February 18, 2013

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens-Menu Plan Monday

Today, I stole Big Daddy’s laptop and am using it at the kitchen table.  It means I’m having less trouble tapping and I don’t have to balance on his damn ball chair which I’m about a foot too short for.

Big Daddy and I had a budget meeting over the weekend.  I’m feeling positive.  He still looks slightly ill, but I have faith that things will work out fine.  Being a bit more tight fisted with our budget means I’ve been trying hard to cut that weekly grocery bill.  I can’t help that we’re food snobs but I can help the bill.

This week our local grocery store has chicken breast on sale.  And I’m on a diet!  It’s meant to be!

But, Big Daddy isn’t a big fan of chicken all the time.  Keeping that in mind, while the chicken is a good price and we’re going to be eating it a lot this week, I need to make sure I’m mixing up the preparation and flavors so no one gets sick of it.

In all honesty, I don’t like to eat the same things over and over.  It just doesn’t appeal to me.  The idea of eating the same breakfast several days in a row?  No matter what it is?  Gross.  Cannot do it.  So, making sure the menu is varied is about me too, I guess.

As an aside, I made creamy chicken and dumpling soup last week out of some left over smoked chicken.  Everyone LOVED it (except for Littlebit who refused to eat the dumplings for reasons I cannot understand, but no worries!  The rest of us took care of that business!).  I used an old standby recipe and I highly encourage you to consider making it. It’s hearty and delicious and contains cream of no crap (or no egg as shown in the recipe.  I used a roux).  I used one pre-cooked breast and two pre-cooked thighs for the five of us, so it’s a great way to stretch those chicken leftovers.

As a note, in situations such as this when I’m making a one pot meal, I do my best to include a half of a cup of veggies per person.  That’s a serving of veggies!

And now?  The Menu Plan!

Monday Tahini chicken with couscous and veggies

Tuesday Chicken with chimichurri sauce and grille dveggies

Wednesday  Chicken Tortilla Pie and corn

Thursday Avocado Enchiladas 

Friday Autnie Awesome has had some sad news and while she processes things, the girlies haven’t been over to stay.  However, I know the girls miss Auntie Awesome AND that Auntie Awesome misses the girls and I’m hoping for a date night this week

Saturday  Pizza Night!

Sunday Smoked chicken wings, crash hot potatoes and veggies

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