Meal Plan for February 25 – March 1, 2019

Free Weekly Dinner Menu Week 9: February 25 - March 1, 2019

Week 9

If you aren’t bulk cooking chicken for the freezer, consider getting ahead on the weekend by filling your freezer with chicken to make recipes like Chicken Tetrazzini and Lemon Pasta Chicken much faster to prepare. Grill or bake boneless chicken in bulk, chop, and freeze in 1-2 cup servings. Typically a 5 lb. bag of frozen boneless chicken is about the right size to prepare easily.
Free Dinner Menu Archive

Day 1

  • Southwestern Hamburger Skillet
  • Green Salad

Day 2

  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Glazed Baby Carrots

Day 3

  • Beans and Franks
  • Grapes
  • Mixed Vegetables

Day 4

  • Taco Meatloaf
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Brussels Sprouts

Day 5

  • Quick Lemony Pasta with Chicken
  • Green Beans

Day 1 Dinner Menu

  • Southwestern Hamburger Skillet
  • Green Salad
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Southwestern Hamburger Skillet

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet


  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet is one of those great “use what you have” recipes. Feel free to use leftovers and canned ingredients that you have on hand. If your family likes spicier flavors, substitute enchilada sauce for the tomato soup and add a can of green chilies or tomatoes with green chilies. Other additions that work well are corn and black olives. Although the recipe calls for kidney beans, black beans or red beans can be substituted. This is a good opportunity to use what you have on hand. Don’t limit yourself to egg noodles – elbow macaroni or spirals will work just as well. Substitute cooked chicken or leftover beef for the ground beef, or make it vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding more beans and some diced peppers and onions.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 (10 oz) can condensed tomato soup or enchilada sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • 3 green onions, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

Prepare egg noodles according to package directions and drain. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain off any fat. Add tomato soup and beans to ground beef, season to taste. Add noodles and stir gently to combine. Top with cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired before serving.

  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: quick & easy, stovetop, ground beef, tex-mex, use what you have

Day 2 Dinner Menu

  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Glazed Baby Carrots
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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
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Ingredients

  • 10 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 3 C shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 soup can milk
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

Sauté onion and red pepper in butter until soft. Mix onion and pepper with spaghetti, 2 cups of the cheese, soups, milk, and chicken in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350°F until bubbly and heated through (about 30-40 minutes).

Notes

Chicken Tetrazzini is a good way to use leftover chicken or bulk cooked chicken from the freezer.

Keywords: chicken, chicken tetrazzini

Day 3 Dinner Menu

  • Beans and Franks
  • Grapes
  • Mixed Vegetables
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Beans and Franks

Beans and Franks


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) baked beans in tomato sauce (about 5 cups)
  • 6 beef franks

Instructions

Mix together onion, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Add beans and stir to blend. Turn mixture into a 2 quart casserole and bake at 300°F for 1 hour. Arrange franks on the beans; bake 30 minutes longer.

Keywords: beans, beans and franks

Day 4 Dinner Menu

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Taco Meatloaf

Taco Meatloaf


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Description

Try this Tex-Mex twist on meatloaf that uses taco seasoning and crushed taco shells. You could add shredded Pepper Jack cheese for an even tastier result!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce, divided
  • 810 taco shells, crushed into pieces
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

Combine the first 3 ingredients plus half of the tomato sauce in bowl; mix well. Mix in taco shells and cheese. Shape into a loaf in shallow baking pan, and pour remaining tomato sauce over the top. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through.

Keywords: meatloaf, taco meatloaf, ground beef, beef

Day 5 Dinner Menu

  • Quick Lemony Pasta with Chicken
  • Green Beans
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Lemony Pasta with Chicken

Quick Lemony Pasta with Chicken


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. pkg. linguini
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp basil, dried
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and cubed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

Cook the linguini according to the package directions and drain. While it is cooking, combine butter, lemon juice, basil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper in a saucepan; simmer until butter is melted. Add cooked chicken; stir until chicken has been reheated. Add drained, cooked pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe uses cooked chicken from the freezer. If you are not cooking chicken in bulk and freezing it, you will need to allow time to sauté the chicken (this can be done while you are cooking the linguini).

  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: quick & easy, pasta, lemony pasta with chicken, chicken, stovetop

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Free Weekly Dinner Menu Week 9: February 25 - March 1, 2019


About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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