Monday, May 16, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 05/16/2011

Mid-May already?  Goodness!  We made our monthly trip to Costco this weekend.  Oh, and I had to got to the ER, but I'll explain that in this week's Thursday Thirteen.  Anyway, I decided to go to Costco without my hubby and son (girls only!) and I got out of there in under 40 minutes (a record when maneuvering any Costco but especially one in Los Angeles) and under $250.00 (which included diapers!).

On with the menu:
Rotisserie Chicken (courtesy of Costco) with Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes and steamed mixed veggies.

I bought 2 extra Rotisserie Chicken because I'm going to take the meat off and cube or shred some them and FREEZE them.  It's a trick I learned in Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill.  I could have purchased whole chicken on sale at my local grocery store but it still would not have beat the price of Costco's chicken.  Plus, the work is already done for me!  I can freeze the chicken and use it for recipes like Chicken Enchiladas or Chicken Noodle Soup, which call for pre-cooked chicken.  Time and money saved!

Avgolemono and Chicken Soup (using leftover chicken from Monday's meal)

Chicken Apple Sausage and Apple Kebabs and steamed green beans

Carnitas Fajitas (say that 3 times fast)

Burgers which we didn't have last Saturday since I wasn't feeling well.

Breakfast:  My kids have been asking for Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls so we'll be making them.

This is one my kids love to help out with and it's very simple.  You'll need:
  • 8 oz tube of Crescent Rolls (8 crescents per tube)
  • 1/3 cup of semi-chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (depending on how much you like cinnamon).
  • One slightly beaten egg (optional)
In a small bowl stir sugar and cinnamon together, set aside.  Separate the rolls into 8 triangles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  On 4 of the triangles place 10 chocolate chips towards the wide end of the triangle.  Carefully roll each crescent up.  On the other 4 sprinkle about 1/2 a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture and make sure to spread evenly along crescent.  Carefully roll those up and (if using the egg you would gently brush it on these crescents before the next step) sprinkle more cinnamon sugar over the rolled dough.  Bake according to package directions and let cool slightly before serving.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

That's about it.  Don't forget to check out for more recipes and great organization tips!


Austin Ingenue said...

I love the week plan and fitting in the kids' requests is so awesome. Very well thought out. I hope you're feeling better!

The Accidental Teacher said...

Thank you Beauty!