Savory Saturday

In the past I posted my menu on Mondays, but I have decided to start posting them on Saturday instead. So here we go for the next week:

  • Sunday - Roast and Potatoes
  • Monday - BBQ Beef Sandwiches (using leftover roast)
  • Tuesday - Shrimp and Rice
  • Wednesday - Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
  • Thursday - Fish Tacos
  • Friday - Ratatouille
  • Saturday - Homemade Pizza

I found this recipe for Shrimp and Rice on Kraftfoods.com:

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. frozen large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1-1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 3 min. on each side or until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • ADD broth and cream cheese spread to skillet; stir until well blended. Add rice; mix well. Cover. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 min.
  • STIR in broccoli and shrimp; cook an additional 5 min. or until liquid is absorbed and broccoli is heated through.

I am going to modify it because I don't use instant rice, so I will make some changes to step 2. I will let you know how the kidlets like it.

***Update - I made the Shrimp and Rice last night for dinner. Everyone thought it was just so-so, except me. I really liked it and it was even better warmed up today for lunch.


  1. Can you just make enough for both our families & we'll be over!!! Do you have to give the directions! I mean why do you have to try & make me cook. I am sticking to my " But I don't know How!"

    No speak- a- English.. So I can't read the instructions... I like the idea of just knocking on your door at what say 6:00 with the family in tow!!!!
    Ha ha ha - Wouldn't you just be changing to a private blog after that & not inviting me anymore!

  2. Oh yum...that sounds really good!
    But then cream cheese and shrimp, how bad can it be!

    Good to see you posting again!

  3. bbq beef sandwiches sound soooo good!!
    I used to think fish tacos sounded horrible, but then I saw a recipe somewhere and they looked and sounded delish. I'll have to try them one day.

  4. Bren - you guys are always welcome for dinner. Come on over.

  5. I am glad that I am not invited over for dinner. Sounds good, but I have an allergy to sea food....anything that has a shell-forget it...


  6. Yummy. Again, sign me up for dinner.

  7. Oh Man- I just read the comment that we're welcome over. We had Talapia fish (however you spell it) Now I have a horrible taste in my mouth.
    Thursday would be just great! I am good with anything. I remember you saying you like Joe's Farmhouse. And I'm sure there would be bugs or something for my girls to teach your how to catch...