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Hi ladies!

This is your one week reminder that we’re swapping next week. ūüôā

Also, Candice made a private post that will show up only when you’re logged-in. Be sure to check it out.

Thanks!

jess

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1 lb ground chicken (ground turkey can be substituted)

1 egg

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 small onion, grated

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup pasta sauce (homemade or store bought)

1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

minced parsley for garnish

 

* To make ahead/freezer meal РPrepare the meatloaf mixture as directed and place in a disposable loaf pan. Cover and freeze.** When ready to prepare and serve, defrost the meatloaf completely and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Top with pasta sauce and place filled loaf pan on a baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and sprinkle the top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving/slicing. Garnish with parsley if desired.

 

** Alternately, you can top the meatloaf with pasta sauce before freezing and then bake from frozen, uncovered for 55-60 minutes on a baking sheet. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and sprinkle the top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving/slicing. Garnish with parsley if desired.

 

http://joelens.blogspot.com/2010/06/chicken-parmesan-meatloaf.html

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April 2012 Menu

Hi Everyone!

We are cooking for 8 again. ¬†Here’s the menu:

Becky ¬†–¬†Chicken Parmesan¬†Meatloaf

Paula ¬†–¬†Spinach Lasagna¬†Rolls

Kristen –¬†Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Sweet Potatoes ‚ÄstCrockPot

Criss – Chicken Crepes

Kelley –¬†Party¬†Meatballs

Mandy –¬†Matinated Top Sirloin¬†Steak

Candice – Chicken Soup

Jessica –¬†Maple-Roasted Chicken With Sweet¬†Potatoes

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Ingredients:

2-3lb pot roast (top round or small eye of round)
2-3 potatoes (cut into large chunks)
3 carrots (cut into large chunks)
2 onions (cut into large chunks)
1/2c water or beef consomme
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Put half of vegetables in bottom of crockpot.  Salt and pepper meat to taste, then put in pot.  Add remaining vegetables, liquid and additional salt and pepper (if desired).  Cover and cook on LOW (10-12 hours) or HIGH (5-6 hours).

Note:  You may also add 2T of vinegar for extra flavor.

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!!! tomorrow’s swap

ladies,

my household is on lockdown through at least wednesday. ūüė¶ we all have a very contagious virus, according to both our pediatrician and general practitioner. i’ll bring my meal to next month’s swap. you can keep the meal you made for me. sorry. ūüė¶

also, wanted to remind everyone that a meal should be valued at AT LEAST $7 for 6- 8 servings. seems like we’ve been getting a lot of $2-3 meals, which isn’t fair to the people spending $7-10 every month. also, if your meal is just meat with seasoning, it should be two pounds of meat (which is appropriate for 6-8 servings). if it’s just 1 lb of meat, it should be expensive meat (shrimp? steak?) and/or include something else like pasta. we want everyone to feel like what we’re receiving is of the same quality as what we’re giving, so that we will all happily continue swapping. ūüôā

thanks ladies! have fun tomorrow without me. someone be sure to write down the winning recipes.

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Hey Ladies! Don’t forget that we’re swapping next week. ūüôā I think there are 7 of us, since Janis hasn’t found a replacement? Correct me if I’m wrong, please. ūüôā

Gracias!

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