Weekly Meal Planning #4 featuring Chicken Mozzarella Pasta and Beef Stew

Sunday:Chicken Mozzarella Pasta
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Monday: Leftover Chicken Mozzarella Pasta
The full recipe (and better photos) may be found at The Pioneer Woman's website HERE. I will add an abbreviated crash recipe at the end with photos.

Tuesday: Cook's Illustrated Beef Stew


Wednesday: Beef Stew leftovers

Thursday: Grilled Ribeye Steak with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. We ate on the patio as the weather was fairly nice and I neglected to get a photo :-(

Christmas Day Baked Ham with roasted sweet potato and blue lake green beans.


Saturday: Leftover ham dinner!


As promised, here is the recipe for the Chicken Mozzarella pasta dish below. It's a definite keeper and will be making the meal rotation list.

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta recipe.

Chop chicken breast up in small pieces and brown in skillet. Season with salt and pepper.


Remove chicken and toss in chopped onions and garlic. Next time I will add mushroom.


Add jarred pasta sauce and some herbs, then toss in chicken. The recipe in the cookbook Dinnertime neglects to tell you to toss the chicken at this point but the PW website does state to place it in the sauce now.


After a few minutes, stirring as the sauce heats, you will add 8 ounces of cubed mozzarella. It has to be a block of mozzarella and cubed pieces. If you use shredded it won't turn out the same. I imagine it will be good but this way you get the ooey bits of melting mozzarella chunks in the sauce.

While that was going on you can cook your pasta and plate it. Use Parmesan cheese liberally.

So far I have managed this list for 4 weeks. Let's see if I can keep going!! What has been on your meal plan for the week?


Katherine P said...

That mozzarella pasta is on my list of meals to cook up soon. It looks delicious! And since you tempted me into buying the cookbook I have the recipe! The Beef Stew also sounds tasty. I haven't made stew in awhile and so I'll have to look for it. It sounds like you've been eating very well! For all the cooking I've done for the Christmas holidays I haven't done much meal cooking. I'm trying to get back in the habit this week.

Tina said...

Katherine, I sure hope you live that, mozzarella chicken, it' s very easy and a winner. C'mon, aren't you glad you got this cookbooks? Iin spite of the Costco craziness ☺️

Velva said...

Looks delicious! Love your weekly meal planning too. I have yet to get my act together.

Happy New Year Tina. I hope your 2016 rocks!


Tina said...

Oh Velva, you are the queen of organization! Love your posts and your cooking gig at Brown's 😃

Le laquet said...

I have planned this week - and made my own special fried rice for the first time yesterday ... it was delicious.
Today is so cold and miserable that I am making my nana's cawl - with skirt of beef as shin / shoulder of mutton were unavailable.

I also found an interesting new baked ham recipe - can you buy ginger beer?

Tina said...

Jo, I can get ginger beer! The soup sounds great. I made split pea soup today(Sunday). Will check out that link you sent.

Vicki said...

It all looks yummy to me!

Tina said...

Thank you, Vicki, I sure enjoyed preparing all of it 😃

~~louise~~ said...

If you keep sharing meals like these Tina I amy just need to come to your house for dinners, lol...Everything looks so delicious!!!

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

carol said...

That Chicken Mozzarella Pasta looks delicious!

Taking a short break thanks to influenza

I had my tea brack post scheduled for yesterday to participate in Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking event. We went camping earlier in the week...