Notes for this week
|Maple Dijon Chicken||Zucchini and Tomatoes||Italian Bread|
|Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo||Green Salad|
|Loaded Baked Potatoes||Steamed Broccoli||Black-eyed Peas|
|Quick & Easy Mexican Style Soup||Baguette|
|Lemon Rosemary Chicken||Peas and Carrots||Dinner Rolls|
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🗓️ Day 1
- Maple Dijon Chicken
- Italian Bread
- Zucchini and Tomatoes
Maple Dijon Chicken (Freezer Cooking)
- 1-½ to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup Dijon mustard
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- Combine Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
- Place chicken in slow cooker and pour sauce on top.
- Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
To stock your freezer:
- Place chicken in a freezer container and pour mixture over chicken. Seal, while removing the air, and label with the date and the following: “Maple Dijon Chicken: Thaw in refrigerator overnight and cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.”
Zucchini & Tomatoes
- 2 large zucchini, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 15 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a fry pan. Add chopped zucchini and sauté until tendercrisp.
- Add tomatoes and stir gently. Cook until heated through.
- Salt to taste and serve.
🗓️ Day 2
- Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo
- Green Salad
Broccoli & Fettuccine Alfredo
- 8 oz fettuccine, cooked according to pkg. directions
- ½ recipe homemade alfredo sauce, or a jar of prepared sauce
- 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
- Steam broccoli in covered microwave safe dish for about 5 minutes or add broccoli to fettuccine during the last five minutes of the fettuccine boiling time.
- Drain pasta and broccoli. Serve Alfredo sauce over pasta and broccoli.
🗓️ Day 3
- Loaded Baked Potatoes
- Steamed Broccoli
- Black-eyed Peas
Loaded Baked Potatoes
- 6 large baking potatoes, or as many as you need
- 15 oz can chili, heated
- shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- vegetable oil for coating
- Optional ingredients: sour cream, green onions, tomatoes
- Coat potatoes with oil. Coat with coarsely ground salt and pepper and cook using the method of your choice below.
- Cut open and slightly mash insides of potatoes (leave insides in potato). Top with chili, cheese and any other garnishes you choose.
- Prick potatoes with a fork several times, wrap in aluminum foil, and cook at 350°F for approximately 1 hour or until centers are hot and tender.
- Prick potatoes with a fork several times, wrap in aluminum foil, and cook in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.
- Prick potatoes with a fork several times, and starting with 6 minutes, cook in the microwave on high. Check potatoes regularly to see if they are done, adding time in 1-2 minute increments until they are cooked through.
Instant Pot Method:
- A Mindful Mom has Instant Pot instructions for baked potatoes.
🗓️ Day 4
- Quick & Easy Mexican Style Soup
Quick & Easy Mexican Style Soup
Additional condiments as desired:
- avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sour cream
- tortilla chips
- Place ground beef and onion in a soup pot and cook until beef is reheated and onion is tender.
- Add water, undrained tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix. Simmer, covered, until hot.
- Add cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips to soup if desired. Add jalapenos or salsa for a spicier soup.
🗓️ Day 5
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken
- Peas and Carrots
- Dinner Rolls
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
- 1 large whole roaster
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 lemon
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Clean chicken and remove anything in the cavity. Pat dry.
- In a small bowl, mix together everything except chicken and lemon. Rub the butter mixture over entire chicken.
- Cut the lemon in half, and slightly squeeze the juice from one half over top of chicken. Put both lemon halves inside chicken cavity.
- Place chicken on a roasting rack in a roaster and roast for about 1 hour, basting 2-3 times. Cover with foil and roast an additional 30-45 minutes, basting 1-2 times, until internal temperatures reach 165°. Let chicken sit for about 5 minutes before carving.
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