Monday, December 5, 2011

Menu Plan Monday Chicken Stew and Chicken Rice Crock pot meal Recipes

Menu plan Monday
As I promised I would put these up from last week even though It was too late to link.  The blog has to come after my kids of course so I don't always get these linkup posted on time. I will say not having the menu plan ready last week really hurt our schedule.

Things I have in the fridge that I should use this week are.
·        Chicken Broth
·        Cheese
·        Zuchinni

All that is in there are a few leftovers to be used as lunch
Since I usually have my pantry stocked with Staples such as flour sugar pasta noodles crackers rice etc… I can put this with that to make the weeks meals so I don’t waste what’s in the fridge.
Emergency meals this week are: #1 Grilled Cheese  #2 Homemade Fries with chili cheese dip, and some other things that can be thrown in a deep fat fryer.
Read Our Weekly Menu Below:


Monday:
School snack:  Apple
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Leftover Chilli I ended up making on Sunday
After school snack: The bus route changed so they do not get one on most days Dinner is ready when they get home.
Dinner: Chicken stews a very simple and quick cheat.
Boneless skinless chicken: had Jim cut it in cubes and we put it in the pressure cooker. (I only buy boneless skinless chicken.)
Potatoes I boiled them in 2 things of Swanson Chicken broth
We then added canned peas, mixed vegetables, Green Beans and corn to the broth while the Potatoes were cooking.
Seasoned this with Pepper, Salt, Garlic And seasoning salt
I forgot the onions.  Once the meat is done you mix it in with the rest and cook it until it comes to a gentle simmer.
  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. soft margarine or butter
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
1.     Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
2.     Cut in butter that's been kept at room temperature or use soft margarine.
3.     Stir milk lightly into the flour   and adjust amount to make sure that you have moist dumpling dough.
4.     Drop dumpling dough into the liquid by teaspoonfuls or for larger dumplings use a tablespoon. Cover your pot with a lid so that the dumplings can steam.
5.     Check them after about 10 minutes and see if they are done by cutting into it. It should be like bread on the inside and not doughy.
6.     They need to cook for a total of about 25 minutes but keep watching them as I am not good at remembering how long things take to cook. Times vary based on heat etc.

Bed time snack

Tuesday: 
School snack: Cheese crackers
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Leftover Chicken stew
After school snack: NONE DINNER TIME
Dinner:  Speghetti
Bedtime Snack:



Wednesday:
School snack
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Leftover Speghetti
After school snack: NONE DINNER TIME
Dinner: Grilled Cheese
Bedtime Snack


Thursday:

School snack
Breakfast: Cereal
Lunch: Pb and J for the babies and Jim, NUTELLA and Jelly for me  with a glass of milk
After school snack: NONE DINNER TIME
Dinner:  #2 Homemade Fries with chili cheese dip, and some other things that can be thrown in a deep fat fryer.


 Friday:  

Saturday:
 School snack
Breakfast:  Cereal 
Lunch: AWAY
Dinner:  AWAY

 Sunday: AWAY OR HOME not sure...
 Crock pot Chicken meal (I never made this Last Sunday I made Chili instead) ??? Lunch
v  Boneless skinless chicken cut up and cooked
v  Cooked white rice
v  Cream of chicken soup
v  Mixed veggies and peas from the fridge
v  Chicken broth from the fridge Swanson’s has no MSG I try to use as much Natural Food as possible. 
v  Cut up carrots from the fridge and maybe a few of the potatoes
v  Seasonings

When I say simply raising 8 I mean I keep things as Simple and easy as possible... You won’t find any fancy cooking terms here and a lot of the meals we make were probably meals your grandma made during the depression to make meals go far enough to feed a brood!

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