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Monday meal plan 3-29

Posted March 29, 2010 1:52 p.m. EDT

Monday

Brisket
Broccoli Slaw
Chicken Soup
Cheesecake

Tuesday

General Tsao Shrimp and Vegetables (Contessa frozen shrimp and veggies I bought BOGO with a coupon a few weeks ago. I have never tried the Contessa meals but it looks good so we’ll see)
Long Grain and Wild Rice
Hopefully some leftover cheesecake! J

Wednesday

Baked Tilapia (bought BOGO at Lowe’s Foods a few weeks ago)
Sweet potatoes (.39/lb from local farmer a couple months ago)
Sugar snap peas (Green Giant frozen on sale at Lowe’s Foods through 3/30 for $1 each - .60/3 coupon that is doubled = .60 for box)

Thursday

Pizza at friend’s house

Friday – Tuesday
Visiting relatives in Florida (Disney – here we come!) so no meal plan for those evenings (gasp!)

 

Broccoli Slaw with Ramen Noodles

If you have never had this salad, you may be raising your eyebrows at the mention of ramen noodles in a cold salad. I promise - you are in for a treat. The ramen noodles become perfectly soft in the delicious dressing and the nuts add an excellent flavor. It's ideal for a potluck or picnic, because it has no dairy products.

This salad sits overnight and is eaten the next day. It takes a good 8 hours for the noodles to soak up the dressing and become nice and soft.

Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil (if you like an oily dressing, use 2/3 cup oil. If you like it more dry, use ½ cup. I measure halfway between the two for my slaw)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
Seasoning packets from ramen noodles

Dry Ingredients:
1 pkg. broccoli slaw mix (found in the refrigerated packaged salad section in the produce dept.)
1/3 cup sliced, blanched almonds
1 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
2 packages beef ramen noodles (broken into small pieces – but not crushed)
1 bunch green onions sliced

Mix oil, sugar, vinegar and seasoning packets together in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, mix together broccoli mix, almonds, sunflower seeds, sliced green onions and ramen noodles (broken up). Add dressing to broccoli and noodles and mix well. Let stand for a few hours and toss again so all the noodles are coated with the dressing. I usually make this the night before I am serving it. When I get up in the morning, I mix it up again. A few hours later I mix it again. Just before I serve it, I mix it one more time. Serve cold and enjoy!