Menu Planning Monday: My Menu for the week of 2/1/09

SundayRice a Roni chicken casserole – this came from Marci’s blog and my kids love it. It’s a standby for me when I want to cook something quick and easy. We were originally going to have chicken tortilla soup, but then my husband got invited to a Super Bowl party, and I figured there was no sense making that for just the three of us since I knew the kids wouldn’t really enjoy it anyway.

MondaySimple Italian Chicken breasts (slow cooker meal)

TuesdayHam and Swiss Casserole

1 8 oz pkg wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups ham, cubed
2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream

In a 9X13 pan, layer noodles, ham, and cheese; mix lightly. In a separate bowl, mix the soup and sour cream together. Pour soup mixture over the other ingredients in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cover during the first half of baking.

WednesdayCrockpot chicken and rice

ThursdayTaco Pie – This recipe comes straight from the Bisquick website! It’s easy to make and my kids love it, too!

FridayHam to go biscuits – This is actually my adaptation of a “chicken to go biscuits” recipe because I have some canned ham that I want to use

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 can ham
1 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced drained mushrooms
1 can buttermilk biscuits
1 egg, beaten
3 cups cornflakes, crushed

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In saucepan, melt butter, stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Add milk, cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken, cheese and mushrooms, set aside.

Separate biscuit dough into biscuits. Pat each into 5 inch circle. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on each biscuit circle. Wrap dough around chicken mixture, pressing edges to seal.

Dip rolls in egg, then coat with crushed cornflakes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.

SaturdayLasagne – I use this recipe from Barilla – I love their “oven ready” lasagne noodles. It makes the whole process so simple!