Monday, February 1, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

This will be my first time posting about my weekly meal plan. I have decided to join Meal Plan Monday. I have planned meals for over 9 years. I home schooled my daughter (now a college freshman) and it was necessary to have a plan to feed the family or we would have eaten fast food all of the time! Even though my daughter is away from home, I still plan meals. It is great to be able to wake up in the morning and know what to fix for dinner! I love having one less thing to worry about! So here goes - I won't write breakfast and lunch - I am the only one home during the day and I eat what I want!

Monday - Shrimp Alfredo, salad
Tuesday - Bacon and Mushroom Quiche, French Bread, fresh veggie
Wednesday - Shepherds Pie
Thursday - Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli
Friday - Hot Dogs, Baked Beans or chips
Saturday - Nachos
Sunday - Sticky Chicken, Mashed Potatos, Veggie

I don't know if any of you have had Sticky Chicken before, but if not, try it! I got the recipe years ago - it seemed to be making the rounds of homeshcool moms. Many of you may have tried it and already have the recipe, but if not here it is -

1 chicken
4tsp salt
2tsp paprika
1tsp cayenne
1tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp pepper
1 chopped onion

Combine spices in a bowl. Rub on chicken - inside and out. Refrigerate overnight in a bag. Put onion in cavity and bake at 250 for 5 hours. After 1st hour, baste and then baste every 30 minutes. Juices will carmelize. Let chicken set for 10 minutes before carving.Pin It Now!


Casey (EcOnomical Mom/ Cre8ivaT) said...

I feel as though we are a lot alike. Your thoughts echo mine, or vice versa. :)

cajunquilter said...

Hi, and thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I also love to knit and quilt, and homeschooled our youngest two children. Both have graduated now so I too am home most of the time during the day alone. Today I do have 3 of our 4 grandchildren here for the day. They are all out of school for the day due to teacher planning. Unfortunately both our older daughters must work to help support their families and the children are in school. Sorry for the book lol.

Hollis said...

Oh that chicken sounds yummy.... made my mouth water.
If you would like I can send you a couple of those white vinyl birds if you would like. Then you don't have to find your own. just email me and let me know.
Thanks for your sweet comments about my crafts

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

That chicken recipe sounds divine. I'm going to give it a go this weekend.

Thanks for posting and for visitng my blog and being sweet enough to leave a comment.

I'll let you know how the chicken turns out!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I came, I saw, I cooked.

This was lovely Cynthia. I've never slow cooked chicken before in my oven and it was wonderful.

Definately a keeper- we've named it Cynthia's chicken in your honour!