1 lb of uncooked medium shrimp (peeled and deveined preferably)
Pasta (Your choice)
1 1/2 lbs of turkey parts (breasts, legs, wings, whatever you want)
2 jars of apricot preserves (12 oz ea)
Envelope of onion soup mix
2 10-oz cans of diced tomatoes and chilies (you may have to buy tomatoes and green chilies separately if you can’t find together)
2 cans of whole kernel corn
Can of black beans
Eggs (Save 1 whole egg and 4 egg whites for next week)
Unsweetened applesauce (Save 1/2 cup for next week)
[Also needed: soy sauce, lemon juice, chili sauce, ginger root]
Breakfast: Eggs and applesauce
Lunch: Soup and a peach
Dinner: Turkey casserole or shrimp pasta
Fast Fiesta Soup
Combine 2 10 oz cans of diced tomatoes and chilies, a can of drained whole kernel corn, and a can of drained and rinsed black beans in a pot. Heat through. Garnish bowl with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream, if you want.
Apricot Turkey Casserole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook rice according to package directions. Place in an ungreased baking dish. Place 1 1/2 lbs of turkey parts in a hot skillet with a bit of oil or butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other spices you like with poultry. Sear for 5 minutes on each side. Place on top of rice. Drain a can of whole kernel corn and pour on top of turkey. Combine 2 jars of apricot preserves and an envelope of onion soup mix. Pour on top of turkey and rice. Bake for 15-30 minutes or until turkey is fully cooked. (Time will vary depending on what kind of turkey pieces you chose. Breasts take longer than wings, for example)
Combine 3 Tbsp of soy sauce, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice, 1 Tbsp of chili sauce, and 1 Tbsp of minced ginger root in a bowl. Mix well. Pour half the mixture into a Ziplock and add 1 lb of uncooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Saute shrimp in a skillet until almost finished. Add remaining marinade and heat through. Pour on top of pasta and toss.