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Weekly Dinner Menus - Cindy Style

Cindy's Menu for Jan 25 - Jan 31 
Jan. 24, 2010 3:25 pm 
Updated: Feb. 4, 2010 4:44 pm
Oh happy happy day!!  It's Sunday and I have my weeks menu planned.  It's a little nerve wracking thinking about all the meals in one day but it sure makes the next  7 days so easy!!!  The comments on my blogs have really been a great inspiration for me.  I'm so glad that I've been able to help some other cooks out there.

The job is going fine, I think it will last more than the 4-6 weeks as originally planned since there is a lot more work to be done than I think even my boss realized.  I would like to work at least through February and then it will be time to go camping again!  I can't wait, what is the saying, I'm getting itching feet for the campground setting!  I'll keep you informed of my progress.

So here we go with another week worth of meals... hope you find some inspiration here!

Monday - Jan 25 - Tacos de Matamoros.  I bought the 98% fat free flour tortillas for my husband and I like the corn tortillas sprayed with cooking spray and heated in a very hot dry skillet.  I made this on Sunday so all I have to do is heat it up for tonight's meal.  There will be plenty leftover to take to work this week.

Tuesday - Jan 26 - Chicken Stroganoff in the Crockpot.  We had this a couple weeks ago and I want it again.  So easy but so good.

Wednesday - Jan 27 - Real Italian Calzones made with my frozen meatballs I made last week.  I'm going to put the ingredients for the dough in the bread machine and then leave instructions for Sam to turn it on to dough cycle at 3:15.  I'll be home by 4:30 and it will be perfectly risen the first rise and then I'll proceed with the rest of the recipe.

Thursday - Jan 28 - Hamburgers out on the grill.  I am able to buy the best ground beef at the commisary that is 93% lean.  It's so delicious and can feed the 2 of us for about $3.00 with french fries and a salad.  YUM!

Friday - Jan 29 - Chicken Katsu.  I bake these at about 400 after spraying with canola cooking spray and laying on a sheet pan with a cooling rack inside.  You get a great crunch on them from using the Panko.  I also dip them in Egg Beaters to get the Panko to stick really well.  Serve with baked sweet potatoes.

Saturday - Jan 30 - Ham Steaks with redeye gravy.  Steamed rice and steamed broccoli.

Sunday - Jan 31 - Jays Signature Pizza Crust made in the bread machine.  Top with 2% mozzarella and turkey pepperoni, onions, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms.  

That's it for another installment of the Shivers' household eating schedule!  I hope you enjoy.  Please leave a comment, I read them every evening and will respond to any quesitons or comments as needed.

Love to you and your family, be safe, be happy, and be in love!!

Jan. 24, 2010 3:45 pm
Hey there Cindy, sounds delish!! Never had red eye gravy, might have to try that! Yummm
Jan. 24, 2010 3:50 pm
Good job Cindy.
Jan. 24, 2010 3:54 pm
Hi Cindy! I always enjoy reading your menus and I hope you'll let us know how the red eye gravy turns out. I had never even heard of that until now.
Jan. 24, 2010 4:04 pm
The Chicken Katsu recipe looks really great & I love that you bake over fry, about how long do you bake for?
Jan. 24, 2010 4:05 pm
Another week's worth of great recipes...I wish I could plan like you do!
Jan. 24, 2010 4:29 pm
I love reading your blog cindy. I can't wait til 2 weeks from now when hubs and I will be moving to the town where he works (no more long distance), and I can start menu planning all the time instead of eating pasta and frozen dinners by myself. I may just have to get a supporting membership and follow your lead with my very own menu blog!
Jan. 24, 2010 5:17 pm
SoozieDoozie, I bake it at about 400 for about 20-25 minutes. I flip them about 1/2 time and then spray them again with the cooking spray. They are so crunchy and yummy. I tend to use chicken tenderloins so they are smaller than the breasts, which I like.
Jan. 25, 2010 7:02 am
Another great menu! I LOVE the reciipe for Real Italian Calzones...make those all the time!
Jan. 25, 2010 4:09 pm
Hey Cindy! I was curious about your various healthy switches. I saw in an earlier post that you used chicken broth in pan frying (I think in place of butter?) and I would love to know more a, or how you use cooking spray when baking. I would love to know more about the things that you use, or methods, for cooking healthier. What a great blog!!!
Jan. 25, 2010 4:10 pm
oops - sorry for the edit error!! hee-hee
Jan. 27, 2010 2:36 pm
Hey Cindy! Just found your blog. I'm trying now to plan my meals and found your recipe for Linguine with Shrimp and Tomatoes. Looking forward to trying it. Later, Wade
Jan. 28, 2010 7:12 am
Hi Cindy-I am sooo jealous, I can barely plan what's for dinner tonight. Maybe I should just make what you are making-I could start grocery shopping on Mon...there's a plan:)
Jan. 29, 2010 7:41 am
Cindy, I'm having a great time letting you do the menu for the week! Thank you so much. I've always been a "menu" person - so I don't have to think about what's for dinner, at 6PM. I found your blog last week, used your menu, and it was even easier - and your meatballs rock! Thanks again!
Jan. 29, 2010 4:23 pm
Just finished the Linguine with Shrimp and Tomatoes. Very good! Suzanne says we can have that again any time. Thanks.
Jan. 30, 2010 12:45 pm
Why thank you Wade! Did you write a review? It would be much appreciated!!!
Jan. 30, 2010 12:47 pm
So glad everyone is enjoying my menu. Even if you can pick one meal a week ahead and then you won't have to think about it is still better than trying to think up something every night on the way home from work. I may change up my menu according to what I'm in the mood to do but at least I have ideas to fall back on!
Jan. 30, 2010 2:36 pm
Yes, I wrote you a review. Say "Hey!" to Sam for me. Later, Wade
Jan. 31, 2010 8:37 am
Sounds like some great recipes, I am going to try a few of them this week and get back with you! Thank you so much, I love my slow cooker! Thanks - D
Feb. 4, 2010 4:44 pm
Yummy looks great!!!
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About Me
I grew up in Stockton, CA and then lived most of my 1st married life in Lemoore, CA. We raised our 3 boys (twins and one more 20 months later)up together but when the youngest son graduated from high school, I realized life was too short to stay in an unhappy, dead marriage. After 23 years, a divorce and a new life. I moved to the Biloxi, MS area and met my wonderful husband now. He is all I could ask for. We have a kitty and a camper and we love them both! She camps with us all the time. I quit my job in August, '08 and my husband is retired (again) so we are enjoying our time together. ***UPDATE*** I'm working again and really liking my job. I don't have to bring it home with me and it's 32 hours per week, which works out perfect. Very happy to report that we are very happy again with a new job!!!
My favorite things to cook
My new favorite is finding low fat, healthy recipes to try. I'm really up for anything to cook.. it's truly my hobby.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now I would have to say that having a fish fry is the closest thing to a tradition I have. Not healthy but it sure is good! Fried fresh caught fish, hushpuppies, okra, french fries. All deep fried and all soooo good!!
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots from this site. I served it to guests and they could not believe that this was a home made meal. For something so easy it's the best meal I've ever made. Also feel very good about my submitted recipes. I'm not one to usually make something up but I like to follow recipes and then maybe make a few tweaks to our liking and needs.
My cooking tragedies
HAHA - It still makes me laugh. My very first meal I cooked for my 1st husband was supposed to be eggs, bacon and pancakes but the skillet I tried to use was not a non-stick. Needless to say.. we had scrambled eggs, torn up bacon, and worst of all, scrambled pancakes.
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