Not long ago I received a request from all the way down in sunny Georgia. My dear friend and former neighbor Molly wrote, "I have a challenge for you...make 1 week of meals using less than 5 ingredients on all meals." Well, it just so happens that I have a cookbook titled, "Cooking with 5 Ingredients". This is the perfect week to take her challenge because not only is it the first week of school, dance lessons, and swim lessons for my daughter, but we're also preparing for a 5th birthday party! It'll be crazy around here! Because I'm preparing for company, I had to ditch the 5 ingredient rule for the weekend, so this plan only includes 4 meals with 5 ingredients. But I like this idea...so in the coming weeks, I plan to include 1 meal with only 5 ingredients per week.
One disclaimer: the Shrimp Scampi slated for Wednesday uses the required 5 ingredients, however if you choose to serve it over pasta, it's 6. I've never been good at sticking to the rules!
Oh, and one more note... rather than the usual grocery list, I chose to list the 5 ingredients needed for each meal below the name of the recipe so you can see which 5 ingredients will go into the dish.
So, here it is...I'm pleased to bring you 4 meals with 5 ingredients!
Monday September 14th
chicken breast, 8 oz. cream cheese, picante sauce, cumin, green onions
Tuesday September 15th
Asian Beef and Noodles
ground beef, oriental flavored Ramen noodles, frozen stir fry veggies 16 oz., ginger, green onions
Wednesday September 16th
1 lb. shrimp, butter, lemon juice, garlic, tabasco, pasta
Thursday September 17th
corn chips, onion, 19 oz. can chili, 12 oz. shredded cheddar
Friday September 18th
Pizza (probably take out) I'll be busy decorating a cake!
Saturday September 20th
Chips n' Dip
Sunday September 21st
Some kind of soup in the crock pot
The Pioneer Woman's Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits
How about all of you? Anyone have a good 5 ingredient recipe? Please post it in my comments. I'd love to give it a try!