Friday, January 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Last week went as follows:
Monday: Sandwiches
Tuesday: Spring Creek Barbeque
Wednesday: Outback Steakhouse
Thursday: Panda Express
Friday: Chicken Sandwiches
Saturday: Chicken Sandwiches and Babe's Restaurant
Sunday: Frito Pie

Needless to say the whole idea of trying out all those new recipes went right out the window. We haven't eaten out this much in a very long time. Outback was yum yum good! I had a fillet and it was just the best ever! We actually took the girls and sat down and ate with them, a first for us. Any previous meals out have been buffet or super quick like Pei-Wei. They did pretty good. The worst is when they are constantly trying to grab anything and everything off our plates. And every time we drink out of a glass they want to too. They can officially sit in their highchairs with those padded seat covers. So we have opened a whole new door. Fun fun!!

So here's this week
Monday: Bacon Cheese Burger Chicken - a new one and looks super yummy
Tuesday: Spaghetti or Ravioli
Wednesday: Roast with veggies
Thursday: Chicken Packets - also a new one and I can't wait to try it
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner - Omelets or sausage biscuits

A few of you asked for my Monkey Bread Recipe so here it is:

Monkey Bread
4 packages of refrigerated biscuit dough (12 oz. each) I used regular biscuits or crescent rolls
1.5 cups sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup margarine or butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional - I didn't use them, but I will next time)
1/2 cup raisins (optional - I didn't use them)

Place sugar and cinnamon into a large ziploc bag and shake well to combine. Cut the biscuits into quarters and place several at a time into the bag. Shake to coat with the cinnamon sugar. Lay coated pieces into a Bundt pan, interspersing nuts and raisins amongst the pieces. Melt the butter and brown sugar in a small pan and let boil one minute. Pour over the biscuit dough. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a plate. Serve warm - just pull the bread apart with your fingers and enjoy!!

The thing I forgot when I practiced making it the first time was that it rises. So only fill the pan about half way full. I use two small Bundt pans, but you could get away with using a loaf pan I think.

Have a great Monday!


NikkiPM said...

What about Nikki's Tomato Soup?! I certainly do not see it on the menu! It's super good...and healthy!

Gary Puckett said...

An early review, the Cheeseburger Chicken was great.