Friday, December 12, 2008

Weekly Menu for December 14-19

I've decided to make an early New Year's resolution - to use the crock pot at least once a week. Seems like a simple enough plan but somehow I always seem to deviate. This may end up being a seasonal resolution though because I'm not a fan of the crock pot as much in the hot summer months. In keeping with this, I've utilized the appliance twice for my meal plan next week. (I was careful to not plan them back to back since Wes usually lets them soak overnight.) I feel like we had a couple of disappointments last week so I'm looking forward to redeeming myself this week!

Sunday: Rainy Season Chicken Soup (from the Review Lady's blog) and grilled cheese
Monday: Breakfast Enchiladas,Breakfast Baklava, and fruit
Tuesday/Wednesday: Sweet & Tangy Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, green beans
Thursday: Crock pot Salmon, Broccoli Rabe (see below), wild rice
Friday: Turkey wraps and tomato soup

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, White Beans, Tomatoes, and Parmesan

3 T. olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 12oz bunches broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 14oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat 2 T. olive oil in wok over medium-high heat. Saute garlic until it sizzles, then add broccoli rabe and red pepper flakes. Season with salt, and saute 5-7 minutes, or until broccoli raab is wilted. Transfer to serving plate.
Add remaining 1 T. oil to wok. Add tomatoes, and cook 5-7 minutes, or until skins brown and tomatoes begin to split, stirring occasionally. Stir in white beans, and cook 2-3 minutes, or until heated through. Spoon tomato-bean mixture on top of broccoli rabe, and garnish with Parmesan.

1 comment:

  1. Your menu looks delicious!

    I hope the soup turned out okay, I made it last night with some tweaks and it was not as good. I am not sure which of my tweaks made a difference (one leek instead of two, I decreased some of the cooking time so the carrots were too firm, and I used low sodium chicken broth instead of regular chicken stock). It's edible, but lacks the positive impression I had the first time around. I hope your experience was more like my first try!