Monday, June 18, 2012

Menu Plan Monday + 4 Recipe Reviews!

Monday~ Homemade Pizza

 *We've been using this new dough recipe and love it! You mix it by hand and put it in the fridge for up to 3 days to rest an pull it out when you want to use it. You don't have to let it rise at a warm temp at all and when you use it, you only have to stretch it across the pan with your hands - no rolling pin needed! Perfect for a crispy yet chewy thin crust :) We divide it into 4 balls (in medium sized ziplock bags) and put two of them immediately in the freezer for the next weekend.

Tuesday~ Lemon Chicken Rice Soup (275 Calories a serving), bread

Wednesday~ Baked Ziti (331.9 calories per 1/8th of 9x13 pan), salad
Thursday~ Fajitas

Friday~ Grilled chicken over salad, bread

Recipe Review: 

Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken - We are going to try this one again and then rate it because I kind of overcooked it while I was chasing two little ones! But Tim said the taste was really good and would liked to try it again! And its was easy to make :) It's a GO!

Twice Baked Butternut Squash- Tim- 7/10 (but only as a side, not a main dish ;), Julie- 7/10 - I just didn't love it and it was a lot of work! Ease to make 4/10. No Go. X

Warm Pasta Salad with Pecan and Spinach -Tim 4/10, Julie- 4/10, Ease to Make 9/10. It was easy to make, but not worth making. It all smelled so good and looked good, but fell flat. We just didn't like it enough to make it again. No Go. X

Tuna Melt on Rye - Tim - 8/10, Julie- 8.5/10, Ease to make 9/10 - so easy to make and delicious and light! Great for dinner or lunch with guests.  It's a GO!

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1 comment:

Paula Hong said...

bummer about the squash. The baked ziti looks great and i love that you can prepare it ahead of time. I might just try it! (I'm terrible in the kitchen)