Hi everyone! How was your week? Mine was good over here! Although I’ve been feeling a bit unorganized since we’ve been having a lot of family stay and visit with us in the past few weeks or so. I’m determined to get things more under control tomorrow. Mondays are my ‘get things done’ days! The only thing that I felt organized in, was our dinners, all thanks to menu planning.

In hopes of getting more organized, this week I’ve decided to make a few meals to stick in the freezer. Well actually, I’m just doubling the dinners I have planned! This way I save time too, as I find it just as easy to make a few of the same meals since all the ingredients are already available. Anyways, onto this week’s menu:

* Pork chops, Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Garden Vegetable Chopped Salad

* Lasagna (making two of these), garlic bread

* Peanut Chicken Pasta (recipe below)

* Beef Fajitas, freezing a couple of these (recipe below)

* Orange Chicken Rice Bowl

Peanut Chicken Pasta

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp ground ginger
2 green onions
2 cloves garlic
1 green or red pepper

Cook chicken in oil. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, honey, soy sauce, peanut butter, cornstarch, and ginger. Pour mixture into skillet and cook stirring constantly until thickened. Add green onions, garlic and green/red pepper. Serve over hot pasta!

Beef Fajitas (from The Big Cook)

1 lb beef, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup Italian dressing
3/4 cup salsa
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 onion
1 red pepper, cut into strips
1 can tomatoes

12 Flour tortillas
1 large freezer bag

Put 1 lb of beef into a plastic freezer bag. Combine salad dressing, salsa, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce and stir together. Add rest of ingredients, except tortillas, to sauce mixture and stir. Pour the sauce over the beef strips in the freezer bag. Freeze.

To cook: Dump contents of the bag into a skillet and cook until beef is fully cooked. If the sauce is looking too runny, add 1 Tbsp cornstarch with 1 Tbsp cold water and then add to meat mixture and stir well.

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