Menu Plan Monday

Last week’s meal plan was a great success and we really enjoyed the new recipes. Everyone including Charlie LOVED the turkey casserole, and Charlie doesn’t like anything at dinner time! So I am excited about that this week holds for me………..

Monday – Easy chicken Tostada Salads – see below

Tuesday – Slow cooker chicken stew w/ pepper and pineapple – see below

Wednesday Leftover day/breakfast evening

Thursday – Crockpot Creole Pot Roast – see below

riday – Impossibly easy ham n swiss pie – see below

Easy Chicken Tostada Salads


Old El Paso® tostada shells (from 4.5-oz package)


cups shredded lettuce


can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed


boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/2 lb), cooked, cut into 1/2-inch slices


cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa


cup sliced ripe olives


cup shredded taco-seasoned cheese (2 oz)


cup sour cream


cup chopped fresh cilantro


On each of 4 plates, place 2 tostada shells, slightly overlapping.


Top tostada shells with remaining ingredients. Serve with additional salsa if desired.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 440 (Calories from Fat 160); Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 3g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 740mg; Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Sugars 7g); Protein 26g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 20%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

From Betty Crocker



Slow cooker chicken stew w/ pepper and pineapple


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons finely chopped gingerroot or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and juice reserved
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1. Mix all ingredients except pineapple, cornstarch and bell pepper in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.
3. Mix reserved pineapple juice and cornstarch until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Stir in pineapple and bell pepper.
4. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 35 ); Total Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 70 mg; Sodium 680 mg; Total Carbohydrate 19 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g); Protein 27 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100 %; Vitamin C 32 %; Calcium 4 %; Iron 10 % Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.3


Did You Know…
Cornstarch doesn’t mix well into hot liquids, especially soups and stews. Stirring the cornstarch into the reserved pineapple juice before adding it to the stew helps prevent lumps.
Special Touch
To make this great stew extra-special, just sprinkle with sliced green onions and toasted coconut or chopped peanuts or cashews.




Crockpot Creloe Pot Roast


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper


In heavy skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towels, and let cool. Rub seasoning blend on roast and brown in bacon fat, turning once, for 4-5 minutes until browned. Place in 4 quart crockpot. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Spoon into crockpot along with remaining ingredients.Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until roast is tender. Serves 6-8




Impossibly easy ham n swiss pie



1 1/2

cups cubed fully cooked smoked boneless ham


cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 ounces)


cup chopped green onions or chopped onion


cup Original Bisquick® mix


cup milk


teaspoon salt, if desired


teaspoon pepper




tomato, sliced


green bell pepper, cut into rings


Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle ham, cheese and onions in pie plate.


Stir Bisquick mix, milk, salt, pepper and eggs until blended. Pour into pie plate.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Garnish with tomato and bell pepper.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) No changes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 110); Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 700mg; Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g); Protein 17g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 25%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Can’t wait to see what everyone else is having for dinner this week over at

I’m an organizing Junkie!

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. love the recipes!! wonderful meal plan this week.

  2. Wow! Thanks for all the detailed nutritional information. I’m not sure I want to know how much fat is in the menu I put together! LOL

  3. The creole pot roast sounds great! Wonderful menu plan. Have a great week.

  4. Hi I am tagging you for a meme thingy lol. Come over to my place to see the rules if you want to participate!

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