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Smart Food: Weekly Menu, April 11 – 15

 It’s been some time!  Here’s our yummy menu for the week!  Please understand that I’m nearly 35 weeks pregnant so my cravings are in full force!

Monday:
Pollo Tete
I’ve shared this recipe a few years ago.  It was given to me by 2 cousins at my bridal shower.  They each wrote up the recipe not knowing their sister was writing up the same one to share with me.  It’s that easy and good!  I’m serving it with rice and sautéed zucchini.

Recipe:  http://smartypantsmama.com/2008/04/free-for-me-friday-yummy-chicken/

Tuesday
Skillet Chicken Nachos
I subscribe to the Betty Crocker Dinner Made Easy newsletter.  This past weekend a recipe for Chicken Nachos popped up.  I haven’t stopped thinking about them since!  (pregnancy mind!)

Recipe:  http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/skillet-chicken-nachos/9bf0c3be-09dd-4b1b-8cf4-a9cfa979b232?WT.dcsvid=MzI1ODgzNTg5MAS2&rvrin=34BA3A72-8369-4CFC-A090-F58ECF284E25&WT.mc_id=Newsletter_DME_04_10_2011

Wednesday
Braised Pork Chops with Mushroom & Onions
Here’s another recipe I received at my shower.  Another one that’s super easy and yummy!

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 large onions, halved & sliced thin
  • 1 carrot peeled & sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 oz. mushroom sliced
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 4 loin pork chops (5 oz each)

In a 12 inch skillet, heat the oil over low heat.  Add onions & cook uncovered for 20 minutes.  Stir frequently.   Add carrot & garlic.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Add mushroom, stir and cook for 5 minutes.  Raise heat to medium and stir in wine, salt, rosemary & sage.  Place pork chops on top & cover.  Cook for 4 minutes on each side.  Serve with ¼ of mixture on top of each chop.

Thursday
Shrimp Tacos
I’m using SkinnyTaste.com Cilantro Shrimp recipe to stuff our shells!

Recipe:  http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/03/cilantro-lime-shrimp.html

Friday
Ravioli – store bought with homemade sauce

I purchased fresh, refrigerated ravioli’s the other day at Whole Foods.  I’ll make some quick sauce to go with them.

Standard Smart Mama Sauce

  • · 1 large can of tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes (whichever you prefer!)
  • · 3-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • · Herbs, preferably fresh, such as basil and oregano, diced
  • · 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Sauté the garlic with the oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan.  Add sauce/crushed tomatoes.  Add herbs to taste.  Cover and simmer at a low heat for at least 30 minutes.

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