Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 2/15/10

Monday: Tuna Melt Pinwheels & Corn
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Sausage
Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili
Thursday: Mexican Pizza
Friday: Crockpot Pork Chops with Applesauce (recipe below)
Saturday: Caribbean Chicken Stew
Sunday: Tuna Puttanesca (recipe below)

Tuna Puttanesca


* 1 pound penne pasta
* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
* Two cans tuna packed in olive oil, lightly drained (6 ounces each)
* 4 garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 3 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
* A handful of kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
* One can diced Italian tomatoes (28 ounces)
* Flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (a generous handful)
* Salt


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

While the pasta is working, heat a deep skillet over medium heat with the EVOO, one turn of the pan. Add the tuna, flaking it with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the capers and olives and heat until warmed through, 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and parsley, lower the heat a little and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add a ladle of the pasta cooking liquid to the sauce. Drain the pasta, add it to the sauce and toss.

Pork Chops and Applesauce


2 pkgs. of pork chops
1 bag (or 2 cans) of sauerkraut.
1 jar of applesauce


Spread a few spoonfuls of applesauce in bottom of crockpot.

Put a layer of sauerkraut next.

Add 1 layer of pork chops and repeat: applesauce, sauerkraut, pork chops until all pork chops are used and spoon some applesauce & sauerkraut on top of last layer of pork chops.

Cover and cook on low 6-8 hrs. The pork chops are very tender and the smell is wonderful. Enjoy!


Rona's Home Page said...

I'm always on the lookout for yummy menu choices. We're still having to watch our pennies.
Thanks for the recipes.

SonyaAnn said...

Wednesday sounds wonderful! I'm going to check out that recipe! I'm glad that I found you.