Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-2-12

I am so happy that you could come out to spend some time with us on New Years week end. It is hard to believe that the 2012 is here already. We are having some Good Luck Black Eyed Peas (Link), so let me get you a serving, you will sure want to have Good Luck in 2012! We will just eat our Peas and look at the menu for next week.

From Left Over Ham
Southwest White Bean Stew

Southwest White Bean Stew
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 pound bag Great Northern Dry Navy Beans
2 14 ounce cans  Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies Medium or Hot
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
Option: 1 ham hock or 2 cups ham chopped
Sort through the beans making sure all the beans are good. Rinse the beans well.
Bring the dry beans to a rolling boil in 8 cups of water. Boil for 2 minutes, cover and take off heat.
Let the beans sit covered for 1 hour.
Pour the beans and water (making sure you have 8 cups of water) into a slow cooker.
Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes and green chilies.
If you are adding the ham hock or chopped ham add it to the slow cooker at this time.
Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3 hours. 
At the end of the cooking time add the salt, pepper cumin and cilantro.
Simmer for 20 minutes to allow the seasons to set.
Corn Bread
Spicy Baked Apple

Lemon Onion Chicken (Link)

Baked Sweet Potatoes
Home Canned Green Beans From Last Years Garden
Tossed Winter Greens Salad
Chocolate Delight

From The Left Over Chicken
Chicken Salad
7 Grain Buns
Left Over Chocolate Delight

Butternut Chowder (Link)

Toasted Garlic Bread
Tossed Green Salad
Fresh Baked Gingerbread

Turkey Burgers
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Left Over
Gingerbread and Blue Bell

Full Plate Thursday
Crab N Grab  at Just Winging It
Pork Loin with Miso and Asian Pear Glaze  at U Try It
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes at Family Fresh Meals
Roasted Broccoli with Meyer Lemon  at Recipes To Nourish
Orange Cake  at Chin Deep

It was fun spending time with you today at the beginning of a great new year. I look forward to seeing you at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Your meal plan looks great,I need to start planning more instead of just a hour before :)Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  2. Yum, your menu looks delicious. Reading about gingerbread is making my mouth water. :)

  3. Your Southwest White Bean Stew looks really yummy and easy to make on top of that! Thanks for sharing!
    Stopping by from Newlyweds Linky!

  4. Wow you menu looks so very yummy and perfect for cold weather. Thanks for sharing on Newlyweds Recipe Linky!


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