Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meal Planning Monday...A Day Late

Sunday - Bacon wrapped pork loin smoked on the smoker (by Michael), green beans, and red potatoes
Monday - Leftover pork loin, macarroni and cheese, twice baked potatoes
Tuesday - Chili
Wednesday - Stuffed Peppers
Thursday - Chili Nachos
Friday - Dinner at Nicholas' school program/dinner
Saturday - Date night!!!!

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
 Michael took a tenderloin and smothered in pork seasoning/rub, then wrapped in bacon.  He then covered in cling wrap until ready to cook.  It marinated for about 3 hours.  He cooked it on the smoker for 2.5-3 hours.  this is how it looked finished.  YUM!  It was unbelievably good!!!

Stuffed Peppers
4 large green bell peppers
1 box dirty rice mix, prepared according to box
1 lb hamburger meat, browned and drained
1 jar spaghetti sauce (I used Rago Garden Combo)
Cut the tops off of 4 pepper and clean out the seeds.  Brown the hamburger and prepare rice according to package and mix together.  Fill peppers with the mixture.  Cover the pan with the sauce, cover, and freeze.
When ready to cook, thaw and cook at 375 for 30-45 minutes.  You can also top with cheese to cook.

(no pictures, but here is my recipe)
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound of bacon
1 onion
pepper to taste
All cooked together over medium heat. Then added to a pot of,
1 can tomato sauce
1 can rotel
1/4 cup sliced jalapenos
3 cans of chili beans
1 pkg McCormick's chili seasoning (original)
Cook in crockpot for 6-8 hours on low.  Very tasty!!!!