Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole (Plus Dinners For the Whole Week)
Monday thru Friday
5 meals ready in minutes:
Monday: Rotini with ham and cabbage Sautee some chopped onion till it's soft; add in shredded cabbage and leftover (or deli) ham. Heat through, then toss with cooked pasta and about a half cup of chicken broth and some parmesan cheese.
Tuesday: Honey-mustard chicken Mix equal parts honey, coarse-grain mustard, and Dijon. Coat both sides of thinly sliced chicken breasts and bake at 350°F about 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
Wednesday: Beef and macaroni Brown 1 pound ground beef with some chopped onion, green pepper, and garlic. Stir in a can of chicken broth, 2 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce, and half a pound of elbow macaroni. Cover, and let simmer till pasta is soft.
Thursday: Crunchy French toast Breakfast for dinner! Beat 4 eggs, 2 cups milk, 3 Tbsp brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Soak bread, then dip into crushed cornflakes. Fry in melted butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Serve with applesauce or a fresh fruit salad.
Friday: Spanish rice Cook a box of instant rice according to package directions. Brown 1 pound ground turkey with 2 cloves crushed garlic. Stir in a jar of your favorite chunky pasta sauce, and heat well. Add the rice, along with cubed cheddar cheese. Stir over medium heat until the cheese melts.
Need ideas for the rest of the month? Check out all the dishes at Parenting.com/recipes.