Monday, June 23, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

I am going to be a little more adventurous and try some new things this week.

You can try some new things too by seeing more weekly menus here

Monday: Red Beans, sausage and rice in the crockpot. Half will be frozen for later.
Tuesday: Meatloaf and homemade French Fries
Wednesday: Spinach and Pork Ribs in crockpot. Recipe from food section in local paper: Put 2 pounds of pork ribs (with or without bones) in crockpot, add seasoning salt, and one can of Rotel. Cook on low for 6 hours. Add two packages of slightly defrosted frozen creamed spinach. Cook on low for two more hours. Serve over pasta.
Thursday: Fiesta Chicken Bake. I got the recipe from Harrington House
Friday: Leftovers

Lemonade cookies (Recipe from Cat Cora, "Cooking from the Hip"). This cookie is so tasty- like a lemon sugar cookie, but not WW friendly.

Pre-heat oven to 375. In a large bowl, cream together two sticks of unsalted butter and one cup of sugar with hand mixer. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon zest, and 2 large eggs, one at a time. Beat for 4-5 minutes until mixture is light and creamy. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together 2 1/2 cup flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt and one teaspoon baking soda. Slowly add flour and 3 Oz's. of a can of thawed frozen lemonade concentrate on low speed and mix until well blended.

Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes until just the edges are brown, the middle will still look uncooked. Take out of oven and immediate brush a little of the left over lemonade concentrate on them and sprinkle with sugar. Let cool completely.
The batter will freeze well.


Rue said...

Hi Bobbie :)

Thank you so much for coming by my blog and for the house support ;)

I read down to some of your posts. I've struggled with weight too. I haven't tried WW, because I can't commit to a plan and with two kids in the house it's not feasible, but I do cut every meal we normally eat for dinner in half and try hard not to get up for seconds. My biggest downfall is the weekend because hubby likes to eat a huge lunch and I don't. We're working on that ;)

Good luck with your weight loss :)


Melody said...

Bobbie, thanks for stopping by my blog! Those lemonade cookies sound SO good - I need to copy the recipe and try it some time.