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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - June 1, 2009

Whoops! Running a little behind this week. I’ve crashed early the past couple nights (an unheard-of event), so my blog-time didn’t happen. Below are two recipes requested by Lisa from last week’s MPM. Hope you enjoy – we sure did!

Beef ‘n Bean Torta
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (15 oz.) pinto or black beans, drained
1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
1 ½ tea. Chili powder
½ tea. Salt
1/8 tea. Pepper
4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1 C (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
Salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, cilantro

Cut four 20 in. x 3 in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they look like spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 5 qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with nonstick cooking spray.

In a skillet, cook beef and onion, drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes, olives, and spices. Layer meat mixture, cheese, and tortillas ending with tortilla and cheese.

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Using foil as handles, remove the stack to a serving platter. Serve with toppings. Yield: 4 servings

Stumpf Notes: We tripled this recipe (heavier on the beans, lighter on the meat). I baked them in round cake pans at 350 for about 30 minutes. To please the more particular eaters, I pureed the tomatoes and chilies so no offending chunks were present.

Waffle Fry Nachos
1 pkg (22 oz.) frozen waffle fries
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, sliced
1 can (6 oz.) sliced black olives
1 medium tomatoes, chopped
2/3 C salsa
1 ½ C shredded cheddar
1 ½ C shredded Montery Jack
Sour Cream

Bake fried according to package directions. Transfer to a 10-inch over-proof skillet. Top with the bacon, onions, olives, tomatoes, salsa, and cheeses. Return to the oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Stumpf Notes: I couldn’t find Waffle Fries as Super Wal-Mart. I’ll look at a regular grocery store when I get the chance! (Bryan was gone that night so we ended up eating frozen pizza while watching a movie.)

And here is what the Stumpfs will be enjoying this week:

Monday (Lainie night meeting) – Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Tuesday (Bryan night meeting) – Taco Salad

Wednesday (4-H/Bryan night meeting) – Franks n’ Beans, Corn Pudding

Thursday (Bryan night meeting) – Sandwich Braid

Friday (Lainie night meeting) – Sour Cream Beef & Beans

Saturday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Breadsticks, Salad

Let me know if you’d like any recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! You guys are so popular to have night meetings all week long! :) Hope to see you all soon. I miss you and your kids.