Monday, May 19, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - May 18th

Can you believe it's Monday again? It seems like time just flies by, doesn't it?

Sadly, last week's menu didn't turn out so well. The Shrimp and Scamp Bake? Well, Hubby decided to call his sister 5 minutes before it was done, so by the time we got to it, the shrimp was lukewarm and rubbery. Ugh. And the Vegetable Stew? This is normally one of my favorite meals ever, but I hadn't made it here in Doha yet. I couldn't find either sage or celery seed (two of my most favorite flavors in the soup) and then I couldn't find lima beans. Now, normally I'm not a huge lima bean fan, but in this soup they are fantastic. So I tried to replace the lima beans with something that LOOKED similar called broad beans.

They are NOT similar. Somewhere along the cooking, they turned from a pale green (lima bean color!!) to a dark purple. And the taste? Let's just say I won't be using these again. Ever.

Let's just hope that things work out a little better this week. Here's the plan:

Monday - Easy Yummy Taco Salad (recipe below)

Tuesday - Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Wednesday - Bezella over rice with a chopped salad (bezella is a Lebanese style beef stew Hubby loves)

Thursday - Fix your own dinner night - no "Mommy of the Year Award" here - LOL!!

Friday - Fish fry with cole slaw

Saturday - Baked ziti with garlic rolls and a tossed salad

Easy Yummy Taco Salad

*1 lb. ground beef
*1 packet taco seasoning mix
* Lettuce of choice
* 1small onion, chopped small
* 1 bunch of cilantro
* 1 small can of sliced olives (optional)
* 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
* shredded cheddar cheese
* Catalina dressing
* Bag of Doritos

Brown the ground beef. Add the taco seasoning and half the water called for on the package and cook as directed.

Meanwhile, combine lettuce, cilantro and onion. Add in olives, if using, kidney beans and cheddar cheese. Mix well.

When beef is ready, place it on top of the salad and mix in. Pour Catalina dressing over salad and mix well.

Crush the Doritos into smaller pieces (bite-sized) and pour over salad. Mix well and serve!!

Be sure to visit Laura at The Organizing Junkie to find more great Menu Plan Monday Posts.


Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I can't find celery seed in The Netherlands either! It can be crazy going to a new place and trying to adapt recipes. I've been here more than a year now, and there are still things I can't quite figure out! Your menu still looks yummy though!


TJ said...

Oh my goodness! Your Taco salad recipe is almost the same as mine! Most people think I'm crazy when is talk about taco salad with Catalina dressing and doritos.

I make it camping, because it's so easy! Enjoy


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