Menu Monday

Here is the plan for this week:
  • Monday - zippy ziti (original recipe here and the updated version here)
  • Tuesday - sloppy joes (recipe here) Instead of using hamburger buns, which lead to a lot of waste at my house, I grabbed a bag of rolls at Costco on Saturday to use.
  • Wednesday - minestrone soup (a holdover from last week) with french bread
  • Thursday - salmon, couscous, and some type of veggie
  • Friday - King Ranch Chicken
  • Saturday - who knows?!?
  • Sunday - breakfast for dinner. I am not sure what, but I know it will include bacon! I am going to try baking it in the oven this time.

Thursday is Big Daddy's birthday and I was kind of excited when he chose salmon. We haven't had it in a long time because it has become so expensive. But hey a birthday is a good time to splurge!

I found this recipe in my collection. I have no idea where I got it from. I don't think I have ever made it and thought I would give it a try.

King Ranch Chicken

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 12 corn tortillas, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add soups, Ro-tel and chicken, stirring until well blended.
  • Alternate layers of tortillas, soup mixture and cheese, repeating for 3 layers.
  • Bake about 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serves 8.

I won't be adding a onion, maybe I will add some dried chopped onions. So I will probably be leaving the butter out also. That's the beauty of a recipe like this -- take things out that you or your family won't like and add stuff they will. And can I tell you I love, love, love Ro-tel. I used it all the time.


  1. hey, lene, i need your email address! thanks! 7waites at gmail dot com.

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  4. I lvoe to bake bacon (sounds like a tounge-twister!) in the oven. Just a tip: don't forget about it, set a timer a few minutes at a time if you are doing other things. It cooks faster in the hot oven. =)

    Chicken sounds good! How did your bread turn out? Love, Jenn =)

  5. Everything sounds WONDERFUL.
    Though, I would still leave the canned soup out...of what ever.
    Love ya

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