May 20-26

This weekend Jerry’s brother and his family are coming in for a visit. That means five extra mouths to feed, one being gluten free. Oh boy! Let’s hope I can do this…

Monday – Grilled Chicken Poppy Seed Salad – I already have a poppy seed dressing I use, that uses honey instead of sugar. Let me know if you’re interested in that recipe.

from thesisterscafe.com

from thesisterscafe.com

Tuesday – Beef and Bean Taco Salad (recipe below)

Wednesday – Freezer Calzones (recipe below)

Thursday – Carrot Cake Pancakes with White Chocolate Pecan Butter

photo from goodlifeeats.com

photo from goodlifeeats.com

Friday – Taco Pie

Saturday – Chili

Sunday – Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

photo from chef-in-training.com

photo from chef-in-training.com

 

Beef and Bean Taco Salad
Serves 4
Calories – 172; Carbs – 18; Fat – 4; Protein – 17

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

How-To

  1. Heat skillet to medium-high. Add beef until cooked.
  2. Add beans & garlic & cook 2 more minutes.
  3. Add seasonings & water. Heat through.
  4. Top lettuce with meat mixture, salsa, cheese, tortilla chips…

 

Manicotti Calzones Filling
Serves 8
Calories – 216; Carb – 4; Fat – 13; Protein – 17

Ingredients

  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 15 oz turkey sausage
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (for time of assembly)
  • 1 pizza dough (for time of assembly)

How-To

  1. pre-heat oven to 500
  2. combine spinach, ricotta and sausage
  3. split pizza dough into 8 individual calzones
  4. sprinkle pizza dough with 1/8 cup mozzarella cheese
  5. top with 1/8 spinach mixture
  6. fold over calzone, pinch close, cut a small incision on top
  7. bake for 10 minutes or till golden brown

 

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