Monday, December 5, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 12/5-12/11

I finally figured out how to make tabs on my blog! This has been bugging me for about a week, but now I have tabs. So go check them out :)

Anyways, here is our menu plan for the week! I am going to start posting one recipe a week from our menu plan. You can easily access the recipes by clicking on the handy dandy recipe tab at the top of my blog. As has been the custom the last few weeks, I am only posting our dinners and lunches, if lunch deviates from the usual Storms family lunch. Breakfast is still soaked oatmeal every morning until hubby decides otherwise!

  • Dinner: Roast, sweet and fingerling potatoes, pearl onions and carrots, biscuits and fruit
  • Dinner: Keema (recipe below), biscuits and fruit
  • Dinner: Ground beef gyros, sweet potato wedges and fruit
  • Dinner: Chicken taco chili, cornbread and fruit
  • Lunch: Methodist volunteer Christmas party
  • Dinner: Leftovers
  • Lunch: Hot dogs, chips and fruit
  • Dinner: Calzones and fruit
  • Lunch: Church lunch
  • Dinner: Popcorn and smoothies
Keema ( adapted from

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons tomato paste
3/4 cup beef bone broth
1/2 cup peas (my husband HATES peas, so I replace them with chopped tomatoes or carrots, depending on what we have around)
cooked brown rice (I make LOTS of rice at once and freeze it, so I don’t have an exact measurement for this. Just make enough rice to feed your family!)

In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until evenly brown. While cooking, break apart with a wooden spoon until crumbled. Transfer cooked meat to a bowl. Saute onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, and saute 1 minute. Stir in garam masala and salt, and cook 1 minute. Return the browned beef  to the pan, and stir in tomato paste, beef bone broth and veggies. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until meat is fully cooked through, and liquid has evaporated. Serve over brown rice. Enjoy!

I linked up to menu plan monday at Organizing Junkie. 



  1. You made me hungry for calzones and Indian food. Thanks a lot. =P

  2. I'd love to see the recipe for the ground beef gyros :). After poking around here for awhile, I can see that we are very similar in the products we use, the foods we eat, and the God we serve! I am not seeing an obvious way to follow you - am I missing it?

  3. Jenna, I just added a subscribe "gadget". You should be able to find it under my son's photo on the right side of the blog. And, yes, it does look like we gave quite a bit in common! I would love to send you the recipe. I will try and do that later today :)


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