Menu Planning Monday
Ah how quickly this day falls upon me every week. Sometimes I look forward to it other times, not so much. Our upcoming week will be all about kid and time friendliness since S. Geek is off to Orlando this week.
Monday: Flour tortilla Pizza
Tuesday: Chicken Caesar Salad
Wednesday: Chicken Quesadilla
Friday: Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Saturday: Chimichanga (making this for the first time!)
Sunday: Roast Beef dinner
This week I’m going to include my absolute recipe for pasta sauce. I’ve made it hundreds of times in the last decade and it’s absolutely perfect and part of its perfectness is that it’s super easy to change it up if you prefer a different seasoning or vegetable or no meat or turkey or beef!
Jenn’s super amazing awesomeness pasta sauce
2 onions chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, or none, whatever)
2 15oz cans plain tomato sauce (I usually use hunts)
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
large handful mushrooms, sliced
head of broccoli, sliced
1 tablespoon each: oregano, basil, parsley, cayenne pepper, paprika
2 bay leaves
Saute onion and garlic in a bit of oil until the onions are translucent.
Add your meat and brown and then drain.
Add in your tomato sauce and paste and bring to a boil over medium high heat
Turn the burner down to low and add in your vegetables and spices and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
This freezes extremely well, just double bag it in ziplocks and lay flat. From one batch of sauce I usually get enough for one spaghetti, one lasagna and then one bag of sauce for the freezer. All of my highest hopes are on our tomato plants this year so that I can stop using canned tomato sauce but last year our garden was under attack from millions of ants so we hardly had enough to use when they were ripe let alone get any into the freezer. Oh well, the battle is already underway, I’ll be showing off our work on the garden so far this year another day this week. And oh, how it’s really coming along…lilacs, bleeding hearts, weeping caragana….giddyness!
Another time, another time…