18 October 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Oct 18th

I don't know about you, but our schedule has been a little busy lately and I've only been getting about half of the dinners on my menu plan made. Last week was pretty good, with only missing a couple. And I have to share with you this amazing new recipe that I tried, it was easy, yummy and a hit with everyone. Can't beat that!

Lentils & Rice Tacos
(from my cousin Serina)
3/4 cup dry lentils
3/4 cup brown or white rice (not *minute* rice)
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
4 beef bullion cubes
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
5 cups water
Place all ingredients into slow cooker. Turn it on low and cook for 6-8 hours, checking partway to see if more water should be added. When it is done, this will have the consistency of refried beans. You can use it (in place of meat) to make soft tacos, burritos, tostadas or even as a side dish. It's delicious!

This week there is a lot on the calendar, especially in the evenings, so I am keeping things as simple as possible.

Monday: Pinto Beans and Cornbread
Tuesday: Steak and Potato Scallop
Wednesday: Tostadas
Thursday: Cornflake-Crusted Talapia*, potatoes and veggies
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Clean-Out-The-Fridge-Leftover-Night
*Will blog this later in the week!

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


SnoWhite said...

looks like a delicious week at your place!

Seasons of Life said...

Lora ~

The Steak and Potato Scallop sounds like a hearty meal...and with the weather cooling off a great oven dish for a sit-down meal. I know what you mean about being busy and not following the menu plan 100%. Overall, it is still far better to have it and miss a couple nights then not to and miss all of them. :-)

Blessings in your week ahead ~

Candi said...

Yum! We love pinto beans and cornbread! My daddy always calls them 'soup beans', we're from Virginia but live in Georgia now.

Miz Helen said...

Your menu for the week looks great. We are having beans and corn bread as well, it is always a good meal.
Thank you for sharing.

Katie said...

I can't wait to see your tilapia recipe! I'm adding you to my Reader so I don't forget. I just found your blog today through MPM and I'm really glad I did.

Lisa said...

I'm having a hard time cooking every day myself Lora. There is one recipe that I have put on my menu 2 or 3 weeks and have yet to make it. It is on this week's menu too and I am determined to make it!