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Menu Plan Monday

Well, this week I'm trying extra hard to be frugal. We'll be going out of town again soon so I don't want to buy too much at the grocery store. I also plan to hit the farmers' market in the morning--that's why I'm still determining what veggies we'll have at some meals. So here goes...

Monday: grilled herb & garlic marinated chicken, herbed rice, corn and green beans
Tuesday: maple teriyaki salmon (recipe below), roasted potatoes, veggie TBA
Wednesday: crockpot ribs, baked beans, veggie TBA
Thursday: (small group) "finger foods" theme--I'm making Veggie Squares (recipe below)
Friday: grilled burgers, potatos, corn on the cob

Maple Teriyaki Salmon Fillets
from Taste of Home
1/3 cup apple juice
3 Tbls. soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 Tbls. onion, finely chopped
4 salmon fillets (about 2 lbs.)
In a bowl, combine juice, soy sauce, garlic, syrup and onion. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting, then pour remaining marinade into a large Ziploc bag. Add salmon; seal bag, turn to coat and refrigerate 1-3 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Broil salmon 4" from heat for 5 minutes, basting with reserved mainade. Broil 10 minutes longer or unti fish flakes easily with fork--continue to baste frequently. Serves 4.
I have made this salmon before and it's absolutely delicious!

Veggie Squares
2 pkg. cresent rolls
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
garlic, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 pkg. ranch dressing mix
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch cauliflower
1 bunch green onions
shredded carrots
grape tomatoes
Spread dough into full-sized baking sheet (approx. 19"x17") and bake according to package directions. Cool. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add mayonnaise, garlic, pepper and dressing mix. Spread over cooled dough. Chop veggies into small pieces and mix well. Spread evenly over cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Cut into squares; serve chilled.
I've had these squares before, but I've never made them. This is just a recipe that I've had tucked back. So if you have any good tips for me concerning this recipe feel free to leave me a comment! And don't forget to check out the other great menu plans over at I'm an Organzing Junkie.


Angela said…
Yum! Your recipes look great! I'm taking this week off of MPM because we're home on a "staycation". So we're eating out some and just generally winging it this week. But I will be doing a new set of menu freezer kits this week while I'm home. Can't wait!
Roo said…
i'm getting hungry after reading this. it all sounds so so good!
Debbie said…
Thanks for sharing your veggie square's recipe. It sounds simple, easy, and healthy. My favorite!
Kelli said…
Mmm..your menu sounds delicious! I hope you found some good veggies!
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