Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Here is what the Whalens are eating this week!

*** Just as a disclaimer because I get this question a lot. I do eat normal foods again. Once I hit my goal weight, I went back to normal food. I now just use daily exercise as a way to maintain my goal. I stopped the diet in May and have pretty much eaten what I wanted since then. And yes, that includes sweets!

Monday) Italian Chicken Soup (recipe below), Cornbread

Tuesday) Pizza (Domino's!), Apple Crisp for dessert for small group

Wednesday) Pancakes and Sausages, cooked apples

Thursday) Spaghetti

Friday) Country Style Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Italian Chicken Soup:

1 medium onion, chopped
1 T. oil
28 oz can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cans chicken broth
1 can tomato soup
1 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning blend
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
10 oz. pkg frozen mixed vegetables
2-3 cups cooked, shredded chicken

In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, broth, potatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add vegetables and chicken, simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. (I usually simmer for several hours.)

This soup is good with french bread, cornbread, rolls, or garlic toast. Take your pick!
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JottinMama said...

So that soup sounds yummy. It's about 7 degrees outside at my house and we could use some warming up. I'm trying a chicken and wild rice soup this week myself :)

I love it when you post your meal plans.

Have a wonderful week :)

-Kate :)

Melissa Milbourn said...

If you would put this out on Friday's then I would have time to go to the store over the weekend, and I wouldn't have to come up with my own menu plan, 'cause I could just use yours. ha.

Debra said...

The Soup sounds good, I will make it this week. Thank You!
Great to hear you have maintain your weight by exercise.
I am working on losing about 20 pds this year with Prayer as a big factor.
Love and Prayers my Friend, Debra