Monday, January 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - January 26th

Ah, last week went by so quickly. And it was nice knowing what we were eating when it was time for that meal. It's also nice to know that I haven't been to the store yet, I will probably need to go either Tuesday or Wednesday. I have used what I had in the house. We only had one day last week that we did not eat what we had planned. Due to used car shopping for S, we ended up eating McD's at 8:30p Friday evening, but we got a car. Anyway, here's our plans for the week...

Monday - Big, Thick Hearty Thighs and that's a compliment, salad and Italian Bread
Tuesday - Beef Minestrone and Italian Bread
Wednesday - Hoppin' John, Salad, Corn Muffins
Thursday - Columbus' Pork Chops with Salad and bread
Friday - Spinach and Artichoke Calzones
Saturday - Eggplant, Ricotta & Red Pepper Rolls, Salad, Bread (we did not have this last week)
Sunday - Italian Sub Soup

I again, have our menus planned out for Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks this week. Our snack for the first part of the week is cookies. I thought I'd share the recipe as they are quick, easy and rather tasty.

Ranger Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1-1/3 cup coconut
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda, beating until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in the flour with the mixer. Stir in cereal, coconut and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes until edges are golden. Cook on sheet for 1 minute and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 54 cookies (mine only made 40 but I used the small scoop from Pampered Chef and the recipe calls for dropping by teaspoonful)

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