Menu Plan #6

Apparently it’s family recipe week in this house.

Monday- Aunt Susan’s Crab Fettuccine Alfred0
Tuesday – Grams’ Meatloaf
Wednesday- Crock Pot Day- Stew with some yummy bread!
Thursday- Indian Food! (Favorite Take-Out EVER)

Susan’s Crab Fettuccine Alfredo (The Secret Family Recipe). When I told Ryan we were having it this week, he was super excited.

  • 3 T Butter
  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes seeded & chopped
  • 1/3-1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup cream (whipping is fine)
  • 1 lb. fresh fettuccine
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 cup crab meat (1 can)
  • 1/2 parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil

* To seed tomatoes, drop them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. This loosens up the skin so it easy to remove.
1. Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic and simmer until tomatoes soften and break down.
2. Add cream and 1/3 cup white wine. Simmer 10 minutes. Thinning with more wine if sauce is too heavy.
3. Cook pasta al dente and drain.
4. Add basil, crab, salt and pepper to taste and simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add pasta and stir well.
6. Sprinkle with parsley and rest of parmesan. Garnish with whole basil leaves.

Gram’s Meatloaf
1 1/2 lb ground chuck
1 onion chopped
2 cans tomato sauce (small)
3 T vinegar
1 cup bread or cracker crumbs
1 1/2 t salt 1/4 t pepper
1/2 cup water
3 T Brown Sugar
1 T Dijon mustard

MIX: Meat, crumbs, onion, salt and pepper, 1/2 can of sauce. Form into load, put in pan lined with foil.

Combine rest of tomato sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard. Pour over loaf.

Bake 1 hr 15 minutes @ 350 degrees, basting occasionally.

Shopping List

  • 2lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 1/2 lb ground chuck
  • 2 onions
  • Various Veggies for stew. I generally by the big hodge podge bag from TJ’s because if it goes into the crock pot it doesn’t really matter if it’s fresh or frozen.
  • Cream (whipping is fine)
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 lb. fresh fettuccine
  • Can of crab meat
  • Bunch of Parsley
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Kosher salt
  • Seasoning blend (whatever you have on hand for bbqing, stir-frying, etc.)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Flour
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (small)
  • Vinegar
  • Bread or cracker crumbs
  • Brown Sugar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic

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