Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Menu Plan For Week .. What's For Dinner

Menu plan for the week Wednesday to next Tuesday
Wednesday... Mexican Taco Casserole from new cookbook
Thursday .. Family Style Beef Pizza from new cookbook
Friday ... left over Mexican Taco Casserole ( working this evening will take to warm up at work)
Saturdays... Chicken Enchilda's sister's recipe
Sunday .. dinner out with family ... left overs later in evening if hungry
Monday... String Cheese Spaghetti and Meatballs from new cookbook
Tuesday ... to be decided

What's For Dinner Mexican Layered Casserole Incredibly Easy Weeknight Meals

Dinner from my cookbook ( paid 99 cents for it ) that I bought at the thrift store was fantastic. Probably not real low in calories with the cheese and all but I will make again. Could make a salad to go with it but I did not do that tonight.

Cook book is Favorite Brand Name Incredibly Easy Weeknight Meals.

Tonight we made our first recipe.. Layered Mexican Casserole.

8 ounces of ground beef

1 (12 oz) can of whole kernal corn drained

1 (12 oz ) jar of chunky salsa

1 (2 1/4 oz) can sliced pitted ripe olives drained

1 cup cream style cottage cheese

1 ( 8 oz) carton of dairy sour cream

5 cups of Tortilla chips ( 7 to 8 ounces)

2 cups ( 8 ozs ) shredded Wisconsin Chedder Cheese divided

1/2 cup of chopped Tomato

Brown ground beef in large skillet ; drain.

Add corn and salsa; cook until thoroughly heated. Reserve 2 tablespoons of olives; stir remaining olives into beef mixture.

Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in bowl.

In 2 quart casserole, layer 2 cups chips, half of meat mixture, 3/4 cup of chedder cheese and half of cottage cheese mixture.

Repeat the layers

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.

Line edge of casserole with remaining 1 cup of chips; top with tomato, reserved 2 tablespoons of olives and remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

Bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and chips are hot.

makes 4 to 6 servings.

Serve with more chips if desired.
I loved the taste and the texture. Next time will had add a salad. We have enough left over for another meal this week.

Favorite recipe from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Brand.