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Menu Plan Monday & Chicago-Style Pan Pizza recipe



Hello! A Juggling Mom has a terrific food blog and she gave one of my menu recipes a thumbs up….the Foil Pack Taco Chicken Dinner. It really is a great “dish”, it was a favorite in my house as well. Her review reminded me that I haven’t made this recipe in awhile so I’m including it in my menu this week.I received an email from a reader asking if I knew whether any of the participants in MPM specifically featured weight loss/weight watcher menus and recipes. So here is what I’d like to suggest. If your menu includes low fat recipes please let us know in brackets (low fat) beside your name in Mr. Linky. Thanks!

Here is my menu for the week:

Monday: Foil Pack Taco Chicken Dinner

Tuesday: Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Wednesday: Fajitas

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chicago Style Pan Pizza – recipe below

Chicago -Style Pan Pizza

1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 cups shredded mozzarello cheese
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsps olive oil
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fennel seed, crushed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle over dough. Top with mozzarella cheese.
In a skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, oregano, salt, fennel seed and garlic powder. Spoon over mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Yield: 6 slices.

Printable Grocery List

Source: Quick Cooking May/June 2004

WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?

*Important – Please link to your individual MPM post instead of your home page. Here is how you link to an individual post if you’ve never done it before: right click on the time at the bottom of the post you want to link to, click “copy shortcut” and then paste it into Mr. Linky. Welcome to all new participants. Please let us know you are new to MPM (so we can be sure to visit and welcome you) by putting “I’m new” or “First one” in brackets after your name in Mr. Linky.

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38 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday & Chicago-Style Pan Pizza recipe”
  1. 1
    tegdirb92 says:

    oooh, I love chicago style pizza!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. 2
    Candi says:

    Yummy! Sounds great!!

  3. 3
    Stacy (Aussie in America) says:

    looks great!
    Stacy

  4. 4
    Cheryl (copper's wife) says:

    I’ve been enjoying participating in this!

  5. 5
    Linda says:

    Honey mustard chicken is a big favourite with our kids.

  6. 6
    sara - The Estrogen Files says:

    Looks like a WONDERFUL week! Being newly pregnant, I’m either sick or starving. Starving after reading your menu, so gonna whip up a snack!

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    Sheryl says:

    Everything sounds so yummy! I will definitely have to try the foil pack taco chicken dinner!
    Have a wonderful week!
    ~*Sheryl*~

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    An Ordinary Mom says:

    Your menu is always fabulous :) !! I should just come over and eat.

    Apparently I didn’t read your post closely enough because many of my meals are considered pretty healthy and lowfat.

    Enjoy your week!

  9. 9
    Joyful Days says:

    Love using bread dough for pizza. The menu, as always looks so good.

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    Sally Bradley says:

    I live in the Chicago ‘burbs. Best Chicago-style pizza is Lou Malnatti’s. You can even order it online and they’ll ship it to you!

    But you won’t want their sausage. The pepperoni is great! And they have a cornmeal crust to die for!

    I hope my laptop can handle drool!

  11. 11
    A Juggling Mum says:

    Your menu looks as good as always, have a great week :)

    Rachel xxx

  12. 12
    Dana says:

    The chicago pizza sounds soooo good! I’ll have to try that one soon.

  13. 13
    Jodi says:

    Yum!! I am going to try the Chicago Style pizza!! Have a great Monday!

  14. 14
    Shawn says:

    That pizza looks fab … and, since you are doing the foil chicken again, I’m going to have to put that on my list next week. Thanks!

  15. 15
    Renee's Ramblings says:

    The pizza sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  16. 16
    jdoriot says:

    Good for you for getting a thumbs up!

  17. 17
    IRENE says:

    Congratulations! And thank you for hosting!

  18. 18
    Stephanie says:

    I just posted in your link section for the first time… thought I’d let you know. I’ve been lurking through all your great links for a few months now, and decided that I’d get my act together too.

  19. 19
    Char says:

    Laura – your menu looks great this week! I may have to try the deep dish pizza recipe soon.

  20. 20
    mjpuzzlemom says:

    Hi, looks like a great week. Thanks for hosting!

    MJ

  21. 21
    UKZoe says:

    I’m having to do the main part of my grocery shopping for the next three weeks in one go, with just mini trips to the store in between. That’s changed our menu a little form normal, but this week is really using up what was in the freezer.

  22. 22
    Betsy says:

    Thanks!

  23. 23
    Debi says:

    Oh man…I just want to come to your house for supper all week!

  24. 24
    Posh Mama says:

    Looks like you had a good week last week! And you have a yummy menu planned. I want to hear how your pizza turns out, I have never attempted a chicago style pan pizza before. :)

  25. 25
    Laura says:

    Sounds super-yummy. Homemade pizza is the best!

  26. 26
    annie says:

    Your menu looks delicious.
    Thanks for hosting MPM!
    ♥~annie
    My Life as Annie!

  27. 27
    HsKubes says:

    Your menu sounds yummy. We love homemade pizza and have sourdough pizza every Friday. Mmmm!

    ~ Christina

  28. 28
    Jessica says:

    that foil-wrapped dinner looks delicious every time you post it. I really need to try it soon!

    peace of Christ to you,
    Jessica Snell

  29. 29
    Leni says:

    I’m back in the swing of things! Menus are looking great, I’m going to have to try those taco packs.

  30. 30
    Jenny says:

    That sounds so yummy!! I am going to try the pizza!!

  31. 31
    Seraph says:

    Just thought I’d let you know that even though I’m taking some much needed time away from the internet (not reading blogs, forums, or most mail, nor am I blogging much of anything, including my accounting) I AM still posting my menus. I had considered not posting them, but it’s already become such a good habit that I’m not willing to give up!

    Also, if I didn’t post the menu every week, my husband wouldn’t know what we were eating. He gets the email notification when I post the menu and I like it a lot better now that he doesn’t call me from work several times a day… every day… sometimes with the sole purpose of asking “what’s for dinner?”. Whenever he wants to know, he just has to check his email!

    I wanted to say thank you, too, because usually these self-imposed vacations away from the internet end up with me being completely reluctant (or just plain unwilling) to return. Coming on line every week for MPM has me WANTING to come back even though I still have some stuff to work through and won’t allow myself to fully return until it’s all settled.

    Thank you.

  32. 32
    Helen says:

    I have to say that last week was my first go at Menu Planning Monday and I am so happy I got involved! It saved me stress over deciding what to make and money as I wasn’t running to the grocery store everyday picking up stuff. As I did all my shopping in one go, I found it wasn’t necessary to go out and get things I didn’t need. Thank you for Menu Planning Monday!

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    Melonie (Workerette.com) says:

    Congratulations on the award for the chicken taco recipe! Woohoo!
    This Chicago-style pizza sounds wonderful too. My husband is from the Chicago area – I’ll have to give this a shot and see if it meets his approval. ;-)

    I’m with a lot of the others: thanks SO MUCH for hosting Menu Plan Monday! I’ve gotten great ideas and I’ve also enjoyed sharing our plans each week too. Thanks for all you do, Laura!

  34. 34
    Caraqueña says:

    Hello! I posted my menu for the week…thanks!

  35. 35
    Barb, sfo says:

    Thanks for that Chicago Pizza recipe! I think we’ll be trying that one soon –someday when it’s not too hot to turn on the oven :)

  36. 36
    runningtothecross says:

    Hello again!

    I posted my menu for the week! I had a shortage of ideas, but I made it work…I’ve not much time lately to browse other blogs for recipes and ideas.

    Have a great day!
    Heather

  37. 37
    Sandy says:

    Steak on the BBQ tonight!
    And ceasar salad.
    YUM!
    Sandy
    For Reluctant Entertainers

  38. 38
    Morgan says:

    My friend Sarah has you linked through her blog and this sounds wonderful.

    I must admit I’m slightly confused on how the linking works, though.

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