Dirty Dishes: Weekly Meal Plan #3
Ok, I didn’t intend for this to turn into a weekly meal planning thing but as long as you’re interested, I’ll keep it up. So that being said, here’s what we’re having for dinner this week.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore (purists are going to think this recipe is a total cheat but let me tell you, it’s worth it to cheat)
3 lbs mix of chicken legs & thighs
1 jar of your favourite pasta sauce
1 can of tomato paste
(sliced mushrooms & green peppers optional)
remove skin off all chicken and place into a large slow cooker. In a bowl, mix together pasta sauce and tomato paste. Pour over chicken in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over brown rice or pasta.
Slow Cooker Meat Loaf w/Mashed Potatoes – Easy recipe I got from RecipeTips.com. You can find it HERE.
Chicken & Broccoli Quinoa Casserole – I found this one on Pinterest and have made it once. It turned out so yummy but I did make some slight adjustments. First off I poached 2 chicken breasts and cut up the meat then added it to the mix. Also ended up using 3-3.5 cups of cooked quinoa and an extra can of soup to get more volume and substance out of the recipe. You can find the original recipe HERE.
Ham & Broccoli & Cheese Quiche w/Salad – This simple, yummy recipe came from my Auntie who also happens to be the best cook and baker I’ve ever known. You can adapt the base of this recipe to your own personal taste. Add roasted veggies or sausages, the skies the limit.
1 frozen or fresh pie crust
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped ham cubes
1/2 cup shredded cheese (plus extra for the topping)
2 cups steamed, drained, chopped broccoli crowns
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix eggs and milk. Pour eggs into pie crust. Sprinkle ham, cheese and broccoli into egg mix. Top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. Put pie on a cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the centre is no longer wiggly.
Serve with salad.
Pizza Day – If you have a favourite pizza place now’s your chance to go nuts. If you want something a little more personal and cheaper than frozen or take-out then try my recipe.
1 pgk of Flat-Outs wraps (I love this product. They’re thick enough to handle pizza toppings but thin enough to be guilt free and at 110 calories for 1 you can really enjoy your pizza)
Here are some sample toppings:
1 spolumbos sausage per person (remove meat casing into a frying pan and crumble cook the meat)
pizza sauce (I use plain old tomato paste and sprinkle oregano on it)
roasted mushrooms, peppers and broccoli (sliced or cut, tossed in a light drizzle of olive oil, roasted at 400 for 20 minutes)
Bake at 400 until edges are crisp and cheeses are melted. About 10 minutes.