Monday, August 20, 2012

More Monday Menus

It's Monday again, so that means Made by You Mondays. In honor of my bestie, LBB, and the fact that I've had NO time to be crafty lately, here are some more menu/recipe ideas for everyone.

Day #1 -- Chicken Caprese
Lettuce Wedges

Day #2 -- Grilled Tilapia
Fettucine Alfredo (side-dish version)
Baby Peas

Day #3 -- Black Beans & Rice
Tossed Salad

Day #4 -- Hamburgers
Baked Beans
(yes, this was on here last week,
but we never had them,
so they're back!)
It's a short week (menu wise) because we're taking our son to college on Thursday.

Black Beans & Rice

3/4 cup onion, chopped, and sauteed in 3 T. butter or olive oil
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-oz can whole kernal corn, drained
2 15-oz cans diced tomatoes
1 t. salt
3/4 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. coriander
1/2 t. oregano
3/4 t. coarse ground black pepper
3 cups cooked rice

Saute onions in oil. Add remaining ingredients, except rice, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir in rice. Heat through. Serves 6-8 as a side dish, 4-6 as a main dish.

From last week:
Rice Jardin

3/4 cup or one medium onion, chopped
1 lb. zucchini, thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained OR fresh OR frozen
1 cup canned, diced tomatoes (I like the ones with basil, garlic and oregano) OR fresh tomatoes, diced
3 cups cooked rice
Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions and zucchini in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients (except for rice), cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir vegetables and rice together. Serve as a side dish for 6 or a main dish for 4.

Happy Eating!

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  1. Made the Rice Jarden last week. Everyone said it was good, but needed a little more spice.

    1. You can add a little coriander if you want with the other spices.


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