|Chicken Stir-Fry, Steak-Topped Salad, Sticky Chicken with Memaw's Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes, and Grilled Burgers|
I've also upped dinner time from 6:30 to 5:30-ish. What a difference this has made!!! We are less cranky. The kitchen is cleaned earlier. We have more relaxing evenings. If your schedule allows, you should really give this a try! What time do you typically eat dinner?
Ok, so on to some of my new discoveries.
First Disovery: The most amazing chicken broth ever. I'm in love. It's also super easy. And it gets even better--this chicken broth is oh-so-healthy for you! And you don't have to chop a single carrot.
Here's what you do: Make Sticky Chicken in your crockpot (the chicken itself is very good! I used Sweet Pea's recipe to the tee, except I reduced the cooking time to around 5-6 hours because my crockpot cooks quickly, even on low).
Then, as her recipe directs, after you've de-boned your chicken (not hard since the meat falls off the bones!), toss the bones back in the crock pot with the lovely chicken juices and 6 additional cups of water.
Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
After the chicken broth has cooled, I try to skim as much of the fat off the top as possible.
You now have the most amazing chicken broth!!!! Please excuse my over-use of exclamation points; I am just really excited about this. I have been making chicken broth for awhile now, and it has always been more work and has never tasted this flavorful. This broth can be eaten by itself. I cannot wait to make soup with this stuff. I already used it in a lemon shrimp pasta and the result was divine.
Second Discovery: Freezer Breakfast Burritos. I will share a photo tutorial this afternoon/tomorrow. Stay tuned!
I think I just gained a pound looking at that picture.
Thankfully for your waistline, I'll be sharing that recipe next week most likely. But then you won't want to miss it. :D
Now that I've talked your ear off, here is our menu plan for this week:
Breakfasts: Freezer Breakfast Burritos, Smoothies, Cold Cereal, Homemade Yogurt
Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches on Honey Wheat Bread
Monday--Black Beans and Rice with Sausage (carried over from last week)
Tuesday--Chipotle Chicken with Peppers over brown rice, green beans
Wednesday--Pizza night! With salad on the side.
Thursday--Crockpot BBQ Chicken with mashed potatoes and carrots
Friday--I'm out of town--leftovers for hubby.
Saturday--Still out of town--Burritos for hubby.
Sunday--Some simple spaghetti, since I'll just be getting back to town.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest kitchen discoveries...or hear about yours. :) If you need some top notch menu planning ideas, check out Menu Planning Monday.
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