Thursday, January 12, 2017

What Works Works: Menu Writing

So I got away from Menu writing, for a bit and gave those home delivery meal boxes a try.
I enjoyed our time with Blue Apron and Hello Fresh , I tried out lots of new ingredients and recipes. I liked that the home delivery option sent everything needed and I did not have to go out and get a big jar of spice ( or what ever) to try something new that called for 2 TBSP. When looking through my cook book collection that often stops me from trying a new recipe or ingredient.
I have recently ended my box meal deliveries because, I found for the two of us the portion sizes were insufficient and not budget friendly.
So Starting today I am back to Menu writing a system that has proven to work better for us.


Thursday: Shredded Beef Soft Tacos
Friday: Chicken Florentine Quesadillas
Saturday: Sausage Pizza
Sunday: Twin Roast Chickens




Mikes New Snow Shoes



Shredded Beef Soft Tacos
  • 1-1 ½ lb. Beef roast
  •  ½can enchilada sauce
  •  ½can chopped green chilies






Place the roast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the enchilada sauce over. Pour the chopped green chilies over. Cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
One store bought Soft shell Taco kit or tortia's

Shred beef before serving.


Serving Suggestion: Chips and Salsa
Easy Homemade Salsa

  • 1 can of whole tomatoes 15 oz, drained
  •  ½red onion, quartered
  •  a couple garlic cloves whole or minced (whatever you have)
  •  1 Tbs of lime
  •  1 tsp of salt
  •  1 tsp of cumin
  •  a small handful of fresh cilantro (I used almost a whole bunch)
  •  ½can of jalapenos (I used a 4 oz can)






Put everything in a Ninja and blend until consistency is like you prefer. Serve chilled!
Note – this salsa is best once it sits together a bit in the fridge.

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