Sunday, October 28, 2012

Meal Planning & Random Pics

So, how many of you plan out your meals each week in advance?  I got so tired of driving home from work and thinking "what will we do for dinner" that I decided to give it a try.  It does take a bit of work, but I love it!

Each Sunday I make a Target/Ingles run to pick up the things we will need for the week and then I'm set for the week.  I usually write our meals on a dry erase board on our refrigerator.  Kevin hijacked the board last week and put in his OWN ideas....

I had to laugh when I saw.  It actually took me a few days to catch it.  I think he had some good ideas, don't you?  I guess he thought that it was his turn to "cook" on Sunday. :)

Anyway, I really only plan about 3 meals for the week.  Typically I plan to cook on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Unless we use the crock pot, we don't have time to cook on Wednesdays so that's a leftover night.  And, we never know what we are going to be doing on the weekend, so I leave those open.  Plus, I don't want to over plan meals for the week so I don't waste groceries if we end up doing something different.  It's worked well for us.

This is a short week for us because we are heading out on a quick beach vacation Thursday evening.  Since the temperatures are supposed to be dropping, we'll be having this for dinner on Monday & Tuesday...

2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 can of cream of chicken soup1 can of cream of celery soup (I subbed cream of mushroom and it was great)3 15-oz cans of chicken broth1 small onion, choppedchopped carrotschopped celery1 tbsp dried parsley flakes1/2 tbsp celery seedsalt and pepper to taste1 can of biscuits (Grands), cut into 6 pieces each

Place everything except for the biscuits into the crock pot and cook on low for 6ish hours.

Then take out chicken and shred it or chop it- whatever is easiest.  Place the chicken back in the crock pot and add the biscuits.  Cook for about 1.5 more hours on low.    

I finally posted this recipe over on my Recipe Blog, so it's there for my future reference.

Happy Halloween week!


  1. Yes, meal planning makes life so much easier!! And so does the Crock Pot! :-)

  2. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I in finding It really helpful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to offer something again and aid others like you helped me. sexy dorothy costume


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