Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Dinners

Well, I did it! I managed to go shopping and prep enough meals for us for the entire month. I am so excited to have this done and it cost less than $150 plus all the staple items I had at home.

Some of the things I purchased were 10 lbs chicken breast, 10 lbs of whole pork loin, 2 packs of pork tenderloin, and 3 pounds of top sirloin. The recipes came from various sources and some are my own. I will share my favorites as the month goes on.

Here is copy of my meal plan for the month :

1 ham and black eyed peas
2 meat roll
3 chicken mole
4 bbq chicken/stuffed baked tomatoes
5 beef goulash
6 baked fish in spaghetti sauce
7 grilled southwest chicken in cilantro sauce
8 Chicken chili
9 garlic and soy grilled pork chops / chinese style broccoll
10 beef with asparagus and mushrooms
11 steak roll
12 Chicken taco salad
13 vegetable beef soup
14 lime herb pork tenderloin
15 Going Out
16 Going out
18 twelve boy curry
19 pork satay q&e 244
20 Out
21 grilled ancho rubbed steak q&e 224
22 stuffed pork chops
23 Chicken with goat cheese and spinach
24 stuffed pork chops
25 Chicken cacciatore
26 pork chops with orange sauce
27 mexi spiced pork tenderloin
28 baked jambalaya
30 Teryaki pork tenderloins
31 spaghetti and meatballs

So far my favorites have been the Meat Roll and BBq Chicken.

Meat Roll - I subbed cheddar cheese the second time and it was excellent.

2 slightly beaten large eggs
¾ cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice)
½ cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon crushed garlic
2 pounds lean ground beef
8 1-ounce thin slices fully cooked ham
1 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, parsley, oregano, salt,
pepper, and garlic. Stir in the ground beef, mixing well. On waxed paper, pat meat
mixture into a 12 X 10-inch rectangle. Arrange ham slices atop meat, leaving a ½ inch
border around all edges. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese over
ham. Starting from a short end, carefully roll up meat, using waxed paper to lift; seal edges and ends. Seal in a 1-gallon freezer bag, label and freeze.

When thawed, place roll, seam side down, in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake
in a 350 oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers
170 and juices run clear. (Center of meat roll will be pink because of the ham.)
Sprinkle remaining shredded mozzarella

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