Monday, February 8, 2010
Meal Plan Monday
This week I am joining orgjunkie.com for Menu Plan Monday again. I have a semi-busy week, so the menu is simple. Tonight I have a quilt meeting, tomorrow I have a mammogram at the hospital in the next city which is about an hour away. There is a Target and Aldi in that area, so I will run to those stores while I am there. The rest of the week, I will be finishing up some Valentines gifts and on Thursday, I plan to paint my master bedroom.
Monday - Rice, Corn, Bean and Cheese Casserole
Tuesday - Chili, Corn Bread
Wednesday - Gnocchi with Cheese Sauce, Salad
Thursday - Tacos
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Quesadillas, Hot Sauce, Chips
Sunday - Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Veggie
Years ago, when I first started to homeschool my daughter, a fellow homeschool Mom gave me this recipe. She said is was easy to prepare, inexpensive, froze well and her family loved it. It is all of those things and more. I use black beans in the recipe, but you can use any bean your family likes. I also like to add a can of green chilies every once and a while to change it up. Hope you enjoy.
Rice, Corn, Bean and Cheese Casserole
3 cups cooked brown or white rice (1 cup raw)
2 cups corn kernels (1 10 oz pkg. frozen, thawed or 1 15 oz. can drained)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (or bean of your choice)
1 1/2 cups skim or low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more, to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the paprika, and mix well.
2. Pour the ingredients into a greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with paprika and bake the casserole in a 350 oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
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