Menu Plan Monday 3-16-09

Monday: Baked ziti, green beans, French bread

Tuesday: same

Wednesday: Beef tacos, fresh fruit, chips & homemade salsa (see recipe below)

Thursday: same

Friday: Larry’s Pizza! Yea!!!

Saturday: Vegetable beef soup, baked potatoes, cornbread

Sunday: Chicken rice casserole, salad, green beans

Menu Plan Monday has a a guest host this week, so be sure to check it out.

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Recipe: Salsa

(This is very easy and waaaaay better than the stuff in the jars at the supermarket.)

  • 1 28-oz. can tomatoes
  • 1/4 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (remove some of the seeds if you like milder salsa)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Pulse tomatoes in blender until desired consistency. Pour into saucepan and add remaining ingredients. Simmer 15 minutes; let cool.


  1. March 16th, 2009 | 3:03 PM

    My husband makes terrific salsa and guacomole. Our son and I have to motivate him into it. And yes, I agree, the homemade stuff is better.
    Happy MPM Day and St. Patrick’s Day.
    It’s a beautiful spring day in Vegas. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

  2. Rae
    July 19th, 2009 | 12:32 PM

    Looks great. I am going to definitely have to try this recipe!

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