Monday, April 16, 2012

Menu Plan Monday~ April 16/12

Monday- Spinach salad with bacon, hard boiled eggs, cheddar cheese and veggies, (250 calories)

Tuesday- Rachel Ray's Quesadilla Casserole, (400 calories a slice)

Wednesday- Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken
* I got this recipe from a friend and have been looking for a chance to make it :)

3/4 pound spaghettini or soba noodles                            1/4 t salt
1 T grated fresh ginger                                                   1/8 t cayenne
1T brown sugar                                                              3 scallions, thinly slices
2 T rice vinegar                                                              1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter                                         1 T toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup soy sauce                                                      *I'm also adding chicken
1 garlic clove
1 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into diagonal slices

1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghettini or soba noodles until tender but still firm, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Drain well.
2. In food processor, combine ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, salt, cayenne, puree until sauce is smooth.
3 In large bowl, combine noodles, cooked chicken, and sauce. Toss until combined.
4. In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, scallions, and bell pepper. Toss to mix. Mound vegetables on pasta ans sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve at room temperature.

Thursday- Greek Penne Chicken(450 calories if you make meal 6 servings instead of 4), salad

Friday- Baked Mac and Cheese (500 calories for 1 cup), grilled asparagus - I'm bringing a meal to a mama and this one is always such nice comfort food :) And I usually just use all sharp white cheddar because the other cheeses are hard to find here and are more expensive.

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Danielle said...

Have you made that quesadilla casserole before? It looks so good! Did I tell you we made your mac n cheese for once a month cooking & it was soooooooo good even frozen and then baked. Love it!

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom said...

Looks like a yummy menu!

jeileenbaylor said...

yup - I have made the quesadilla casserole before and it is yummy :) And how good to know the mac and cheese is good frozen, then baked!