Monday, July 4, 2011

Menu Monday with a Twist!

Monday:  Leftovers from the weekend

Don't you just love a Monday of leftovers?  For some reason, I really dislike cooking on Mondays.  Perhaps I'm just not ready for the week to begin?  Not sure.  But the potato soup and pulled chicken from the weekend sure did hit the spot.

Tuesday:  Chicken Croquettes with Creole Sauce

This recipe is from Paula Deen.  Enough said, yes?  I thought it was super yummy.  It was basically a crab cake using chicken instead of crab.  Matt didn't eat any of the sauce that I made with it as it was mostly mayo and sour cream of which he is not a fan.  He chose to use BBQ sauce.  Personally, I thought the sauce was perfect with the meal.

I made 12 croquettes instead of 10 and thought they were plenty big
I used green pepper instead of red as we had some leftover...I also left out the onion because I thought we had some and then I couldn't find it (aka:  what happens when your husband cooks a night)
4 servings (3 croquettes each) with 1/4 of sauce
15 points/serving

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Baked Shells with Pesto, Mozzarella, and Meat Sauce

Pesto?  Mozzarella?  Meat?  Who could go wrong, right?  Although I thought this dish was really yummy, I think the pesto was completely hidden within the tomato sauce.  Which is sad because I could basically eat pesto right out of the jar.  It's one of my favorite things and to put it in a dish and not be able to tell is a complete travesty in my book.  Plus, it is a hellified amount of points due to the oil so I felt like it was a complete waste.

But other than that, it was quite delicious.  And got two thumbs up from the hubs which is always a plus. 

I left out the onion because, again, we ran out.  Since I didn't need to cook the onion, I also left out the oil. 
I changed the recipe to 5 servings instead of 4 because I wanted to have a piece of Texas Toast with my meal.  Upon further investigation, the servings could be dialed up to at least 6.  I mean, the meal completely filled up a 9 X 13 pan.  It was a lot of pasta.
5 servings
17 points/serving

Friday:  Leftovers

Saturday:  Find Your Own

Do you ever have days like this at your house?  A day where you don't have anything to cook or don't have any time to cook and you just say, "Honey...have whatever you can find?"  My mom used to do this and she called it "find your own."  So that's what we're doing tonight.  We're leaving on vacation in the morning so I want no leftovers in the house.  Enter "find your own."


Enjoy your Fourth of July friends!


Mrs. Ruby said...

Hope you're having so much fun in FLORIDA!! I will be there next week...

Lindsey said...

Yummy week!!! Have a blast in FL!!!