25 October 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Oct. 25th

Ahh....a fresh week. I'm ready for it! Last week was a bit rough~seemed like there was a lot going on that had my emotions all over the place. Sunday was a good start to a new week though and I'm looking forward to having a great one!

I didn't actually make all of the meals on my menu plan last week, but there was one stand out dinner: the cornflake-crusted tilapia with scalloped potato casserole. I just had to share the recipes with you.

Cornflake-Crusted Tilapia
(Rachel Ray Yum-O, the family cookbook)
2 cups cornflake crumbs
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tbsp. ground coriander
1/2 tbsp. paprika (I used smoked)
4 tilapia fillets
salt & pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil
In a shallow dish combine the cornflake crumbs, dry mustard, coriander and paprika. Season the tilapia fillets with salt and pepper, then coat them thoroughly in the seasoned cornflake crumbs. Preheat a large nonstick skillet with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil starts to ripple, add the tilapia and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

(personally I just wanted to eat this straight from the dish, it was SO good!)

Scalloped Potato Casserole
(my mom's recipe)
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup onion, chopped
3-1/2 cups thinly sliced potatoes
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Melt butter in a saucepan; blend in flour. Add milk and cook until thickened; then add salt, pepper and onion. Place 1/2 of the potatoes in a greased 10 x 6 baking dish. Cover with half of the sauce mixture. Add remaining potatoes and sauce; top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350F covered for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 30 minutes.

Here's what's cooking this week:

Monday: Red Beans & Rice
Tuesday: Goulash (from the freezer)
Wednesday: tostadas
Thursday: Slow Cooker 20-Garlic Chicken, mashed potatoes & peas (yes, I am going to get this made!:)
Friday: {co-op presentation night, grabbing a quick bite out}
Saturday: {small group fall festival}

We've also got some fun fall/halloween themed treats planned this week, too! What about you?

Happy Cooking to you this week!

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


Joan said...

Thanks for sharing this Tilapia recipe. It's one of the few fish my husband will eat, so I'm definitely going to try your recipe.

Lisa said...

Scalloped potatoes are sooo good! They're a little dangerous to make for me, cause I could eat them straight out of the dish too lol!