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Menu Planning-Preparing for the Week

Sunday night and I'm so depressed to be having to go to work tomorrow.  Hubby will be home and the kids are off for the week.  So now I'm thinking about what to make for the week, but before I get to that, here is what I made this weekend for some friends that were visiting from Tennessee.
I only make stuffed shells for special occasions because it is very time consuming.  I started Friday night:

First I start on the onions

then add the meat.....

Season it and let it cook.....

Once its cooked, I let it cool and move on to the pasta

Boil to package directions

Drain them and allow to cool....

then I get the ricotta mixture ready by adding 1 egg and dried basil, stir well..

now after everything has cooled, I begin to assemble the shells by adding the meat first

then the cheese mixture.....

finally I add to the pan and I wrap it up for the next day!

The next morning I let it come to room temperature, add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese

then pop in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted through.  I forgot to take a picture as soon as it came out of the oven, but here is a picture after we had already taken some out....

It was delicious and a perfectly good reason to break my diet!

Now for my weekly meal plan:

Tuesday: Meatballs with spaghetti
Wednesday: grilled chicken with baked potato
Thursday: pork chops with white rice
Friday: Shrimp with white rice

I'm not including the weekend because I never know what we are doing, so this is it!  Stop by I'm an organizing Junkie for more menu planning!


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