Did anyone try menu planning for the first time last week? How did it go? I stuck to my plan for the most part. I managed to have leftovers so that helped to save one dinner.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — turkey chili (there is a chicken version in The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Friendly Meals eBook) served with chips. Using Emily’s recipe for crockpot pinto beans but leaving them whole.
Tuesday — BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Asian style coleslaw (doesn’t sound like a good combo, but it is)
Wednesday — Mexican Lasagna (you may need to be a member to view this) with chips
Thursday — Our weekly dinner club
Friday — Pizza Muffins (I use this quick pizza bread recipe)
Saturday — Honey Mustard Chicken with potatoes and broccoli (from last week)
Sunday — ?? I’m hoping I’ll be inspired before Sunday evening.
Other cooking projects: Making marinara sauce from frozen pureed tomatoes from my garden, Buttermilk bread dough to make cinnamon bread (from here) and Emily’s cute acorn cookies for snack on Tuesday.
Need some inspiration? Check out our eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Friendly Meals eBook, which is filled with kid-friendly recipes that use frozen or fresh chicken breasts!
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Since I know you bought chicken recently, chicken broth is on sale at FM & you might have pillsbury biscuits (or you could make your own), you could make Chicken N Biscuits (chicken pot pie, but with biscuits instead of pie crust) on Sunday. Super simple and very yummy.
Pre-heat oven 375
Cut up and fry two/three chicken breasts in a small amount of Olive oil or butter, set aside. Using the same pan saute 1 small diced onion. Add two peeled and chopped carrots and cook until tender. Add 1/4 c butter and melt. Add 1/4 c flour and compbine and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Add 4 c chicken broth and whisk until thickened. Add 1 c frozen green beans and 1 c frozen peas and let cook for 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a 9 X 13 baking pan and top with biscuits. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
I have been meal planning for a few months using plantoeat.com. I am a HUGE fan! One of my main complaints about my household has always been about wasting food. While at first I thought that we were spending more by creating a set grocery list as opposed to buying what looked good and was on sale, I have found that overall we don’t waste food and end up saving!
PS. We are also having turkey chili tonight!
Were you reading my mind?