One month into my menu plan and things are going great. I do hope some of you have been joining in or getting some ideas. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my menu or if there are any recipes I haven’t shared yet that you would like please let me know. I’ll be happy to share.
So Menu Plan Sunday is my weekly menu and I invite everyone to link up theirs. Follow the link up at the bottom and grab my button if you’d like.
Monica’s Menu For July 1 – July 6
Sunday: Turkey Paninis with carrots.
Monday: Chicken Cordon Bleu with potato and mixed vegetables.
Tuesday: Chicken and Vodka Sauce (recipe below).
Wednesday: Happy 4th of July Hot Dogs and Sausage Links with pasta salad.
Friday: Chicken pattys with french fries and salad.
Saturday: Quesadillas with carrots and ranch dip.
Recipe For Vodka Sauce
We used to get a great vodka sauce in a jar. Not something I generally like to do, but I can’t find that sauce anymore. So I found this recipe in a Rachel Ray cookbook that someone had given me. The cookbook is Rachael Ray Top 30 30-minute Meals Guy Food. This will be the first time I’m making it. It sounds great so I think it will be a hit.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 cup vodka
1 cup chicken stock
1 can crushed tomatoes
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
Heat a large skillet over moderate heat. Add oil, butter, garlic, and shallots. Gently saute garlic and shallots, 3-5 minutes. Add vodka, about 3 turns around the pan in a steady stream. Reduce vodka by half, 2 or 3 minutes. Add chicken stock and tomatoes. Bring sauce to a bubble, then reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
Just before you are ready to serve stir cream into vodka sauce. When sauce returns to a bubble, remove from heat. Toss with pasta and garnish with some basil leaves.
There you have it. I hope you link up your menu plan for this week.