Monday, November 11, 2013

Menu Plan Monday November 11, 2013

The colder weather is rolling in according to the news, they are even throwing around the "s" word.  Snow down south sends people into a panic. I personally love it.  It's so pretty for a short period of time,  then it's gone!!!
 This was our house a couple years ago.  This slowed people down for about 2 days. This is nothing where I'm from, so I'm waiting to see. 

 This colder weather means my menu this week has soups, comfort foods, and a lot of hot chocolate on it.  I will share the hot chocolate recipe later this week - IT IS AMAZING!!! 

I'm off of work this week, so we are super focused on getting a lot of school projects that require my attention done.  It looks to be a hands on week in school, which means less time in the kitchen.  I'll be putting my 3 crock pots to work for sure!!!

Here's the plan:

MONDAY - Pulled Pork(crock pot) sandwiches, roasted potatoes, green beans

TUESDAY - Potato soup (crock pot)

WEDNESDAY - Whole Chicken in crock pot, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls

THURSDAY - Crock Pot Lasagna, garlic bread

FRIDAY - Roast, potatoes, carrots (in the crock pot)

SATURDAY - hamburgers, fries

SUNDAY - I work again, so it's up to hubby where they eat!!

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie.  Have a great week!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes

Here is another fabulous Pinterest recipe find!!  I am always looking for quick, throw together meals to feed my picky family.  This recipe gets an A+, with only one change made.

It just doesn't get any easier than this.  

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Place 3-4 chicken breasts down the middle of a 9x13 pan.
3.  Drain a can of green beans and place on one side of the chicken.
4. Wash and cut into quarters 6-8 red potatoes (amount depends on size) and place on the other side.
5. Sprinkle a package of Italian dressing mix over everything.
6. Melt 1/4 stick of butter and pour over the green beans and potatoes. *The original recipe calls for 1/2 stick of butter - I halved that because I did not pour it over the chicken too.
7. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of Italian dressing over the chicken. *I poured this over the chicken instead of the butter.
8. Cover with foil and place in the oven. 
9. Bake for 1 hour.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Menu Plan Monday November 4, 2013

It's here!!  The last crazy, busy football week of the year is here!!!  Can you hear the excitement in my voice?  I love football,  and I enjoy watching my boys play. HOWEVER,  I am very glad that it's time for a break.  Hubby has been very helpful in taking them to practice, but having our family going in so many directions 5 out of 7 nights a week gets old. So,  a big cheer for the Greenville Hurricanes as they will be playing in their conference championship game this Friday night!!  GO CANES!!!  

My other news ............................... weight for it...................................  I have once again officially joined weight watchers.  I tried to do it without accountability and FAILED!!  So,  last Monday I joined back up and set a 5 lb goal for the week.  I lost 8 lbs.!!!  My reward was a date night with the hubby at Texas Roadhouse (probably gained 3 back).  I saved my points all day (only ate 0 point fruits and veggies)  and hubby took me out for a steak.  

On to this weeks menu, which hopefully is weigh watcher friendly:

MONDAY - Baked chicken, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots

TUESDAY - Chicken Giardino for them,  grilled chicken and steamed veggies for me

WEDNESDAY - Vegetable soup


SATURDAY - Homemade pizza

SUNDAY - Zaxbys for them/ work for me :(

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie.