Weekly Menu 12-29-13: Sloppy Janes and a bonus recipe

As a child I hated Sloppy Joes and ate them because I had too. Sloppy Joes, chili, and chow mien remain three things, I still really dislike and was so happy to stop having to eat when I got old enough to have a say. I came across an Asian style recipe in Fine Cooking and decided to give it a whirl. It is now in the permanent rotation.

New Years Eve is the last indulgent holiday for a while, thank goodness. I know everyone in my family is feeling as they have had enough indulging and decadence with food for a while. Its time to make some more wholesome dinners for a while.

Sunday – Asian Sloppy Janes, sweet potato fries, celery sticks
Monday (NYE)- Chicken, Alfredo sauce, pasta, roasted brussels
Tuesday – Pork and cranberry stew, rice
Wednesday – Easy Beef burritos, lettuce, tomatoes
Thursday- Pork and Bulgar casserole, green beans
Friday – Easy Day – Brats and tots, carrot sticks
Saturday – Freezer Soup

Asian style Sloppy Janes adapted from Fine Cooking
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon onion powder ( don’t measure I just dust it)
3/4 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1 lb. ground turkey
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Brown turkey, if needed get rid of extra fat.
Toss garlic and onion powder in with ground turkey cook for a minute
Add ginger, cayenne, tomato sauce, and hoisin sauce and cook on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. If it gets away from you this part can go quickly add a little water to thin it.

Ta da dinner. This is a stupid easy dinner that is quick. Its even quicker if you have browned turkey frozen. You could make a big batch and freeze if you want to.

Note it is now 1-1-14 and have decided I don’t want Pork and Bulgar casserole and that the lack of chili paste in the cranberry thing might be too sweet without the heat so… Yeah menus change even mid week sometimes. Thinking Bolognese one night it sounds so good and no idea. There was a pork should recipe on Pinterest, maybe that.

Bonus recipe that is stupid easy. I forgot to take pictures of the Sloppy Janes so you get a bonus recipe this week.
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Pesto Chicken
You will need chicken breast or tenders and 1/4 cups of pesto. I used tenders as you get more chicken in the packets. Cook Chicken until done 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Add pesto and turn off heat, stir to coat and that’s it.


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