Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

My week always seems to go more smoothly when I take time to make a meal plan, so here goes for this week...

Sunday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce/Garlic Bread/Salad

Monday: Chili with Biscuits

Tuesday: Linguine with Clam Sauce/Garlic Bread/Salad *(See recipe below.)

Wednesday: Chicken and Rice Soup/Crescent Rolls/Salad

Thursday: Pad Thai/Rice/Kim Chee

Friday: Salmon Roll/Rice/Green Beans

Saturday: Leftovers (Chicken Rice Soup)

Here's the recipe for the Linguine with Clam Sauce. It's one of our favorites, simple to prepare, and even the kids ask for seconds!

-half of an onion, chopped
-olive oil, 4 tbsp. (enough to cover bottom of saute pan plus a tad more)
-6 cloves garlic, minced (I use the pre-minced in a jar.)
-2 cans (10 oz. each) whole baby clams (Chopped will work too.)
-2 to 3 tbsp. dried parsley
-1 package uncooked linguine

-Boil large pot of water to cook linguine according to package directions.
-While water is heating, saute garlic and onion in the olive oil until onion is translucent.
-Add both cans of clams (including the liquid) to the saute pan.
-Add pepper to taste.
-Add parsley flakes.
-Continue heating (stirring occasionally) and bring to a boil.
-Simmer on low for 5-10 minutes.
-Serve over the drained pasta.

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Hope you enjoy some good family time around the dinner table this week!


  1. I agree--menu planning does help the week go more smoothly! I'm thankful that I took the time to do it (two weeks in a row...I might be on a roll!) Your menu looks good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It is my goal to make a menu plan. I am really, really bad at dinner! Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Shonda (from fiar)


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