Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan!

1.  Tacos - from a package.  
2.  Hamburgers - cooked from frozen on our new barbecue!
3.  Rush Hour Pork Stirfry - quick and easy
4.  Baked Butter Chicken - another quick and easy one and hopefully for a cooler night with having to use the oven.
5.  Pasta With Bean Sauce - from a cookbook and can't find the recipe
6.  Tuna Cakes - for the kids for lunch

I will also be making Cranberry Apple Muffins.  I like to try and make my kids baked goods rather than buy them from the store and I keep seeing this recipe in magazines and such so thought I'd try it.  They look pretty healthy too.  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Super Easy Cooked Chicken

Whenever a recipe called for cooked chicken I would always be prepared to cut it up and pan fry in a little bit of oil and I'd avoid such recipes (unless I just adding to the chicken in the pan) because it seemed like a lot of work.  I found an easy recipe to make this task really simple.

You take the chicken breast (s) and place in a pot then cover with water (can add salt, pepper, garlic powder etc) or chicken broth until chicken is completely covered.  Then put a piece of wax paper on top to keep the steam in (I've also just used the pot lid and it came out fine).  Bring to a boil then simmer for about 8 min or until chicken is cooked through!  No turning or flipping required.  The chicken comes out nice and moist and is perfect for any recipe needing it cooked ahead of time or for salads and wraps!

I promise this week I will have a meal plan.  Last week work schedules got a little messed up so shopping was done later during the week and everything was thrown off.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan!

This week because summer has finally arrived I'm trying to make meals that don't require my oven which can be difficult as I like using the oven because I can put something in there and it doesn't require my constant attention.  So here it is:

1.  Creamy Pesto Chicken and Bowtie Pasta - quick, easy and good!
2.  Eggs, toast and potatoes - who doesn't love breakfast for dinner and I need to try my 1 yr old with eggs again
3.  Zucchini Pizza Casserole - ok so this is done in the oven so will try and save for a cooler day because it's so good!  
4.  Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken - really easy.  Throw in slow cooker and turn it on!
5.  Fries and Chicken Nuggets - for that day I don't have time to cook.  A treat for the kids and something they'll usually eat.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Menu Plan for the Week

Not doing a meal plan this week.  We had my daughters birthday party on Monday and were expecting more people than what came so too much food was bought.  People also brought stuff and as you probably know people usually make way more food then is needed.  Everything was left with us so we're spending the week eating leftovers!  Also two dishes from last week weren't made so I still have the ingredients for those as a back up plan or if my kids get sick of eating the same stuff all week!  I really don't like to waste food.