Monday, November 10, 2008
Menu Plan Monday!!!
So, here's my menu plan for the next 2 weeks. I am sticking with not assigning each meal to a day - it seems to work better for us that way. Then I don't feel like I'm not following the "plan" when I switch days. (I know, I'm weird.)
Fried Rice with frozen eggrolls
Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crockpot)
Chicken and Dumplings (Crockpot) - RECIPE BELOW!
French toast (homemade sweet bread) with bacon and eggs
White Cheese Pizza
Black bean burritos
Taco salad (using black beans from burritos)
Chicken Caesar Salad (with homemade french bread and croutons)
Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Crockpot)
Nasty Nachos with lentils
Autumn Sausage Casserole (Crockpot)
I also bought 3 frozen/convenience meals for the next two weeks. Sometimes there are days where I just don't feel like cooking and we figured that eating a frozen meal is cheaper than going to eat out. We're trying really hard to cut down our eating out budget. Really hard! I also am trying to plan more meals in the crockpot...that way I can start dinner in the morning to avoid the "what's for dinner" rush in the evening.
Chicken & Dumplings
4 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
2 cans cream of chicken/mushroom soup
2 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
1 large can refrigerated biscuits
Put chicken, soup, butter and onion in crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
Now, you can do the dumplings a couple different ways. A half hour before serving, you can tear up the biscuit dough into pieces and put them on top of the chicken in the crockpot. Set on high and let them cook for 1/2 hour. This will cook the biscuits thoroughly, but they will still have that "wet" dumpling texture. OR, you can bake the biscuits separately in the oven and then serve the chicken and sauce on top of a couple of split biscuits. This is our favorite way. :)
Don't forget I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menus!!!