What’s for Dinner? Part Two

imagesMonday – Upside down pizza, mixed vegetables, fruit salad

Tuesday – meatball po boys (with pre-prepared meatballs)

Wednesday – ham steak, parsley fingerling potatoes, salad

Thursday – chicken parmesan, vegetable, bread

Friday – shepherd’s pie, peas, salad

My friend, Laura’s, Upside Down Pizza:

Brown a pound of ground meat, dump in a jar of pizza sauce, spread in a 9×13 baking dish.  Put a layer of mozzarella cheese on it, then top with a pack of crescent rolls unrolled into two “sheets.”  Bake 8-10 minutes until the crescent rolls are lightly browned.

My meatballs:

1/2 minced onion, 1/4 minced bell pepper, one heaping tsp of minced garlic, 1 egg, 1/2  med. container of Italian breadcrumbs, 1 lb of ground meat, 1/4 tsp. fennel (optional), splash of milk – roll and bake at 350 for 25 -30 minutes.

Chicken Parmesan:

Roll chicken breast in milk and coat with Italian breadcrumbs.  Bake in a greased baking dish at 350 for 25 minutes.  Take out of oven.  Dump a jar of pre-prepared spaghetti sauce on top, sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan – Put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes – just enough to warm the sauce and melt the cheese.

Shepherd’s Pie:

Make mashed potatoes according to the box directions, or boil and mash potatoes, adding salt, butter and milk to taste.  Brown some creole seasoning  in a Tbsp of oil. (onion and bell pepper) Add ground meat and brown.  In a baking dish, spread mashed potatoes, then spread the ground meat mixture on top of that.  Sprinkle with shredded cheddar and bake 10 minutes.  (You can add peas and carrots as a layer between the meat and cheese also if you’d like.)


About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 14, 20 and 27. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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