Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spicy Asian Chicken

inspired by Alli n Son
This has become one of our family favorites!  I love it because I can marinate the chicken the night before and dinner is a snap to put on the table the next night!  I think the chicken in marinade would freeze nicely too.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as my family does!

3-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
for the marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp hot chili sesame oil
1/8 cup ketchup
1 clove garlic
1 tsp grated ginger

I package frozen asian style noodles
1 package asian style vegetables

Brown chicken in skillet.  Once brown, cover and let cook for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.   Add vegetables and cook until vegetable are heated through.  Cook noodles or rice according to directions.  Serve over asian noodles or rice.

Menu Plan Week of 10/30

I thought last week was going to be mellow, and somehow I was wrong!  I don't think we were home before 4:30 or 5 every day.  This week is busy too.  Since most of the week its just my husband and me, I'm keeping it simple!

Sunday: Eggplant Parmesan
Monday: Peperoncini Beef Sandwiches (Slow Cooker Recipe)  These are soooo easy and sooo good!
Tuesday: Tomato Basil Soup and grilled cheese (I bought a jar of the Nordstrom Cafe Soup yesterday when I was out to lunch with a friend)
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Pasta with creamy mushroom sauce
Friday: Chicken Caesar Wraps
Saturday: Homemade Pizza

I'm linking to Menu Plan Monday on Organizing Junkie

Friday, October 21, 2011

Menu Plan 10/24

This week seems pretty mellow, except for the fact that I've been putting off starting to sew my little man's Halloween costume, and now I have to get it done in the next 24 hours!  We don't have a lot going on tomorrow, so I hope to get most of it done to be ready for church on Sunday.

Here's our plan for the week-

Monday- Spicy Asian Chicken
Tuesday- Swiss Chard and Potato Enchiladas
Wednesday- Penne with Tomato Vodka Sauce (from freezer)
Thursday- Grilled cheese Panini Sandwiches
Friday- Eggplant, Onion and Red Pepper Calzones

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BLAT Sandwiches

Sometimes, you need a meal that's quick and easy.  This one is fun and easy.  Pizza nights have been moved to Saturdays during soccer season because we just get home too late.  We need something I can throw together in 20 minutes or less.  This is one of my go-to dishes on those nights (thank goodness soccer is Fridays, not a weekday!)


for avocado spread:
2 ripe avocados, smashed
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper to taste

12 pieces bacon, cooked
sliced tomato
6 slices sourdough bread

Heat a large skillet until its very hot.  Cook bacon to your preferred doneness.  Mash avocado in a small bowl.  Add smashed garlic clove, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

Toast sourdough bread.  Layer with avocado spread, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and bacon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Menu Plan Monday week of 10/17

I know, I know, I haven't done recipes for a while.  The last couple weeks have been crazy busy and when I come home, I've been exhausted!  I promise, things should calm down soon and I will post some recipes.

Sunday-  Ravioli with Prosciutto and Peas
Monday- Cauliflower, Parsnip and Bacon Soup and popovers
Tuesday- Pork Noodle Bowls and Crab Rangoon
Wednesday- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Thursday- Leftovers
Friday- BLTA sandwiches
Saturday- pizza and movie night (unless we go to the football game)

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

The weather is cooling off a little.  Our days are still warm, but in the evenings, its definitely cooler.  I have parent-teacher conferences all week at work, so I'm going to try to keep dinners easy.  Parent- Teacher conferences always wipe me out!

Monday: Sausage, swiss chard and potato soup (Crock Pot)
Tuesday: Stir-fried Egg Noodles and Chicken Egg Rolls
Wednesday: Pasta with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pepper Jack Stuffed Burgers and sweet potato fries