Sunday, August 23, 2009

The One with Menu Planning Monday for August 24rd

This menu will be open to interpretation, hubby leaves tomorrow morning till late Thursday night (he usually does all the dishes), and we have a CRAZY schedule on Tuesday. Plus I'm supposed to run at 4am tomorrow.

So, hear we go:

Monday: Pasta Shells (from OAMC recipe that I previously made and froze half)

Tuesday: Nachos (also from a double batch I made and put half in the feezer). Recipe for the Chicken and Black Bean filling is here. Filling courtesy of Stolen Moments

Wednesday: Crock Pot Spaghetti (only goes for 4 hours, and I work 20 minutes away, not sure how this will work out yet, aside from coming home at lunch). Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday: Leftovers. Hubby comes home and it will be good time to clean out the frig.

Friday: Crock Pot Indonesian Chicken (also known as spicy Peanut Butter Chicken in this house). Originally taken from the book "saving dinner" by Leanne Ely.

Saturday: Farm Team BaseBall Game. No Cooking for Me!!!

Sunday: BLT Pasta Salad.

I am so excited about this recipe. It looks so yummy in the picture. I got it from Cooking During Stolen Moments, which is a blog I follow via RSS feed. (I have quite a few I follow in order to find good recipes and great grocery deals).

Crock Pot Indonesian Chicken:
1 T. Soy Sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 t. fresh ground gingerroot
1 1/2 t. Seasame oil
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
6 skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup peanut butter

Combine Soy sauce, oil, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Mix togethers. Place thighs in crock pot and cover thighs with mixture. Cook on low for 6 1/2 to 7 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot and stir peanut butter into juices until smooth. Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

My husband loves this!!! He always asks for peanut butter chicken. The kids thought it was too spice, but when you cut back the cayenne, the love it.

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  1. great plan! I am doing crock pot sloppy joes on Thursday, plan to make a double batch to freeze. I assume you already know about the A Year of Slow Cooking site -

  2. Hi Gudrun!
    I love "a year of crockpotting". I've spent much time on that site reading all of the posts!! I just found out that apparently my other son's soccer practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Which of course means every day will be hectic after work. And so goes my life :)