Thursday, March 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Don't forget to go to Orgjunkie for some inspiration!

Monday- Lemon honey chicken (new), green beans, corn on the cob
Tuesday- Kid's night- AKA; If you can find it, eat it!
Wednesday- French's crunchy onion chicken (new) with Creamy bow tie pasta, and peas
Thursday- Cheeseburger casserole 
Friday- King Ranch Chicken
Dessert- I"m going to practice for Easter and make some Bird Nests  I've see a few different variations, but I"m going to try these from BHG.

Lemon Honey Chicken
 4-6 boneless chicken breast halves
 1/3 C. honey 
1 TBL lemon juice 
1 packet onion soup mix 
  Preheat oven to 375. 
Place chicken  down  in a sprayed baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Combine honey, lemon juice and onion soup mix in a small bowl and brush over chicken. Cook an additional 20-30 minutes. (Brush glaze over chicken every 5 minutes)

French's crunchy onion chicken
3-4 cups (4oz) french’s original friend onions 
4 TBS flour
4 -6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
2 eggs, beaten   
Crush  french’s friend onions with flour in a plastic bag. Dip chicken into egg, then coat in the onion crumbs. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes, or until cooked.
Creamy Bow tie pasta
1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
 1 ½ tsp. butter 
2 ¼ tsp. olive oil 
1 ½ tsp. flour
 ½ ts. Minced garlic 
dash of salt 
dash of basil 
dash of pepper 
3 TBL milk
 2 TBL chicken broth
 1 TBL water
 2 TBL shredded parmesan cheese
 1 TBL sour cream   
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in oil, flour, garlic and seasonings until blended. Gradually add the milk, broth, and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and sour cream. Drain pasta and toss with sauce.

Cheeseburger Casserole
Brown 1 lb. hamberburger, add diced tomatoes or tomatoe sauce (with green peppers and onions). Simmer. Add a little bit of ketchup if dry. Add 1-1/2 cups macaroni already cooked (3 cups dry). Top with velvetta (as much or as little as you want!)and let melt. 

King Ranch Chicken
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Potato chips (about 1/2 bag)
½ can Ro-Tel (Original!) OR 1 can diced tomatoes (rotel makes it a little spicy, so I use diced tomatoes)
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 onion, chopped
8 oz. Sour Crème
¼ tsp. garlic salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 lb. cheese grated

Cook chicken in the crock pot on low all day; shred (or just boil on the stove top)
Layer chips at the bottom of a casserole pan.
Put chicken on top of chips. 
Combine all other ingredients except the cheese.  Stir thoroughly.
Pour mixture over chicken.
Top with cheese.
Cover with foil, cook at 350-degrees for 45 minutes. 
Remove from oven, take off foil and let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving…


  1. hi! saw you commented on Wende's Shabby Nest blog - and thought I'd pop over and see! What a great blog - i LOVE cooking, blogs about cooking, etc. Can't wait to see ... I'm already sold on your menu-planning Monday...YESSSS! I need it! THANK YOU! :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! When you try those nests, will you let me know how they turn out? I just love how pretty they will look on my Easter table!