I apologize for the delay in my weekly menu post. We went out of town for the weekend. While I attempted to type and schedule the post last Friday, some sort of glitch occurred and the entire post was lost. I'm not really sure what happened.
Being we were out of town over the weekend, my spring break is over, and there is a new time change to adjust to, I tried to keep things pretty simple this week. Today's post will include our menu for the week and a recipe I use when I know there will not be much time to prep ahead. Here is this week's menu:
Sunday 3/18 Baked Ziti with Broccoli
Monday 3/19 Chipotle Chicken Salads with Tortilla Chips
Tuesday 3/20 Left-overs
Wednesday 3/21 BBQ Cheddar Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
Thursday 3/22 Left-overs
Friday 3/23 Chicken Pot Stickers over Mixed Greens
1 box gluten-free penne pasta (or any regular, tubular shaped pasta)
4 cups spaghetti sauce (I used 4 cups of my own sauce I had made earlier, you can use jarred)
2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 box thawed and drained chopped frozen spinach
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups 2% mozzarella cheese
In a large bowl, mix your dried pasta and spaghetti sauce until the noodles are coated. Pour the noodles into a large casserole or lasagna pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, spinach, and garlic powder together until combined. Spread the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Top the ricotta layer with the mozzarella cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. I topped my serving with additional sauce and Parmesan cheese before photographing and consuming.
So no one is left out of the loop, I will be posting the Chipotle Chicken Salad recipe tomorrow and the Veggie Burgers on Thursday. Hopefully by Thursday I will be caught up on posting. Stay tuned throughout the week.