Run2Gun Weekly “A La Carte” 8/6/2018

Welcome to this weeks “A La Carte” menu! Enjoy more time and money saving dinners for you and your family!

For those of you new to the “A La Carte” menu, this is what my wife Amy does for us every week!  We have found by planning our evening meals we spend time as a family at the dinner table, stick to the plan, which saves us money from being lazy and going out to eat. We also eat much healthier on a consistent basis!  I hope the menu this week helps you out and spices up your normal routine! You can also view some of the recipes being made on our YouTube Channel! 

Monday – Sloppy Joes w/ diced sweet potatoes and veggies

1 lb Ground elk/venison/ or burger
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup your favorite bbq sauce
1/4 cup mustard
1 TB white vinegar
Garlic powder

Diced sweet potatoes
Olive oil
Garlic Salt

Brown ground meat, once meat is done drain off fat and add all the ingredients above. Add more ketchup or bbq if you are wanting meat to be sloppier.

While meat is cooking, toss diced sweet potatoes (dice up 2 sweet potatoes) in olive oil, and add seasonings to the potatoes either cook up in skillet or bake on sheet pan and roast potatoes until done.

Cook up your favorite veggies and put sloppy joe meat on a bun and enjoy!

Tuesday – Elk Kielbasa Sausage w/ Onions and Peppers over Seasoned Rice

1 lb Elk Kielbasa Sausage
1 TB Olive oil
1/2 Yellow Onion
2 Red Bell Peppers
1 tsp garlic
Cajun seasoning

Seasoned Rice
Brown rice – make enough for 4 portions and cook brown rice in chicken stock
1/2 cup tomato sauce
Garlic powder
Cajun seasoning

Once brown rice is cooked, add a 1/2 cup tomato, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning.

Add rice to a plate and top rice with kielbasa mixture and enjoy!

Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken w/ Lo Mein

1 lb cooked, diced chicken breast
1 TB Sesame Oil or vegetable oil
1 TB fresh garlic
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce

Put oil in pan, add chicken, garlic, and sauces and cook until heated up. While chicken is cooking start Lo Mein.

1 package Rice noodles
1 TB Sesame Oil or Vegetable Oil
1 TB garlic
1/4 sliced yellow onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 bag shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix is a great option for this)
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1/8 cup Teriyaki Sauce
2 TB Rice wine vinegar
1 tsp ginger powder
1 TB lime juice
3 green onions rough chop
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat up oil in wok, add onion, celery, and garlic and cook til soft then add cabbage. Once cabbage has wilted, add in cooked rice noodles and then add all liquid items to noodles. Cook noodles with sauce for about 5 minutes. If noodles seem dry then add in a little more soy sauce to your liking. Top with green onions and cilantro! Enjoy!

Thursday – Pork Loin w/ Baked Potato
2 lb pork tenderloin
1 cup Italian Dressing

Marinate pork loin in Italian dressing, salt, and pepper for at least a half hour, but it’s best to marinate for a few hours.

Sear pork loin in skillet or grill and add to roasting pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done. Once pork loin is pulled from oven, let it rest for up to 10 minutes.

While getting pork ready, put potatoes on sheet pan and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper and cook for about 45-55 minutes or until done. Top potatoes with butter or sour cream and enjoy with pork!

Friday – Mexican Corn and Chicken Quesadillas

1/2 lb diced chicken that is seasoned with taco seasoning and cumin
Flour tortillas shells
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Shredded cheese cheese

1 can sweet corn
1/ cup roasted red pepper diced
3 green onion diced
1 TB lime juice
1 TB fresh garlic
Fresh cilantro

First make corn mixture. Then heat up griddle. Add flour tortilla and put about – 1/2 cup of each type of cheese on tortilla. Then add diced seasoned chicken to half of the tortilla. Add about 1/2 cup of the corn picture. Once cheese is pretty well melted. Flip tortilla in half, make sure each side is a light golden brown on each side and then put on plate.

Cut into quarters and dip quesadilla in sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!!

Saturday – Chicken Salad w/ Lettuce and Tomato on Croissant w/ Baked Potato Chips

1 lb diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup olive oil mayo
2 TB Dijon mustard
1 TB cider vinegar
Garlic powder
1/4 chopped celery
1/2 cup halved red grapes
1/8 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup diced green onion
White Pepper
Leaf lettuce
Tomato slices

Put diced chicken into bowl, add grapes, celery, pecans, and onion. Mix all wet ingredients together, add to chicken mixture along with seasonings. Lightly toss ingredients all together and put on croissant or your favorite bread with some fresh lettuce and tomato!

Sunday – Tater Tot Casserole

1 lb Ground elk/venison/ or burger
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
2 small cans light cream of mushroom
1/2 TB Worcestershire sauce
Few drops of Tabasco
Garlic powder
Black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Tater Tots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start browning ground meat in skillet, add diced onion and cook until tender. Drain meat, put in bowl, and start adding frozen vegetables, cream of mushroom, and seasonings to meat. Mix up well and put in casserole dish, top meat with shredded cheese and line tater tots on top. Bake for about 35-40 minutes. Enjoy!

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Run2Gun “Weekly A La Carte” 7/30/18

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is this weeks A La Carte Menu!  Hit the grocery store and follow the simple steps below to plan your families dinners this week!

Let us plan for you! You save time, money, headache and enjoy these great Run2Gun Recipes


Monday-Spaghetti With Meat Sauce Peas & Carrots

  • 1 lb ground beef/ venison/ or elk
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 box whole grain spaghetti noodles

Brown ground meat in skillet with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. While meat is browning start boiling pot of water, bring to a roaring boil and then add noodles cook until al dente (8-10 minutes). Once meat is browned drain off fat and add jar of spaghetti sauce.

Finish plate of spaghetti with grated parmesan.

Tuesday – Citrus Salmon w/ Cilantro Lim Rice and Veggies

  • Fillet of Salmon
  • Citrus Seasoning Blend
  • Instant Brown Rice
  • Lime Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Fresh or Frozen Veggies

Turn oven on to 375 degrees, while oven is heating up season fresh salmon fillet with citrus seasoning blend, put in roasting pan and bake in over for 10 – 12 minutes or until done.

While salmon is baking start cooking instant brown rice in microwave. When rice is done add in a little lime juice, kosher salt, and then top with fresh chopped cilantro.

Cook up whatever veggies you would like with this meal!

Wednesday – Taco Salad

  • 1 lb ground beef/ venison/ or elk
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Fresh Pico de Gallo
  • Tortilla Chips (Lime flavored)
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole

Brown ground meat in skillet, once meat is done drain the fat off the meat and add a little water and taco seasoning to finish the meat. When meat is cooking start getting vegetables ready.

Cut up iceberg lettuce or use a bag of shredded lettuce

Pico de Gallo – use a store bought kind or make your own

Fresh pico de gallo recipe

5 tomatoes – diced

1/2 red onion – diced

1 jalapeno – diced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 TB chopped garlic

1 TB lime juice

1 tsp hot sauce

Salt to taste

Start building taco salad with lettuce on bottom, ground taco meat, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, crushed up tortilla chips, sour cream, and top with guacamole.

Thursday – Balsamic Glazed Chicken w/ Baked Sweet Potato and veggies

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Whole Sweet Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Fresh or Frozen Veggies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and start washing up sweet potatoes. Put in roasting pan and brush on a little olive oil and kosher salt to the potato skin and put in oven for up to an hour depending on size of potato.

Then start working on chicken – you can cook chicken however you like on griddle, oven, or grill. Season chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once chicken and potatoes are done, plate up and pour balsamic glaze over chicken and even use the glaze as a topping for the baked sweet potato. Cook up whatever veggies you would like and enjoy!

Friday – Egg Salad Sandwich w/ Fresh Tomato Slices

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Dill Relish
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 yellow onion chopped
  • Few Drops Tabasco Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Fresh Garden Tomatoes

Start boiling eggs – my trick to boiling eggs is start with putting eggs in water right away and then turn burner on high. Keep an eye on them because once the eggs start boiling – you boil them for 12 minutes to have the perfect hard boiled egg. After 12 minutes, immediately gets eggs under cold running water and once completely cooled start peeling the eggs.

Chop up eggs into bowl and add mayo, relish, mustard, onion, tabasco, and salt/pepper to taste. Add egg salad to your bread and finish the plate with some fresh garden tomatoes.

Saturday – Steak, Roasted Red Potatoes, and Veggies

  • Steak – your preference (ribeye, sirloin, round – whatever fits your budget)
  • Montreal Seasoning
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red Potatoes – Large Dice
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh or Frozen Veggies

Heat skillet up with olive oil and toss the fresh garlic in and cook for minute, then add in red potatoes and season potatoes with cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. While potatoes are cooking, start heating griddle/grill to med high. Season steak with Montreal seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper. Put on griddle/grill and give a good sear to each side of the steak. Cook to your preference (which should be medium rare) and potatoes should also be done one they are tender and light brown. Cook up whatever veggies you would like and enjoy!

Sunday – Swiss Steak w/ Tomatoes and Onions and Mashed Potatoes

  • Chopped Steaks
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 TB Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 TB Worcestershire Sauce

Heat up skillet with olive oil, while oil is heating up dredge chopped steaks in flour – season each steak with salt and pepper. Put in skillet and brown each side, add sliced onions and cook for a few minutes then add can of diced tomatoes with the juice, vinegar, and worcestershire. Let the steak cook in the juices for a little while so they can really soak up that flavor. Finish with making up some delicious mashed potatoes (real or fake – whatever is your fancy.) Enjoy!



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Run2Gun “Weekly A La Carte” 7/23/18

Join us for another week of the dinners that are going on in our household!  Just hit the grocery store and cook up!

The Food!

Monday-Elk Brats w/ Tater Tots and Mixed Veggies

Cook the Brats on the Griddle/Grill/Or Skillet

Bake Tater Tots

Steam Veggies


Tuesday-Healthy Pita Pizzas w/ Alfredo and Chicken

Use Whole Wheat Pitas put a 1/4 cup light Alfredo sauce on the pita. Put on diced chicken breast and whatever other toppings you would like (spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, etc) then top with a mixture of light mozzarella cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. Bake pizzas at 375 for about 8-10 minutes.

Wednesday -Italian Chicken w/ Parmesan Noodles and Garden Veggies

Marinate Chicken Breast in a light Italian dressing, salt, and pepper then cook the chicken however you prefer griddle/grill/oven until its done.

Parmesan Noodles – Boil noodles until done then drain the noodles and toss noodles in either 1 TB olive oil or 1 TB butter then add garlic salt, a little lemon juice, black pepper, and finish with fresh parmesan cheese.

Steam Veggies


Thursday – Elk Meatloaf w/ Baked Potato and Broccoli

Wash Potatoes and preheat oven to 350 then brush potatoes with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put potatoes in oven until done about an hour depending on size of potato.


1 LB ground elk

1/2 onion – diced

1 TB chopped garlic

1/4 cup ketchup

Worcestershire sauce

Soy Sauce

Tabasco Sauce

Seasoned Salt


Black Pepper

Toss all these ingredients in a bowl and form into pan – use can use a loaf pan or a small 9 x 9 square pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until done.

Halfway during baking the meatloaf put ketchup sauce mixture on top of loaf (1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, a couple drops tabasco sauce, and a little cayenne pepper to make a sweet and spicy topping.)

Steam Broccoli.


Friday – Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Heads of Romaine Lettuce – clean up and chop bottom part of the head off so you have nice big pieces of lettuce.

Sesame oil – 1 TB

Diced Precooked Chicken Breast – 1 lb

1/2 cup chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 TB Garlic

1 can diced water chestnuts

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 TB soy sauce

1 TB rice wine vinegar

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 cup chopped Green Onion

Fresh Chopped Cilantro

Add a little Sriracha if like a little spice

Heat up oil and add chicken, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook until onion and celery start getting tender. Add water chestnuts and all the sauces and spices. Cook all together for about 5 minutes. Put mixture on lettuce wrap top and finish with the chopped green onion and cilantro.


Saturday – BLT’s

Bake Bacon in oven at 375 for about 12 – 15 minutes.

Slice up lettuce and fresh garden tomatoes.

Toast whole wheat bread and put olive oil mayo on the toast, layer with a few slices of bacon, 2 slices tomato (I like to salt and pepper my tomatoes), and lettuce. For an extra bonus add fresh avocado if you have it!

Finish your plate with some baked chips and more fresh veggies!


Sunday – Pork Roast w/ Boiled Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Pork Shoulder Roast

6 Red Potatoes – quartered

1 yellow onion – rough chop

2 stalks celery – rough chop

1/2 bag baby carrots

1 qt beef stock

Garlic Powder

1 bay leaf



Put all the items in the crock pot early in the morning and let cook for 6 – 8 hours. Enjoy!




Run2Gun “Weekly A La Carte”

What we are doing at our dinner table, you can now do on yours!

-Fresh ideas
-Stick to a plan
-Have fun with the family
-Save money
-Eat healthy
-Attain Balance

The Recipes:


Basil Chicken – marinate chicken breast in basil pesto – grill or bake (325 degrees) chicken until done

Potatoes – 1/2 inch dice red potatoes and toss in bowl with olive oil, garlic powder, ranch seasoning, pepper, and salt. Put in roasting pan to bake(400 degrees) or sauté in skillet/griddle until potatoes are tender and browned.

Rice Cauliflower – just grab the easy steamer bags from your freezer aisle 🙂


Mexican Rice Bowl

Start with cooking up brown rice (I always use instant!)

Brown hamburger meat – drain off fat and put in packet of taco seasoning and finish browning.

Drain and heat a can of corn and a can of black beans.

Start layering rice, taco meat, black beans, corn, and your favorite salsa (I always use Pico de Gallo) and extra toppings you can put on is shredded cheese and sour cream.


Elk Hamburger Steak

1 lb of elk ground beef – put in bowl and add garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Make into 4 patties and cook on pan/griddle until done.

Saute’ onions and mushrooms for a nice topping on the hamburger steak and then make an instant beef gravy for a sauce.

Mashed potatoes – make real, instant, or heat up already made ones (whatever works for you!)


Leftover night – heat those lovely day old items up! 🙂


Kids special night – No recipe needed


Mesquite Turkey Sandwiches

Whole grain bread, mesquite turkey, olive oil mayo, dijon mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles

Sunday – Garlic Chicken (Piccata style) –

Heat up pan/griddle with olive oil – lightly flour chicken breast and sauté in olive oil. Once chicken has a good sear then put in garlic, capers, lemon juice, and white wine or chicken stock and reduce down until chicken is done.

Buttered Noodles –

Boil noodles and drain then add 1 tablespoon butter and garlic salt to taste – then top with parmesan cheese.

Green Beans- sauté fresh green beans in pan with olive oil, salt, and pepper or steam frozen green beans – Whatever floats your boat!


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