You will find recipes and shopping lists to prepare 5 meals in a week. Why only 5 meals? We ususally have a night of leftovers and another night where I "fly by the seat of my pants" because I don't have time to cook. For instance, "breakfast for dinner" night!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week 21 Recipes

Pesto Pasta Serve with garlic bread
Serves 6
2/3 cup packed coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic peeled
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse till blended well.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Save 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain pasta.
3. Toss pasta, cooking water and 3-4 Tablespoons of pesto together. (Add more pesto to your tastes.)
Source:  unknown

Chicken Pot Pie serve with a garden salad
1 package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (or make your own!)
1/3 cup Butter
1 small Onion chopped
1/3 cup Flour
Salt & pepper
1 1/2 cups Chicken or beef broth
2/3 cup Milk
1/2 pound Chicken or beef cut up
2 cups Mixed vegetables
Preheat oven to 425°. Melt margarine over medium heat and add onions; saute. Stir in flour, salt & pepper. Stir in broth and milk. Cook till bubbly and thick. Add mead and veggies. Spoon into crust and top with second crust. Seal edges and cut into slits. Bake 30 min. or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 mins.
Source:  a friend

Beef Stroganoff serve with steamed peas
Serves 4-6
1 can (12 oz) Cream of mushroom soup
1 pound Round steak cut into thin strips
1/2 cup Onion sliced
2 tablespoon Butter
1/2 cup Sour cream
1/3 cup Water
Cooked egg noodles
Brown meat and cook onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients, cover; simmer 45 mins. Stir occasionally.
Source: unknown

Cheese Spaghetti serve with a garden salad and crusty bread
Serves 6
1 pound Spaghetti
6 slices Bacon
1 medium Onion chopped
1/4 pound Velveeta cubed
1 can (12 oz) Tomato soup
1/2 can (12 oz) Water
8 ounces Tomato sauce

Cook pasta. Cook onion and bacon in skillet. Chop bacon. Combine all together and bake at 350° for about 45 mins to an hour.
Source:  Dorothy Nelsen
Hungarian Goulash serve with steamed green beans
Serves 10
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 onions, sliced
2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds beef stew meat cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon salt
1.Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onions in oil until soft, stirring frequently. Remove onions and set aside.
2.In a medium bowl, combine paprika, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes in spice mixture, and cook in onion pot until brown on all sides. Return the onions to the pot, and pour in tomato paste, water, garlic and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is tender. 
Source: allrecipes.com

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