About this Project
If you have kids, food is a constant.
Going to the grocery store without a plan can be overwhelming and expensive.
Planning your meals out for the week is key to winning with your budget and being prepared through the week.
We tend to choose from the same several recipes to make meals every week, and every family has their own flavor.
This is a project to make meal planning a *little bit* easier. I know it won't solve all our problems, but I hope it will provide some assistance for families on the go.
In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the carrots, celery and onion; saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir in seasoned salt and curry. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Gradually add broth. Stir in chicken and rice; return […]
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse chicken and if using breasts cut in half lengthwise. In a large baking dish, add chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well to coat evenly and spread in a single layer. Cover and bake for 20-25 minutes. Chicken is cooked when pale and surrounded by clear juices. In the […]
Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter. Tear bread into chunks (or cut into cubes) and evenly distribute in the pan. In a medium sized bowl mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours or overnight. In a […]
Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour mixture into a slow cooker. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin and season wtih salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook […]
DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients (except the cilantro) in a 5 quart crock pot and cook on high for 4-6 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Stir occasionally during cooking process to be sure the chicken gets submerged in the liquids. NOTE: It will start out looking a bit thick and dry, but the liquids […]
2 raw chicken breasts (about 7 oz each) 1/2 cup clean salsa (see info below) 1/3 cup apricot fruit spread (see info below) 1 cup frozen, thawed corn
Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup crushed pineapple over each chicken breast. Pour 1/4 cup chili verde sauce over each chicken breast. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken easily falls apart when poked at with a fork. Serving Suggestions: Serve over brown rice or quinoa and […]
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Brown chicken 3 to 4 minutes; place in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Top chicken with onion. Whisk together pineapple juice, tomato paste, soy sauce and vinegar; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on Low 5 to 6 hours; remove chicken from slow […]
Combine all ingredients in a 4-5 quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until lentils are tender.
Turn your crock pot on high if you want it done in 3-4 hours, low if you want to let it cook all day. Add all ingredients above except the chicken breasts. Add your spices. I would suggest starting with a teaspoon of the spices and adjust the amount of each according to your taste […]