SUNDAY: Easy Layered Salad (see recipe) is flattering and elementary for a family meal. Serve it with your possess cold gazpacho and whole-grain rolls. Brownie Sundaes are an heated chocolate experience. Top spirit squares with chocolate ice cream and comfortable chocolate fudge sauce.
Plan ahead: Save adequate brownies and salad and prepare adequate eggs for Monday. Save adequate ice cream for Saturday.
MONDAY: On Labor Day, take it easy with Slow Cooker Whiskey-Molasses Shredded Beef. Place 1 (21/2- to 3-pound) weak beef bottom turn fry or beef pitch core roast, cut into 1-inch pieces, into a 4-quart or incomparable delayed cooker. Combine 1/2 crater whiskey (or nonalcoholic beer), 1/4 crater vinegar, 1 (6-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste, 1 tablespoon packaged brownish-red sugar, 1/4 crater molasses, 1 teaspoon counterfeit salt and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper; flow over roast. Cover and prepare on high 4 to 6 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours, or until beef is fork-tender. Remove fry from delayed cooker; fragment with dual forks. Skim fat from salsa as needed. Return beef to delayed cooker. Serve beef with salsa on whole-grain sandwich buns. Add potato salad and leftover layered salad. Make deviled eggs with leftover eggs from Sunday. For dessert, watermelon and leftover brownies are labor-free desserts.
Note: If cooking with whiskey, scotch works best.
TUESDAY: For a no-meat dinner, Rice-Stuffed Poblanos container flavor. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Slit 6 poblano peppers lengthwise to things with filling. Remove lax seeds and veins, gripping branch intact. Rub peppers with canola oil and place on baking sheet. In a middle bowl, brew 3 cups baked rice, 2/3 crater immature cream, 1 crater shredded smoked gouda cheese, 1 crater solidified corn (thawed) and 1/3 crater chopped uninformed cilantro. Mix well; deteriorate with counterfeit salt and peppers to taste. Divide reduction and fill any pepper; shower with 1/4 crater some-more cheese. Bake 20 to 25 mins or until peppers are crisp-tender and stuffing is hot. Serve with steamed carrots tossed with apricot preserves, a red-tipped lettuce salad and corn tortillas. Try uninformed pineapple for dessert.
WEDNESDAY: Save a tiny income with Greek Burgers With Cucumber Sauce (see recipe) on a menu. Add couscous on a side. Strawberry ice cream is a cold dessert.
THURSDAY: No need to feverishness a stove tonight with Turkey, Bacon and Havarti Sandwiches on a menu. Cut tip 2 inches off a 7-inch turn sourdough bread fritter and haven top. Hollow out loaf, withdrawal 1-inch-thick shell. Drizzle 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette uniformly in bottom of shell; covering with 1/4 bruise (of 1/2 bruise total) thinly sliced deli turkey, half of 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers (drained and sliced) and 3 (1-ounce) slices (6 total) havarti (or Muenster) cheese. Repeat layers and tip with 4 slices baked bacon. Drizzle with 2 some-more tablespoons vinaigrette and cover with indifferent bread top; press down firmly. Wrap fritter in cosmetic hang and cool 1 to 8 hours before serving. Cut into 4 wedges. Serve with baked chips and dill pickles. For dessert, how about uninformed pleasant fruits?
FRIDAY: Treat a kids to Taco Dogs tonight. Cook 8 prohibited dogs in prohibited water; drain. In a microwave-safe bowl, brew 1 crater canned refried beans, 1 crater shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 crater salsa; cover and x-ray on 100 percent energy for 2 mins or until heated; stir once. Spread reduction on 1 side of 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas; place prohibited dogs on tortillas. Top dogs with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, and hurl up. Serve with oven fries (frozen) and sliced avocado. For dessert, shower a tiny sugarine on uninformed blueberries.
SATURDAY: Invite guest for Roast Salmon With Wasabi Cream (see recipe). Serve with savoury jasmine rice, uninformed yellow squash, churned greens and whole-grain rolls. Top leftover ice cream with uninformed strawberries.
Note: Use any accumulation of your favorite reduction such as fry chicken, canned tuna, olives, canned beans, baked potatoes, baked immature beans, sliced mushrooms, corn or crumbled bacon in this salad.
Easy Layered Salad
4 cups churned salad greens
2 tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 (8-ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
1 crater solidified peas, thawed
3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
2 cups cubed baked ham or turkey
1/2 crater chopped red onion
1/2 crater mayonnaise
1/2 crater immature cream
1 tablespoon uninformed chopped dill
1/2 teaspoon belligerent mustard
Place salad greens in vast portion bowl. Layer tomatoes, 1 crater of cheese, peas, eggs, ham and onion over greens. Mix mayonnaise, immature cream, dill and belligerent mustard in middle play until good blended. Spread uniformly over salad. Cover. Refrigerate during slightest 1 hour or overnight until prepared to serve. Sprinkle with remaining cheese only before serving.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information: Each portion (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and immature cream) contains approximately 276 calories, 22 g protein, 16 g fat, 11 g carbohydrate, 143 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium and 2 g fiber.
Carbohydrate choices: 1.
Greek Burgers With Cucumber Sauce
1 crater plain yogurt
1 (1-ounce) package plantation salsa mix
1 tiny cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 bruise gaunt belligerent beef
6 (6-inch) pitas
6 leaves lettuce
1 middle tomato, chopped and seeded
In middle bowl, brew yogurt and salsa mix. Remove 1/2 crater of reduction to another play and reserve. To remaining reduction in bowl, supplement a cucumber. Refrigerate.
Add belligerent beef to indifferent 1/2 crater yogurt mixture; brew well. Divide into 6 patties. Place on appliance pan.
Broil 5 inches from feverishness for 6 mins on any side or until inner heat reaches 160 degrees. Cut off tip entertain of any pita and discard. Fill any pita with lettuce, hamburger, cucumber-yogurt salsa and tomato. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information: Each portion (prepared with fat-free yogurt and fat-free pita bread) contains approximately 268 calories, 23 g protein, 5 g fat, 33 g carbohydrate, 42 mg cholesterol, 884 mg sodium and 2 g fiber.
Carbohydrate choices: 2.
Roast Salmon With Wasabi Cream
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
4 (5- to 6-ounce) salmon filets
1 teaspoon counterfeit salt
2 teaspoons wasabi powder
4 teaspoons water
1/2 crater light immature cream
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Brush roasting vessel with 1 tablespoon oil. Lay salmon, skin-side down, in pan. Brush salmon with remaining oil; deteriorate with salt. Bake 20 to 30 mins or until only baked through.
Meanwhile, disintegrate wasabi powder in water. Whisk into immature cream and deteriorate to ambience with salt. Add some-more wasabi if desired. Serve with salmon.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information: Each portion contains approximately 287 calories, 32 g protein, 16 g fat, 2 g carbohydrate, 76 mg cholesterol, 612 mg sodium and no fiber.
Carbohydrate choices: 0.
Susan Nicholson is an Atlanta-based cookbook author and purebred dietitian. She can be reached by email: