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Monday, January 23, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Here is this weeks meal plan!

Baked Potato Soup

Homemade Gondola Sandwiches

Dinner with parents.  Bring bread.

Pasta Asparagus (see recipe below)
Garlic Bread

Venison Stew

Honey BBQ Meatloaf

Baked Potatoes

Tater Tot Casserole (Jadon's favorite)

Grocery Night (Eat out)

Tonight was Pasta Asparagus night.  One of my families favorites!  Everyone I have made it for requests the recipe.  Most of them now have it in their monthly rotations.  It is a quick, simple, and meatless meal.  Perfect for what we call "Meatless Monday" at our house.  My aunt gave me the recipe several years ago.  Not sure where she got it from but I thought I would share it with you.

Pasta Asparagus

1/4 cup olive oil
2 TBSP. margarine
1 Tsp. red pepper flakes
5 cloves garlic or 4 1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar.
2 boxes of green giant asparagus or two bunches of fresh cut into bit size pieces
1 box of penne pasta
1 1/2 cups of shredded parmesan

Fill a pot with water and bring to boil for pasta.  Once the water is boiling add the pasta.  Heat oil and margarine in a pan.  Add pepper flakes and garlic.  Saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add in asparagus and cook for 7-9 minutes or til pasta is done.  Drain pasta and return to pot.  Add in the asparagus mixture and stir.  Add in the parmesan cheese and stir til combined.  Enjoy!


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