread.Put sandwiches together.Wrap each in foil. Place on baking sheet.Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese
is melted and sandwiches are cooked through.
Serve these with frozen
peas cooked according to pkg directions and your favorite potato chips.
DAY 6:ROSEMARY CHICKEN, CREAMY WHITE RICE AND TOSSED
4 chicken breast fillets
1 tsp. rosemary
1 (10 ounce) can cream of
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Rinse the chicken and pat dry.Cut into
strips and place in a 2-quart baking dish.Sprinkle with rosemary.Pour the chicken soup over the chicken.Bake for 30-40 minutes
or until cooked through.
CREAMY WHITE RICE
Cook 3 cups of Minute rice
according to manufacturer directions except instead of using water, use the same amount of milk.Once the milk is boiling, add the rice and a ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.
Buy a bag of tossed salad
or get the veggies and make your own.Don’t forget the salad dressing.
DAY 7:ROUND STEAK WITH DEVILLED GRAVY, NOODLES AND
ROUND STEAK WITH DEVILLED GRAVY
1 ½ to 1 ¾ lbs. round steak
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper or 1/8 tsp.
2 to 3 Tbsp. oil
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup chili sauce, bottles
½ cup water or beef broth
1 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard,
Trim fat from edges of meat.Cut into serving sized pieces.Combine
the flour, salt and pepper on a plate.Coat the meat on both sides with the flour
mixture.In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. oil
Until very hot.Brown steak on both sides, adding extra oil if needed.Remove
steak.Stir in ketchup, chili sauce, water or beef broth.Worcestershire sauceand mustard.Return meat to skillet.Bring to a boil.Lower to a simmer.Cover.Cook for ¼ hours.Turn meat once during cooking, if desired.Serve the meat with the devilled gravy.
Buy a bag of wide noodles
and cook according to package direction.Drain.Add 3 Tbsp. butter, and ½ cup parmesan cheese.
Serve with can or frozen
corn cooked according to manufacturer’s directions.
TEXAS SHEET CAKE
c. water 3 sticks butter or margarine, divided 8 Tbsp. baking cocoa, divided 2 c. flour 2 c. sugar 1/2 tsp.
salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 tsp. vanilla, divided 1/2 c. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 4-5 Tbsp. milk 1 lb. powdered
sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large
saucepan, bring the water, 2 sticks of margarine or butter, and 4 Tbsp. cocoa to a boil. Make sure the butter melts completely.
Remove from heat. Add the flour, sugar, and salt. Beat with a wooden spoon until completely blended. Add the beaten eggs,
1 tsp. vanilla, buttermilk, and baking soda. Mix thoroughly.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet (make sure it's large enough)
for 20-25 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the icing. In a large saucepan, bring 1 stick of butter or margarine,
the milk, and remaining cocoa to a boil over low heat. Remove from heat. Add the powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix to
desired consistency. You may need to add more milk, but icing should be somewhat thin. Immediately pour the warm icing over
the warm cake and spread.
4-6 pork chops 1 pound
chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
ounce) cans water-pack tuna
pounds ground beef
(8 oz) ham slices, 8 slices
to 1 ¾ lbs. round steak
butter 2/3 cup skim
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
butter or margarine
(8 oz.) swiss cheese slices, 8 slices
cup parmesan cheese
sticks butter or margarine, divided
c. buttermilk 4-5 Tbsp. milk
oz package fresh linguini
of long grain and wild rice
of wide noodles
FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
1/4 c. chopped onion
fresh sweet potatoes or yams (enough for your family)
of garlic, finely minced
peeled, thinly sliced
red bell pepper, julienned
chopped green onions
cup grated carrots
chopped green bell pepper
of tossed salad or veggies to make your own
1 1/2 c. chunky applesauce
ounce) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli
ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup 2 Tbsp.
seasoned bread crumbs
buns or Kaiser rolls
ounce) can cream of chicken soup
chili sauce, bottles
water or beef broth
or frozen corn
BAKING SUPPLIES THAT YOU NEED BUT MAY ALREADY HAVE