June 2, 2008

Meal Plan Monday - 6-2-08

Monday - - Spaghetti and meatballs. Usually I just brown hamburger and toss it in. Today I'm going to try the following recipe from about.com


  • 1 pound lean or extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage (or remove from casings)
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Line a large shallow baking pan with foil; oil lightly. Combine all ingredients, using just enough water to moisten. Shape into meatballs, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.

Broil the meatballs about 8 inches from the heat source for about 10 minutes.

Turn and broil for 10 minutes longer.

Put the meatballs in a large saucepan and cover with your favorite pasta sauce, homemade or purchased. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Serves 6 (about 18 to 24 large meatballs).

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Potato-Veggie Frittata that I did a couple months ago.

Wednesday - - Chicken Pot Pie
(I believe this recipe came from a canned soup label awhile back!)


  • I can Cream of Potato Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 cup mixed veggies
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pancake/baking mix
Mix soup 1/4 cup milk, pepper, chicken and veggies in 9 inch pie plate. Mix remaining milk, egg and making mix. Pour over chicken mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Thursday - - Tilapia and rice

Friday - - Leftovers

Saturday - - Yogurt Glazed Chicken -- originally posted at Joy in the Journey, but also mentioned at Org Junkie!

- - Something with canned tuna -- we have a ton of it, but I haven't found any fun new recipes... any ideas?

Be sure to visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for other Meal Planning Ideas!


  1. I always do a tuna salad sandwich with tuna, so I'm no help. The yogurt glazed chicken sounds good.

  2. Sounds great! Well, except for the tilapia. Not a fish/seafood person. So I can't help you with your tuna situation. I do have a GREAT recipe for chicken pot pie that I got from my aunt when I had baby #2 and had no idea how I was supposed to care for 2 kids AND cook. I will have to post it. It is delish! You might even be able to use tuna as a tuna casserole/pot pie kind of thing!

  3. I used to make tuna salad with mostly veggeis (carrots, cucumbers, avacado whatever I had) and seasonings like lemon pepper. I should do that again, it would be good for the kids and I.

  4. Mmmm. Let me know how the spaghetti turns out. It sounds delicious.

    Tuna salad...8 oz pasta--cooked, 1 can of tuna, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 2 tbsp minced onion, 1 cup of frozen peas--thawed but not cooked, 3 chopped boiled eggs, and dressing. Dressing is a mixture of 1 c Miracle Whip, 1 tsp mustard, 2-3 tbsp pickle juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp sugar, and enough milk to thin out the M Whip a little. Mix half of it into the pasta/tuna mix, and keep adding until the salad is moist (but not soupy).

  5. Tilapia sounds yum :) I love tilapia! The yogurt chicken sounds good too!