I spend incredible amounts of time in my kitchen. Therefore, I am always looking for ways to make my work there easier and more effective. Here's a time-saving idea that dawned on me this weekend:
Make pre-made "spice mixes" for recipes that call for large amounts of varied spices. One such recipe for me is Jenna's Sticky Chicken. It's super easy to make, but requires pulling 7-8 spice bottles out of the cabinet. Today when I had all the bottles pulled out, I just made multiple "batches" of the spice mixture, which will make throwing this recipe together even easier in the future! Love it.
Another go-to spice mixture in our home is Homemade Taco Seasoning.
With that said, here is this week's menu plan. You may notice that there is an abundance of chicken in this menu. Whole chickens were on sale last week for .79/lb and I bought 4 of them, so chicken it is!
Breakfasts: Oatmeal (which I've finally decided that I like!), Cold Cereal, Yogurt, Toast
Lunches: Sandwiches, Leftovers
Dinners:Monday--Cream of Mushroom Soup (carried over from last week), Biscuits, Spinach
Tuesday--Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue with mashed potatoes
Wednesday--Chicken Quesadillas (anyone have a killer way of making these?)
Thursday--Spaghetti, Broccoli, Garlic Bread
Friday--Chicken and Rice Soup in the crockpot (new recipe!), Carrots
Saturday--Shepherd's Pie (my adaptation of this recipe)
Looking for more menu plans? Check out Menu Planning Monday.
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