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Week 1 Menu

Monday Ramen Noodle Salad
French Bread

Tuesday Lemon Pepper Chicken
Sauteed Veggies
Pineapple Rings

Wednesday White Chicken Chili

Thursday Biscuits with gravy
Italian green beans

Friday Tuna Mac
Mixed vegetables

Lunches: leftovers
Breakfast: Zucchini Bread
Sweet: Peanut butter delights

Week 1 Grocery List

Ramen Noodles
Cabbage 1 cup
Carrots 1 cup
Green onion about 3
Peanuts 1 cup
2 ½ sticks butter
4 tortillas
3 chicken breasts
Great Northern beans or navy beans dried
I can Italian beans
1 can mixed vegetables
1 can tuna
Biscuit mix – 2 cups
1 T. flour
2 beef boullion cubes
Dried Basil
Lemon pepper
4 pineapple rings
1 loaf french bread
Frozen mixed vegetables
1 package mac n cheese
vegetable oil
3 eggs
Peanut butter
Sugar Vanilla
Cocoa powder
Week 1 Instructions

Ramen Cabbage Salad
Prepare Ramen noodles per package directions. Put in colander and spray with cold water to cool. Add a cup of shredded or grated red cabbage, a cup of grated carrots and some chopped green onion and toss with boiled noodles and a dressing: Mix 1 tablespoon each vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil, and a teaspoon sugar. Pour on ramen salad and toss.

Bread Spread:
Put ½ stick of butter or margarine in a bowl. Microwave 20 seconds (or heat on stove until just softened or leave out). Add crushed garlic and basil. Mix and spread on french bread. Warm in oven.

Lemon Pepper Chicken:
Dip chicken in oil and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Roast at 350 for 40 minutes.

Sauteed veggies:
While chicken is cooking, put 1 T. oil in pan on medium high, add frozen mixed vegetables and a little sea salt and pepper, stir until heated through and softened (about 10 minutes).

White chicken chili:
Night before put beans in large kettle filled with water to soak. Next morning, drain the beans, put in crock pot and cover with water. Add: 3 T flour, 1 t. salt, ½ t. pepper, 1 chicken breast, and a couple red cayenne peppers (or sprinkle in cayenne pepper). Put crock pot on low. Will be done about 5:00 pm Take out chicken, cut up and stir back in before serving.

Mix biscuits according to biscuit mix directions.

Boil 2 cups of water. Add two boullion cubes and stir until dissolved. In a kettle, melt 2 T. butter. Add 2 rounded T. of flour. Once it is mixed with the butter, and boullion and stir until thickened.

Tuna Mac:
Cook Mac n cheese as directed. Add a can of drained tuna to which lemon pepper has been added. Stir.

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