Menu Planning Monday 8/31/15

Monday - Hamburgs, Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Fries

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves: 4

1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), with skin on
2 tablespoons peanut oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine paprika, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Seal bag and shake to mix.

Cut each potato in half then each half into 4 flat wedges. Add peanut oil and potatoes to seasoning in bag then close tightly and shake to coat well.  Spread potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until fork-tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and serve immediately.

Notes: Sure, you can peel the potatoes if you want, but we like the extra crunchiness of the skin. Besides, the skin is good for us!

Tuesday - Taco Night
    Set out as make your own.  Ingredients:
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Quesadillas
  • Seasoned ground beef
  • refried beans
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • black beans
  • sour cream
Wednesday - Church Dinner

Thursday Night -  Pulled Pork, Roasted Potato Salad, Broccoli

Perfect Pulled Pork | Kevin & Amanda's Recipes
The recipe calls for soaking the pork in a brine, then coating it in a dry rub, and slow roasting it.

Dry Rub

1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 cup brown sugar

Roasted Potato Salad
Toss the potato chunks in oil, then sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Roast.
I love to use Hickory Smoked Bacon - I bake that while the potatoes are roasting
Then it's best with home made mayo - but whatever you typically use to make your potato salad will work.

Friday Night - Football night - Eat Out/Calzones at home
For away games, we eat out in the town of the football game, but I'll make sticky buns for breakfast, calzones for lunch, with an extra calzone for my son and his friends to eat after the game, if they end up here.   

This weeks restaurant - 
    Our favorite restaurant in Muncy is the Main Street Grill, but they take a long vacation each year, to visit greece, and do not reopen until September 10th.
    So we're still deciding between Haywoods, and the Country Store Cafe.  I think we're leaning towards the Country Store right now - I love their soft pretzels.

Saturday - Soup & Sandwiches
Hungarian Mushroom Soup (From the freezer)
Leftover pulled pork sandwiches

Sunday - Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings - stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls


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