Main Course Menu Plan: Week 8  Winter II

Day 1: Red Sauced Shrimp

Total time: 10 minutes
     This is one of those dishes that can be as hot or not as you like. The ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes add the heat but you could also add other hot sauce to taste.

Red Sauced Shrimp Ingredients:


Day 2: Roasted Cornish Games Hens (Poussin)

Total time: 60 minutes
    Small, perfectly roasted hens make an elegant presentation and are perfect individual servings (with maybe a snack leftover).  If yours are larger birds, one may be enough, (you can split it in half before roasting) or fix two and have cold chicken/game hen for lunch tomorrow!  Remember to put bowls for bones on the table - and wet towels for fingers.

Roasted Cornish Games Hens  Ingredients:


Day 3: Meat Loaf Florentine 

Total time: 80 minutes
     While this meat loaf is chock-a-block with vegetables it still retains the 'proper' meat loaf taste and texture.  We'll eat it for 2 meals - and there may be enough for a couple of great sandwiches as well. I actually used about 19oz (540gr) in this because I had some bits in the freezer to use up.

Meat Loaf Florentine Ingredients:


Day 4: Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes
  Whole grain mustard and white wine, slightly reduced, make a lovely, light sauce for the chicken, bursting with flavor but low in calories.

Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce Ingredients:


Day 5:  Pork Tenderloin with Brussels Sprouts

Total time: 30 minutes
   Sliced pork tenderloin and Brussels sprouts cooked together in a brown sugar and hot mustard sauce.  Serve over brown rice for a healthy, one-dish dinner.

Pork Tenderloin with Brussels Sprouts Ingredients:


Day 6: Chicken Stroganoff with Pasta

Total time: 30 minutes
    Chicken breast, cut up and quickly cooked, makes a very tender meat for the Stroganoff.  You may never go back to the traditional Beef! I break from tradition again, using Greek yogurt rather than the sour cream.  Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier than regular plain yogurt, but lower in fat and calories than sour cream. 

Chicken Stroganoff with Pasta Ingredients:


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