Monday, February 13, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

It's Monday.  It's time for another menu plan.  Three of the recipes are coming from this blogger.  I love using my crock pot to cook dinner in the afternoon so I can clean up and then only have a few plates to toss in the dishwasher after we eat.

Today:  Balsamic Beef Pot Roast with potato and cauliflower mash.  (YUM!  The onions that cook with this roast are fantastic)
Teriyaki Chicken and brown rice  (this is prepped and in the freezer now)
Beef Vegetable soup (from the above site)
Sausage-Stuffed bread (see recipe below)
Tuna patties   (an old standby)
Chicken fingers (probably for the kids when Richard and I go out for dinner on Respite Night)

Sausage-Stuffed Loaf
I have no idea where this recipe came from as it is hand-written in one of my binders full of clippings. I am probably going to add more vegetables to this--some chopped carrots, celery and some spinach going South in my crisper and leave out the tomato.
2 Italian Sausages
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 med tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp anise seed
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1-15 oz (440 ml) can chunky style tomato sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 loaf of French Bread (I am using panini rolls)
Grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Remove sausages from casings.  Crumble sausage meat together with the beef and cook with onion, and pepper, drain.  Stir in tomato, tomato sauce and seasonings.  Cut top of of bread and pick out crumbs to create a shell.  Fill shell with meat sauce, top with grated cheese.  Wrap loaf in foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until heated through.


  1. I am moving into your house this week. I may move in permanently.

  2. Come on over! Pull up a chair!