Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thursday Menu

Huevos Rancheros
Slather one side of a flour tortilla with butter and the other side with refried beans (store-bought). Place on hot griddle and heat til buttered side is crisp. Meanwhile, cook two eggs sunny side up. When eggs are done and tortilla is crisp, put tortilla on plate. Top with eggs. Sprinkle with cheese and spread warm salsa to taste over all. This is wonderfully filling and you might not have to stop for dinner. Just work straight on through to lunch.

Dinner: Fried Spam…………… What?
Apple Sauce (store bought)
Home Made Macaroni & Cheese: (Or you can use the stuff in the blue box, but it won’t be as filling.)
Cook 2 cups macaroni according to package directions. Stir in 4 oz cream cheese, ½ stick butter, ¼ cup milk and ½ cup each of as many of your favorite cheeses as you have on hand. Stir until cheeses are melted. Put in casserole dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs, dot with butter and bake at 325 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Lunch: Ginger snaps and apples - well there’s still some left, what’d you expect?

Supper: Salisbury Steak
Mashed potatoes

Salisbury Steak: In small cup, mix ¼ cup ketchup, 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce, ½ tsp mustard. Set aside. Mix 1 envelope onion soup mix with 2 cups boiling water. Set aside. Using your hands, thoroughly mix 1 pound ground beef with 1 egg, ¼ cup minced onion, ½ cup breadcrumbs. Shape meat into 4-6 oval patties and brown in hot skillet a few minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside. Pour onion soup mix into skillet. Add ketchup mixture. Bring almost to boil Mix 2 tsblsp corn starch with 2 tblsp water and pour into almost boiling soup mixture. Cook and stir until gravy is thick. Put meat patties into gravy and heat through. Serve hot with gravy in a boat.

Mashed potatoes: If you need instructions for this, maybe you’d better just use the kind that comes out of a box.

Corn: If you were paying attention back in June, you should have a freezer full of quart bags or a basement full of quart jars of sweet corn. Open one up and heat in a saucepan.

If this don’t fill you up for the night, there’s probably still some Ginger Snaps and ice cream left.


LaDawn said...

What a quick and easy way to do Huevos Rancheros. I can hardly wait to try it. Only problem is I'm the only one in my family who eats eggs! They just don't know what they're missing.

Janell said...

I thought "eggs" was it's own food group? #3 right after "Meat" and "Potatoes."
I hope you like my version - come back and tell me how you liked it.

Brooke said...

I so want to try the breakfast. I am a very picky eater but that sounds so good. Except my eggs would have to be over medium. can't do sunny side up.

Janell said...

Brooke, when it comes to eggs, it's ALWAYS eater's choice. Come back and let me know how you liked it!