One of my goals for this year is to do better with menu planning....when I say do better, I mean actually start menu planning. Several years ago I would plan my menu out a month at a time, it is SO nice to have a menu plan. Most of the time I enjoy cooking....but I really dread trying to decide what to make for dinner everyday and find that I make the same things over and over. I also find myself going to the grocery store nearly everyday when I don't have a plan.
I am going to try to plan for 6 meals with one night for leftovers. I am going to try a new recipe(to us) each week.
I am going to share my menu for the previous week here with you. You can see how boring we are :) ...and maybe get some ideas for dinner at your house.
I am sharing last weeks menu, so I can share our new recipe of the week with you and let you know how it went.
Monday: Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday: Mexican Pizza (recipe below)
Friday: Breakfast Burritos
Saturday: Homemade Pizza
SO....Saturday night we ended up eating frozen pizza and bell peppers. Just didn't have time for homemade pizza and 2 of the boys were at friends parties....
The Mexican pizza was a huge hit and will definitely be added to the rotation on a frequent basis!
I found this recipe at Domestic Superhero. She has great step-by-step pictures. My family really LOVED this dinner!!
Ingredients(for 5 medium size pizzas):
10 medium flour tortillas
~2 cans refried beans...canned from the store or make your own
1 small can red enchilada sauce (I used Macayo's brand), I only used ~1/2 small can for 5 pizzas
Directions: Adjust your ingredients depending on how many pizzas you will be making. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Heat your tortillas on a griddle or skillet until they get crispy, turn them frequently so they don't burn. Spread a layer of beans on half of the tortillas, top with the other half. Spread a layer of enchilada sauce on the top tortilla and sprinkle with cheese and diced tomatoes. Place pizzas on baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. I had my pizzas on 2 large baking sheets and rotated the pans at 5 minutes. I baked my for 10 minutes and then put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown the cheese. I served my with sour cream and diced avocado.
What are you making for dinner this week? Please share ideas with me in the comments :)