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.
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.
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.
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.)